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il Barcaiolo

Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
39 0942 625633
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Ranked #18 of 216 restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Beatiful location with nice views and relaxing atmosphere.Food is great,the mixed platter of raw fish is superb.The staff is friendly and helpful.The Wine list is not extensive but had some good local varieties.Definetely worth a visit!

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Boston
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A friend in the US recommended this spot, tucked at the foot of Taormina's hill, where land meets sea in a charming little harbor. Dined here twice for beautifully prepared fresh fish, pasta with squid ink, etc. Your feet are practically in the sand. It seems a bit touristy, but it is a restaurant in a tourist town, so that... More

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England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

This is an amazing setting tucked in a shaded oasis at the end of a beach. I think this is a family affair, certainly the largest portions in town, and of a high quality. We went twice as this is truly an idyllic setting. The negatives are, lots of Mosquitos so spray before you visit, and the service can be... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Make sure you book this spot since it seems to be quite popular. We enjoyed out meal here, the seafood is great and the location is amazing - right on the beach. The only caveat is watch out for buying fish by the gram. We got a small fish, which, once filleted was not much (two average serves) and was... More

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Reading, Berkshire, England
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went there twice during our 10 day stay in Taormina, it is well worth finding. The food is excellent, particularly the fish - I would strongly recommend any pasta that includes fish. But my friends had the meat and they reported it as excellent. The location is amazing, but the restaurant is not large and you need to book... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

ask about the fresh fish of the day and probe the sicilian style of cook, its wonderful... its not cheap but is really good...

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UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Just spent a week in Taormina with husband and two friends, and we all loved this restaurant. Great seafood. Everything tastes freshly prepared and delicious - and the service is very friendly. The setting is romantic and charming - tucked away by the beach below Taormina: well worth a trip down in the cable car if you are staying in... More

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dublin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Firstly, the location of this restaurant is phenomenal. Beautiful views and romantic atmosphere. The food is delicious with seafood being the star of the show. However, their pistachio and prawn pasta is also out of this world! I would recommend this for main and mussels for starter! Portions are big so ideal for sharing! Great for dinner and lunch!

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Doetinchem, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

the setting and panorama here are absolutely unique: a small fisher harbour and the view over the sea to Isola Bella. Service is friendly, beeing abroud guess you can´t pretend great knowlege of foreign languages from waiters. But food is great: the grilled beef slice I had was surely the very best I ever had. All fish dishes we had... More

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Top Contributor
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33 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a darling outside restaurant down in Mazzaro, below Taormina. It specializes in fresh, fresh seafood and fish from the overlooking sea. My seafood risotto was excellent. My friends had grilled octopus, and veal Marsala. The octopus was so fresh and tender, the veal was excellent as well. The grand finale is Anna Marie's Tiramasu!! She is one of... More

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