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Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
39 0942 625633
Tuesday
Closed
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 260
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  • 22
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  • 6
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charming view, perfect service and delicious fresh seafood. Definitely a wonderful place to go. Don't forget to book in advance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
Stephanefrance1
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I cannot understand the ratings on this restaurant. Recommended by our hotel we went here. Service is a bit chaotic, and despite an empty restaurant we we crammed on a small table in the corner. The primi piati was excellent. Good risotta and a nice pasta. But that is not exectly rocket science. To our shock, the swordfish was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Charming view, perfect service and delicious fresh seafood. Definitely a wonderful place to go. Don't forget to book in advance.

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dublin
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45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Unrivalled location!delicious seafood and pasta!their organic wine is also very good. all at a very reasonable price.one of my favourites in taormina!

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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went to il Barcaiolo thanks to the TripAdvisor reviews and a recommendation by our hotel. The view was great but that was the only thing that we enjoyed. Another family staying at our hotel had booked a table for 7 but were told on arrival that the restaurant wasn't opening until 7.30 so they should go for a walk.... More 

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dublin
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Thank you Tripadvisor for this recommendation. I asked the hotel we were staying in to call to see if they had a table free on a friday evening at the end of September. Sadly it was booked up. We set off for a walk and I decided to find it and see what we were missing. It's located very near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is a small restaurant in Mazzaro right on the beach so reservations are a MUST. Four of us went and we tried the following: bruschetta, crostini, large bowl of minestrone soup – all were very good. We also had stuffed sardines, pan fried – best sardines we had in Sicily; pasta with pistachio sauce with seafood – excellent; clams... More 

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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Everything was good - the food and service were superb. We went several times and loved the place - very close to our hotel.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Tucked away in a corner of the seafront at Taormina is one of the finest restaurants in Sicily. Unassuming, the open-sided outdoor part of the restaurant is very special (there is an interior part, too, where we also dined with friends one evening.) Everything is freshly caught, for this is seafood at its best and most delectable. I recommend both... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Perfect view, perfect hospitality. Food made with love and served with a smile.. Thank you for a wonderful lunch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The mixed fish as a starter is sufficient as a whole meal. If you are a fan of seafood, you must come here

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: 39 0942 625633

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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