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il Barcaiolo

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Italian, Chowder, Soups
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Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
39 0942 625633
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 7
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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
Perfect spot for a lazy lunch.

We loved this place!! Delicious Sicilian food, great friendly service and a beautiful setting. We were staying in Taomina for a week and once we found this place it became our regular lunch spot! Try to book and get one of the tables over looking the bay.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
christianosorio
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Poole, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We loved this place!! Delicious Sicilian food, great friendly service and a beautiful setting. We were staying in Taomina for a week and once we found this place it became our regular lunch spot! Try to book and get one of the tables over looking the bay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place is accessible from the road only by way of a lot of steps that people complain about. But coming to Taormina and complaining of elevation change is for people who should have stayed at home on the prairies, the plains, the steppes. Taormina is a vertical town. Anyway, it's close to the beach, and there are some restricted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This little restaurant is tucked away down a little side street off nazionale overlooking the "town beach" - it is a little tricky to find but well worth it ( Via Castelluccio 43 so is not in the main town of Taormina) telephone +39 0942 625 633 The restaurant specialises in fantastic seafood and has a great vibe as it... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food was top notch, the service excellent in a very unique and relaxed setting. We ate there twice , once for dinner which was very romantic and once for lunch which was very enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The best food in our entire holiday. Just a few steps from the Mazzaro Bay. Silent. Romantic. Perfect Sicilian cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Recommended to try Il Barcaiolo by the gentleman who ran our b&b after I asked him for a good local seafood restaurant. A little tricky to find since it's almost at beach level down a long flight of steps not far from the cable car depot. This restaurant is worth finding. If the seafood was any fresher it would jump... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Amazing price for fresh fish of the day, best price I saw while in Taormina. Great location, overlooking the sea. Found the restaurant by accident while trying to find our way home! Lovely fresh fish, recommended to anyone in Taormina!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Fantastic setting, typical sicilian food and great views ... Nothing more to ask ... Meraviglioso 😁👍 will surely come again !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Recommended by hotel and we were not disappointed, need to book very popular. Lovely views from terrace and nice romantic feel to this restaurant. Delicious fish and good value wine. Restaurant brought mosquito spray to the table which was a good move however we were still troubled by them, I suppose it is the downside of the garden style setting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Hi went to this restaurant as a couple, we ordered the seafood mixed starter and the Caprese tomato and cheese salad, be warned the portions are very large. The seafood starter would have been enough for us both to share. I ordered Fritto Misto, my partner the Seafood risotto, both were stunning and very well cooked. (Yes the fish has... More 

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Additional Information about il Barcaiolo

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

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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, Chowder, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
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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