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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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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, wonderful location

Lovely restaurant, very family friendly. Super location and views. Great food - I ate delicious swordfish and others had veal, pasta and steaks - everyone was very happy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant, very family friendly. Super location and views. Great food - I ate delicious swordfish and others had veal, pasta and steaks - everyone was very happy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to a restaurant in our fortnight in Sicily - and the best! We enjoyed a fantastic meal in delightfully romantic surroundings, watching the sun setting on the beach. The service was friendly and unpretentious and the bruschetta was the best we've ever tasted - who knew tomatoes, garlic, onions and herbs could be blended so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

They simply know what they are doing in this restaurant. The service is friendly and efficient, the food is well cooked, simple and delicious. Great location close to the beach, nice terrace outside, better to book a table to guarantee a table. Recommend.

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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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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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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: 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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