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il Barcaiolo

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Italian, Chowder
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
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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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The best food in our entire holiday. Just a few steps from the Mazzaro Bay. Silent. Romantic. Perfect Sicilian cuisine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
19emrah03
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Istanbul, Turkey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We arrived 15 min early for our table they told us not ready I asked if we could sit & have a drink told no. My husband wanted leave because of their rudeness I persuaded him to stay as it's no easy feat getting there from the town, he agreed & we sat on the little beach until time to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Service was very impersonal. We were not asked whether we enjoyed the food and nobody bothered to say goodbye when we left. The food was of very average quality. Tuna salad made with tinned tuna, Sicilian salad made with tinned artichokes. Main courses were OK. Grilled vegetables were burned and at 8 euro very overpriced. Total bill for 2 came... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

WE went to this restaurant from the recommendation of the hotel. Went down a thousand crooked steps to get there. Waited for the restaurant to open. We had a party of five. When the owner lady came down the steps she asked if I had a reservation? I told her our hotel sent us and we didnt have one..she said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the owner of our accommodation and it was amazing. The seafood salad was great, not a lettuce leaf in sight, delicious fresh seafood. The waitress recommend a local bottle of wine which was perfect. My favourite restaurant for casual, not pretentious, great local food on the beach.

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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

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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

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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