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il Barcaiolo

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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, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 336
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  • 141
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
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  • 17
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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 most wonderful lunch , my wife and I shared 4 dishes and all were brilliant. I'm sure you cannot go wrong here. Great service and very cheap considering the quality of the food

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
NREvans
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The most wonderful lunch , my wife and I shared 4 dishes and all were brilliant. I'm sure you cannot go wrong here. Great service and very cheap considering the quality of the food

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Thank NREvans
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Easily hidden near the boat storage in Mazzarro, my husband and I were recommended this retaurant by our BNB owner. The only downside was that we got eaten alive by mosquitos ~ the retaurant thankfully had bug spray onsite which was a LIFE SAVER! I had the most delicious pesto pistacio pasta with prawns. The only grapple was how large... More 

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Thank Kaelen K
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We were lucky enough to be sat on the best table in the restaurant overlooking the sea. All the food was delicious, I had the smoked fish to start and the most delicious seafood linguine main course. So much fresh seafood was used and it really deserves the five stars I'm giving.

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Thank Matt L
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Located in a beautiful spot down by a small harbour, the sound of the tide enhances the setting beautifully. Not too many tables so a booking is necessary. The food was excellent. Really delicious. The staff clearly know and our proud of the food served. Very reasonably priced too. Best dinner we have had in Sicily. Ohh...and profiteroles in chocolate....delish!!

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Thank Inna84
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Tasty & generous seafood. We had sicilian swordfish & seafood linguini. Both were delicious. Bit hard to find down some dark stairs but beautiful setting right near beach.

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Thank KAN37
London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Tried the place one night but it was fully booked, so we booked for the day after. It's a family run restaurant, You feel really great there, the seafood pasta were incredible and I was very impressed by the seafood salad: I thought there's be lettuce and some seafood but it was a big plate with crawfish, prawns, mussels, octopus... More 

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Thank team_beezoo
London
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Excellent pasta, we really enjoyed it, as well as the welcoming cat! Good location, off the beach. Recommended

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Thank Hadrien2000
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

This restaurant is one of the nicest I have during my 10 days in Taormina. Is located at the south-east end of beach Mazzaro. The taste of spaghetti with sea-food were the best in my life and the house wine just complete a nice evening. The prices are a bit higher but not exaggerated for a place like Taormina during... More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited here twice during our recent holiday to Taormina, once for dinner and again for lunch another day. Both times we were lucky enough to get an outside table with a beautiful view of the bay. The location was in an ideal place for where we were staying so thought we would try it out, and we couldn't fault... More 

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Thank callysl
Sutherland Shire, Australia
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Hard to find, but worth the experience - selection of different Sicilian dishes and delectable seafood - a little pricey

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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, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?