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Ristorante L'Arco Dei Cappuccini

Via Cappuccini, 1, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 24893
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Ranked #60 of 216 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Terrible terrible place. i can't stress how bad it is enough. Staff where arrogant to beyond belief, the wait makes you want to commit suicide! Literally! do not eat here unless you are a bored critic who wants to write an extremely long essay based on one of the worst dining experiences you will ever have.

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Great friendly service, fantastic food, so tasty! This place was recommended by a local in Taormina. Need I say more! They have fresh fish on the menu daily, reasonable priced for Taormina. They have a great wine selection too. Cannot fault! Recommended!

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great meal! We did not have a reservation, however, we arrived early enough for a table. The only option was a table inside even though there were several tables outside on the terrace even after we left. The quality of the food made up for that. A local place and don't expect a lot of ambiance just superior food quality.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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214 reviews 214 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We booked a table for 2 for 7.15 and arrived just before then; that's the time the restaurant officially opens. We were shown to a table outside which was very nice because it is surrounded by a small garden. Not long after we sat down 2 other couples came in and sat down. Our orders were taken by 7.20 and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We booked a table at this restaurant after reading reviews about it. We had stayed in Taormina nearly two weeks, and were aware of both tourist traps and small hidden gems. This place is not located on the main tourist track, but it is not more than one minute walk from porto Messina. We had a dinner, the night before... More

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Malta.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This was our third visit and this restaurant just keeps getting better. Both of our pasta starters were simply amazing...one with fresh tuna and one with lobster...both bursting with flavour. Our fish was perfectly cooked and the tiramisu was also very good! We will make It a point to always book this place whenever in Taormina!! Reservation is a must!

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Manchester
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8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Friendly and experienced staff serve fantastic food in a relaxed and informal garden setting a few yards off the main drag. Definitely a cut above the identikit folksy trattorias and stuffy hotel-dining-room places. Excellent fish mains.

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Plymouth, Michigan, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The proprietors at this restaurant stayed open for us when we wanted a late lunch. The food was delicious and they were very friendly. Scrumptious sounding specials were offered with some unique variations. I stuck with the spaghetti carbonara and was not disappointed. Off the main street, shaded courtyard dining. Very pleasant and not expensive.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We ate here 3 times in a week it was so good. It’s small and necessary to book. Tucked away near the Messina gate, it has a few tables in a courtyard enclosed within a hedge of climbing plants. The fish is very fresh and delicious, particularly the Carpaccio and Bonita. Try the Parmangianna aubergine cake. The service is friendly... More

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Catania
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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Whilst the location is average, the food is just delicious.....above average service for taormina but always a low bill for the quality of food.....I used to go once a week when I lived here and was never disappointed....cant wait to get back to Tao and have the dish I cant remember with the saffron rice which is just divine........

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