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Principe Cerami

Piazza San Domenico, 5/59 | San Domenico Palace, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #134 of 206 restaurants in Taormina
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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UK
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110 reviews 110 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

When you book they take a note of your credit card number. The restaurant is a 2 (Michelin) star establishment in the Hotel San Domenico where we stopped for a drink first. It's all very 15 C. We had a beer - no point in over-egging a beer in a garden. The restaurant is quite small - it's also elegant... More

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London
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175 reviews 175 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Since this is a 2-star restaurant, we had high expectations about the standard. Service was nice and friendly, attentive without being obtrusive and they didn't try to push us to buy more items more than they would in other Michelin restaurants. The sommelier was also very good and made excellent recommendations. We were sightly dissappointed that despite the fact that... More

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Kittery, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant in April and have eaten at many Michelin starred restaurants in several countries. Our experience must be a rare one, given the stellar reviews that are written. Our visit was a combination of what we consider, unnecessary pompous sales and just poor service. To be fair the actual food was quite good, but two stars is... More

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Canouan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Let me start by saying that I am a Chef Concierge of a 5 star hotel so I am used to trying restaurants and to be very critic about them! I have eaten for the second time in the last 2 years at the Principe Cerami and .....WOW what an experience. I am not usually a big fan of michelin... More

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Istanbul
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

A bit of a hit and miss affair. First the good bits: it was summer, so lovely setting on the balcony. The service was good and the sommelier's recommendations were excellent. The starter was good (we both had the same tomato based starter), one main dish (can't remember which - sorry) was a miss, the other, a risotto with Ragusa... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Innovative Italian cuisine, great ambiance (on the terrace facing the sea), extensive wine list (not too expensive), knowledgeable and friendly staff

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

The Principe Cerami is not ranked as the best restaurant in Taormina by trip advisor, but it is undoubtedly the best restaurant in Taormina (in my humble opinion). The restaurant terrace overlooks the Ionian Sea and this is a truly romantic spot to enjoy some of the best food you'll ever taste. Service was impeccable, as you'd expect from a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Having two Michelin stars can be a burden when it comes to reviewing a dining experience; it gives one the right to be a little picky and expect utter perfection. In this case, I'm happy to say the Principe Cerami deserves both stars. The slightly cramped table arrangement some folk have complained about didn't bother us and the service was... More

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Gent
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This 2 star restaurant is located near the center of Taormina in the San Domeinco hotel. If you go for the tasting menu, you have 2 choices ; the "today" and the "yesterday". "Today" reflects the actual level of the restaurant while the "yesterday" menu is the on that remembers the days of the 1 star. We went for "yesterday",... More

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I was travelling alone this trip so was a little anxious about going to this type of restaurant without a dinner date. But the staff were lovely and made me feel very much at home. The food was stunning. Really interesting flavours and textures. And the wines by the glass were outstanding too. I particularly enjoyed one wine and the... More

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