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Piazza San Domenico, 5/59 | San Domenico Palace, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 15
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We wanted to try this restaurant because of its Michelin stars and its very convenient location in our hotel. We were lucky enough to get a reservation at the last minute and get a table out on the terrace. It was a very romantic and special dining experience. The service was great and the food was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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bedford
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Definitely deserves a Michelin 2*. The food was extraordinarily good and the staff were fabulous. We were there in July and dined outside which added to the experience.

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Principe Cerami, responded to this review

Dear Kirkmans, We are very glad that you have enjoyed our Principe Cerami and our team, it is true that eat outside give a different and romantic idea to the dinner. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Best Sicilian regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More 

Explorador09
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109 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Refined setting, superb service, excellent wines. The dishes are proudly Sicilian but in our opinion would benefit from some more audacity on part of the chef. Prices as expected and given the venue and the level of service, worth the visit.

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Principe Cerami, responded to this review

Dear Exsplorado, Thank you so much for your recommendation an suggestion, I will talk with our chef but as you had written his kitchen is proudly Sicilian with a touch of innovation. Thank again for your review. Best regards Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More 

Vence, France
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

First of all, the restaurant only has 7 tables…..so make your reservations. It is very romantic, service is wonderful, and the food is excellent. The breads they offer are truly wonderful - the pistachio bread is not to be missed. My husband and I wanted to try more items than were on the tasting menu so we opted to go... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Principe Cerami, responded to this review

Dear TheoMonk, I agree with you the pistachio’s bread is not to be missed! I would like to thank you for your review because you give me the opportunity to intensify the importance to choose local Sicilian wines. The entire staff of the Principe Cerami will be proud to ear that you have enjoyed them service and of course the... More 

New York City, New York
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The view at sunset, with full moon is incredible. The service is fantastic, kind, knowledgeable. A great wine list is presented by the sommelier, the local wines are a good pairing to the menu. Even my teenage son, who is picky with his food, had a wonderful experience here. They were very flexible with his choice from the menu.

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Principe Cerami, responded to this review

Dear Guest, The red full moon of July was incredible amazing, you are right! Thank you to have remembered it to us. I am very glad that you and your family had the opportunity to experience the union between excellent food, service and incredible views. I will share your comment with the entire staff. Luisa Cacopardo Assistant Manager More 

Glenbrook, Nevada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You must make a prior reservation for this terrace restaurant in the 15th century monastery turned 5-star San Domenico Palace hotel. There are only 16 seats, each with a wonderful sea and Etna view. The food selections were wonderful and our wine pairings magnificent. The only thing that bothered me was upon entering the hotel, there were no directional signs... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Principe Cerami, responded to this review

Dear Tahoemom2, Thank you very much for writing this extraordinary review of Principe Cerami. Your remarks are wonderful we really appreciate them. I will forward your compliments to the entire staff and especially to Alessandro the sommelier. Regarding the entrance I am very sorry that you did not approach our Front Office staff, they would certainly helped you to find... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We wanted to go to a Michelin rated restaurant in Taormina and this one looked like a great choice. We had been to several Michelin restos in Italy (including 3 star in Modena, and another two star and several one stars) and of all of them this was our favorite. They had (like La Pergola in Rome) a 'water' list... More 

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Luisa C, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Principe Cerami, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your nice comments and description of Prince Cerami Restaurant, further more because you give to future traveller a precious idea of it. We are proud that an expert connoisseur of starred restaurant has the time to write such an extraordinary review full of suggestions ( I will try the red sparkling... More 

London
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Well, I hope so, because I've always relied on Michelin as the gold standard in rating the finest restaurants in the world, but I am losing my faith.... I'm disappointed to say that the Principe Cerami is not only undeserving of its 2 Michelin Star rating, but is quite honestly so bad that it is overshadowed by almost any of... More 

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Luica, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Principe Cerami, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you for your review, your opinion is very important. I had read carefully your remarks and I think you did not eat in our Michelin restaurant, for many reasons. First of all we did nor serve gazpagno and boiled potatoes, and secondly the Cerami restaurant was born 11th years ago and it got its first Michelin Star... More 

Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

the restaurant in one the most beautiful and gorgeous hotels - San Domenico - monastery transformed into a luxurious hotel. the restaurant has 7 tables, you eat in cosy darkness with a candel lights . the food is complex, expensive but if you visit a 2 starred michelin restaurant that should be predictable. the vine list is a delight! good... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We wanted to try this restaurant because of its Michelin stars and its very convenient location in our hotel. We were lucky enough to get a reservation at the last minute and get a table out on the terrace. It was a very romantic and special dining experience. The service was great and the food was fantastic, but there were... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My friend chose this restaurant for our final night in Taormina because of its 2 Michelin stars. We had a drink out in the cloister garden beforehand which was nice. Unfortunately we couldn't sit out for dinner (not sure why not) which meant we were in a small room with terrible lighting. Interestingly the one and only photo of the... More 

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Address: Piazza San Domenico, 5/59 | San Domenico Palace, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
Cuisine: European

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  • Address: Piazza San Domenico, 5/59 | San Domenico Palace, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina

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  • Cuisine: European

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