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Salita Ciampoli, 9, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23802
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Gourmet Restaurant Ciampoli of the Hotel El Jebel of Taormina offers...
The Gourmet Restaurant Ciampoli of the Hotel El Jebel of Taormina offers you the best dishes of a rich à la carte menu, conceived and prepared by our talented chef, an unrepeatable experience that will inebriate you with the famous aromas of traditional Sicilian cuisine.The wines, selected from prestigious Sicilian, Italian and international wine cellars are combined with fresh, first-quality ingredients, the only way to transform romantic dinners, working lunches and special events into unforgettable memories.
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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
really the best

I was there on Christmas period and, even if I know Taormina quite well I didn't know this small and fantastic hotel, El Jebel's the name, where this lovely restaurant is. We had probably the best food of Taormina in a warm and nice atmosphere. simply the best!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Joseph T
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I was there on Christmas period and, even if I know Taormina quite well I didn't know this small and fantastic hotel, El Jebel's the name, where this lovely restaurant is. We had probably the best food of Taormina in a warm and nice atmosphere. simply the best!

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We do like everything in this place! the excellent staff, the fish menu the fantastic panna cotta dessert... what can I say? Thank you grazieeeee

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Ristorante Ciam... T, Direttore at Ciampoli, responded to this review

Dear Pekka, what can we say? just a warm "grazie" for your nicest words. It is to read thise words that we will moltiply our efforts in future!! We look forward for seeing you again!! More 

London
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

First of all let me state that the manager of the hotel, who regaled both charm and charisma, was fantastic. He is an asset and very little explanation is needed as to why he was recalled back to this venue from Las Vegas to try and turn the place around. Now to the actual bones of the review: The meal... More 

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Ristorante Ciam... T, Direttore at Ciampoli, responded to this review

Dear Mark, we are really sorry in discovering that your experience at our Ciampoli Restaurant has not been appropriate, following your comments. We always try to make any dinner an unique event and we do hope that you will come back again in Taormina and will allow us to demostrate how our food can be much better of what your... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a beautiful rooftop restaurant situated on top of the El Jebel Hotel just off the main street. We both had the aubergine, tomato and ricotta started and wow, it was incredible. Excellent food and service!

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

You won't struggle to find places to eat in Taormina; the bigger problem I have in places like this is sorting the chaff from the golden grain. We found this place by chance, it's set well back from the main via, up a long wide flight of steps - this may explain why it seemed quiet when we arrived: I... More 

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Ristorante Ciam... T, Direttore generale at Ciampoli, responded to this review

Dear guest, Roberta remembers very well you and your lovely partner. Allow us to thank you very much for your words which are a constant push to do always better. We truly hope to see you again! More 

London, England
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Would love to review this rooftop restaurant but.. We visited for research the night before our 25th wedding anniversary. Liked the view and the ambiance and viewed the menu. Had a long chat with the Maitre D, explaining about our special night, booking our table and agreed we could arrive just before 7pm the next day for cocktails to be... More 

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Ristorante Ciam... T, Direttore generale at Ciampoli, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Let me express our deepest apologies for what has certainly been an awful misunderstanding. As you may notice from other reviews one of our strength is, and surely will always be!, an intense and passionate care for our customers. We have tried to find out what happened and how such a great inconvenient could have happened. So much... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited for our 1st wedding anniversary and couldn't have made a better choice. From the moment we arrived and received a lovely glass of prosecco, we were made to feel very welcome and totally relaxed. The restaurant is on the roof terrace of the El Jebel hotel, just off the Corso Umberto. Panoramic views are spectacular. Our fine dining... More 

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Ristorante Ciam... T, Direttore generale at Ciampoli, responded to this review

Dear guest, thank you very much for the wonderful words. It is because of people like you that we make every day our best to improve our services and our food! We look forward to seeing you again in Taormina! More 

Island of Malta, Malta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Unfortunately this restaurant wasn't as good as we expected. Although there is an amazing view ,the setting was too dark to enjoy dinner.Then we waited around 20mins just to get the food menu as they didn't have enough menus.After the starter took 1hr to come and the portions of both starters and main courses were ridiculously small!we paid a very... More 

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Biblis, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The food is the best i've had during my one week stay in Taormina.The location is superb and it has a certain "WOW" factor.Managers and staff are professional and very friendly.Ciampoli Restaurant is a place where excellent food meets class and over the top customer service.

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203 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We loved our dinner at the Ciampoli. The menu offered fabulous courses, the variety of tastes was interesting and the wine list was rich in local and international wines. From the homemade breads to the pasta, to the fish, to the carne... everything was perfect! I have no other words to describe this experience other than perfect as it was,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Salita Ciampoli, 9, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 23802

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, International, Mediterranean, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

The Gourmet Restaurant Ciampoli of the Hotel El Jebel of Taormina offers you the best dishes of a rich à la carte menu, conceived and prepared by our talented chef, an unrepeatable experience that will inebriate you with the famous aromas of traditional Sicilian cuisine.The wines, selected from prestigious Sicilian, Italian and international wine cellars are combined with fresh, first-quality ingredients, the only way to transform romantic dinners, working lunches and special events into unforgettable memories.

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