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Salita Ciampoli, 9, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23802
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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
Perfect place to dine

Wonderful food, amazing views, excellent service. Was chided by the chef for ordering a steak 'medium to well done', so had it his way the next time, and he was right! Great atmosphere with friendly service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food, amazing views, excellent service. Was chided by the chef for ordering a steak 'medium to well done', so had it his way the next time, and he was right! Great atmosphere with friendly service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We loved our dinner here! Very serene and we truly enjoyed our meal here on the rooftop - we ordered the scampi with melons which was so fresh & delicious, and 2 meat dishes , one was the steak with mushrooms from Mount Etna which was perfection. The other was the toronado which was another hit. Highly recommended, without kids,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great restaurant to watch the sunset over Mount Etna and get some respite from the crowds in Taormina. The food is good, not amazing but the staff are very friendly and attentive making this a very nice experience. The local wines recommended were very nice too.

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

Dear JQ, thanks for taking the time to write your comment. We can assure you that we will try to improve our standards so that they can better meet your taste. More 

Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I am Italian but I write in English for everybody to understand. We passed by this restaurant while we were walking in Corso Umberto. We booked and the guy told us to come not later than 7.30 PM to see the sunset. What a spectacle. The food was amazing. The roof terrace has a very good atmosphere. Not too crowded.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went as a family and were well looked after from the moment we arrived. Excellent service from warm friendly people. We were advised to choose a couple of starters between us then four main courses. We chose a tuna and scampi starters and then two had steak, one risotto and one King Prawns. All excellent. The maitre d' chose... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Very good resaturant with amazing food and wine. Very good service. Out door on the roof of the hotel. Wonderful view over Giardini Naxos and Etna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We stumbled upon ciampoli which is found up a small pathway from Corso Umberto. The whole experience was very romantic from the lift up to the terrace, to the complimentary prosecco and the views of Etna and Giardini-naxos. We went midweek and the place was quiet which made it even more special but I imagine it gets busy on weekends.... More 

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

If you just end up in Taormina, you'll have this place to visit! Climbing up to the narrow street there it is hiding all the beauties it has, just explore! Start with Risotto con Mandorle and Pesce fresco! Also don't miss the cheese plate! Warm welcome of the personnel and the elegant decoration would help you enjoy your time during... More 

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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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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 

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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: Doing business, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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