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203 Corso Umberto, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 35
    Poor
  • 45
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ideal restaurant befitting this beautiful place

Stayed nearby and visited the restaurant several times. The food is great, the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special, the location is amazing and the atmosphere is perfect for Sicily.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
AaronMThompson
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  • Late Night
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Adana, Adana, Turkey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It's out of season time. Couldn't find any other restaurants open around the area. I read the comments on trip advisor about this restaurant and wanted to give a shot anyway even if the ratings weren't that good. Bread was old. Spaghetti was really really raw. Service was late too. The only good thing was the cleanliness of the restroom.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Stayed nearby and visited the restaurant several times. The food is great, the staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and special, the location is amazing and the atmosphere is perfect for Sicily.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and have just finished eating dinner here for the second time this week. Lunch and Dinner served the usual Italian way - antipasti, primo piato, secondo piato; di terra o di mare (meat or fish) and dessert. We've had a good Nero D'avola wine, a typical scicilian choice, and good - i mean strong - coffee. The fare... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

In a word, touristy. 80's pop blaring, a cat sniffing around the tables, low grade but overpriced wine, and forgettable food. My fault for being lazy at the time and not having done some homework. We were just a walk-in, but there must be a lot like us to keep this place afloat. Without a doubt the least impressive of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The best restaurant we went in sicily to date great food and friendly personel also the wine is very good too;)

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Toronto
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10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had a great little lunch on the patio by the fire during a downpour. Good food, wonderfully hospitable people. Worth a go if you're looking for a good lunch place - the salads and spinach dishes were awesome and super fresh.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Been to several good restaurants here in Taormina so far. This was by far the worst. Cold food, not even cooked properly. Stay away !

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Montreal, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Everything was ok but the service. looked impressive at first with the waitress using a tablet to take orders. From then on, it didn't make sense anymore. Starters were served with the main plates and one person in our party of four got his plate after we had all finished ours... Would not recommend unless they improve on service.

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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

If you want to be served by a smelly waiter and eat mediocre food, this tourist trap is the place to go. We went there as it was recommended by our travel guide but the food was so bad (both esthetically and taste wise) that we decided to leave. When we complained to the owner/manager, not only was he not... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were attracted to this restaurant, mainly because they had a guy with a guitar providing music! We were happy enough with our dishes, and I found the baked Bream to be very tasty. The music (and the wine), definitely coloured our opinion, as we found ourselves singing along in Italian, despite the fact that our Italian vocabulary mainly consisted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 203 Corso Umberto, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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