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La Botte

Piazza Santa Domenica 4, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
094224198
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Ranked #139 of 208 restaurants in Taormina
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Tipical Sicilian dishes, fresh fish, pasta, pizza
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Tipical Sicilian dishes, fresh fish, pasta, pizza
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English first
Chicago, IL
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64 reviews 64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The local fish was fresh and perfectly prepared. Be careful with the english menu...it's sometimes translated literally. If they called it caponata, we'd know what it was, but if it's described as a salad of celery, olives capers and eggplants, you will be surprised. The patio is small and seats are close together, but it feels airy and open. It... More

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santa barbara
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110 reviews 110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We asked our concierge for a nice caudal dinner and we were not disappointed. Apparently the restaurant has been around since 1972. We shared a simple dinner of prosciutto melons and a pizza. The restaurant was packed and has lots of photos on the wall of the owners with celebrities over the years. The owners son took care of us... More

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Oslo, Norway
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were recommended La Botte and gave it a try - what a mistake. We had to wait for a table - usually a good sign but: the meat was a small serving and overcooked like a shoe-sole. Side side dishes were minimal. The wine was all too warm - we should have refused it. However, the pasta dish (ravioli... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

An enjoyable evening of traditional Sicilian cuisine in a relaxed setting with friendly staff. All dishes were excellent. Noteworthy was the ravioli with artichoke sauce, panzerotti with ricotta cheese and spinach and beef carpaccio. All accompanied by an excellent bottle of Sicilian white. Seeing Mt Etna erupting on the way back to our hotel made the evening all the more... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The staff weren't friendly at all and only seemed interested if you were a regular or 'celebrity'. There was a slide show of celebrity diners over many years and photos adorning the walls. The outside terrace is pleasant enough but very poor service. We asked what a certain type of pasta was and were told its pasta! When questioning them... More

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Hamilton, Scotland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Having received poor service last year during our stay in Taormina but enjoyed our meal, we found ourselves struggling to find a table in a restaurant on a very busy Saturday evening and decided to give it another chance. What a mistake! No improvement on service and our meal was bland. Chilled wine was served without an ice bucket and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

If you are looking for somewhere fun and friendly, this is the place. A wide ranging menu which also includes Pizzas, lots of outdoor seating, and friendly staff meant that we went back a second time during out stay there and were not disappointed. It seems to be frequented by lots of Italians which is always a good sign! The... More

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Arundel
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were looking forward to trying this restaurant as we had visited Myle e i Suoi Sapori next door the previous evening. The food was lovely although a little too expensive. The staff weren't as friendly as next door and the atmosphere was a little disappointing.

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Worcester
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Despite other recent reviews we had a good meal here. Had a table on the road side so could watch the world go by. The tables Outside were under grape vines which gave a good atmosphere. Pasta was good too !

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The reviews given are correct and them some. What started as a nice champagne reception at the beginning turned in to a battle with my toilet at the end! Greeted by waiter and was told there would be a short wait so was offered a glass of champagne. No problems so far as in my opinion a busy restaraunt is... More

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