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Shelter Ristorante and Pizzeria

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10, V. F.Lli Bandiera, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942 24034
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolute Sicilian perfection!!!!!!!!

This restaurant should be at the top in Taormina including value for money. The staff were welcoming, friendly and accommodating and their service excellent. We ate here 3 nights out of 10 in the end and each night was superb food and wine! The seafood risotto is the best I have ever tasted... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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Chipping Ongar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant should be at the top in Taormina including value for money. The staff were welcoming, friendly and accommodating and their service excellent. We ate here 3 nights out of 10 in the end and each night was superb food and wine! The seafood risotto is the best I have ever tasted! Bruschetta served at the beginning of the... More 

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Floriana, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Shelter was an out of nowhere selection for us on our last night in Taormina, which turned out to be a pleasant one. We were wondering the streets late at night, hungry - with no idea where to sit down and actually eat - thankfully we found this little place. The area itself is very nice with an outside area... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My friend and I came across this restaurant unfortunately on our last day in Taormina. It is located in an alley behind Pastizzeria Etna on the main street. We went for lunch and ordered Lemon pizza! It is the best pizza not just in Sicily but the best pizza I ever had so we went back for dinner five hours... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It is easy to miss this restaurant as it is down a side street but I am so glad we didn't. The situation is extremely pleasant in the evening. The service was superb and matched the wonderful food we had here. Great value and not a tourist trap like some restaurants . Make an effort to go here if you... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

As with all restaurants in Taormina, this one had great food. The service was quick, although the chef wasn't quite happy with something that had been cooked so it was made again. Would suggest this restaurant, as they seem to want everything to be perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We went here for lunch on our first day in Taormina. Pizza was the best I had in Sicily and my girlfriend had a great tuna pasta. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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Milford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

THis is the best restaurant in Taormina, the fish the service and the wine are excellent and it is very reasonable!!

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My wife found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and we made a point of going there on our cruise excursion to Taormina in late May. We stopped in for lunch with our family and friends and were seated in the beautiful outdoor patio. Our lunch was delicious and the service was top notch. When it came time for dessert, we asked... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really delicious pizzas made here. As well as a full menu - try the meatballs wrapped in lemon leaves. New Gourmet Store feature high quality local products and they serve some of the best olive oil in town on the table to dip your bread in. Good wine selection. Friendly service. Make reservations for high season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We dined in this restaurant twice. We sampled both pasta and meat dishes for our mains and we couldn't fault any of the dishes. The starters are enormous so are best shared. On both occasions the wine we ordered was unavailable but a very good alternative was offered on each occasion. The device is excellent and this restaurant offers very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10, V. F.Lli Bandiera, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: 0942 24034

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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