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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Via Bastione - do not walk any further!

Good food and ditto wine - very good service who know a lot about wines - small terrace outside - just try the swordfish rolls (real Sicilian dish) - we will come back - thats why the street name in the title - original name Shelter! Top!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Niek F
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  • Late Night
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Good food and ditto wine - very good service who know a lot about wines - small terrace outside - just try the swordfish rolls (real Sicilian dish) - we will come back - thats why the street name in the title - original name Shelter! Top!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Taormina is not short of places to eat - some are too fancy, others too slow, some are way overpriced. Some are just the right mix of good food, good service and reasonable prices. Shelter is one of these. Just off the main tourist drag (30 seconds down a narrow alley), it has a couple of dining rooms and a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We ate in Shelter restaurant for dinner on the last day of our holiday. It was the best meal that we had in Taormina by far - and there was stiff competition! Its easy to find - just off a side road from the Corso Umberto. A bit pricey (husband had steak for about €26) but it was worth it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We found this little restaurant by chance while exploring the side streets. The service was fine, but what made it stand out was the quality and choice of the food available. Can particularly recommend the pasta dishes, the best I've ever tasted! Other small things, like the complimentary bread and Prosecco (if you don't order a starter), as well as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We found this little pizzeria by accident and we were persuaded to give it a try by the waiter who was out on the sidewalk. The food was marvelous and we sat along the sidewalk so we were able to 'people watch' all through our meal. The food was hot and very fresh, the Antipasto was plentiful for two people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We found this restaurant on our second day in Taormina. It was a truly wonderful find. The service from all the staff was first class!! My husband and I had a different course every evening and a great deal of care and attention and gone into it's preparation. We were treated to a fine selection of there olive oils to... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Top notch care and attention allied to the best food in the town. In our town we have a restaurant where, as regular customers, we can discuss our meal with the chefs. We hardly expected it on holiday but it was provided, in spades, and the results were spectacular. If you are in the area don't miss this gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We ate here on our first night. To begin with we had a little taste of their relishes on some bread (this was free) we both had pasta, both delicious mine was penne in a carbonara type cream with sliced apple, his a gnocchi pasta. The wine was excellent. In a resort only for 5 nights we would never eat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Visited this place on a thoroughly wet stormy night, so it was quiet inside, which made the exceptionally slow service harder to understand. The pizza was ok but we waited so long for dessert that in the end we paid up and left. There were four staff on who most of the time stood chatting by the bar. If this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

What a fantastic town Taormina is. So unexpected. Full of restaurants and pizzerias for the masses of tourists that flock to this wonderful destination. After a couple of hours of walking around we were ready for our meal. We didn't want the full deal, so opted for a pizza and found this wonderful pizzeria in one of the side streets.... More 

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

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