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Ristorante Taverna Al Paladino

Via Naumachia, 21, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942 24614
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Ranked #42 of 215 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Kaunas, Kauno Apskritis, Lithuania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Best Restaurant in Taormina we've visited. Great food, very good atmosphere, pleasant staff. One visited you'll vant to return .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A nice looking place just off the main street. Pleasant staff and a typical sicilian menu. Unfortunately the food did not measure up - the bruschetta was very hard and almost inedible for my wife. My anchovies were ok but no cooking involved and the main course of tuna looked very unappetising. My main issue with this place was the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This charming family run restaurant is a must if like me – you’re a good cook, appreciate good quality food and happen to be half Italian! We ate here 4 times out of the 7 nights we were in Taormina. We liked the look of the place - quite intimate inside and upon entering were met by the husband who... More

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merseyside
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Stayed in Taormina for 7 nights and ate here for 4. On each occasion the food and service were perfect, the shrimp in lemon leaves a particular favourite as well as the homemade tiramisu. Once visited you will want to return, so don't leave it to your last night.

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Perth, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We ordered the macaroni with aubergine and tomato and the ravioli with pistachio. Both we were exactly what we were looking for; very simple, fresh and homemade.

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Indiana
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

If in Taormina, this is a perfect place for dinner. The food is delicious, the service is prompt and attentive, and the environment makes one feel like family. I highly recommend Al Paladino.

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Irvine, California
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10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The service was attentive and friendly. The food spanned the spectrum of quality and taste. The Sicilian antipasti sampler was incredible - a wide ranging selection of meets, cheeses, fried delicacies, marinated veggies, and olives. A great way to start the meal. The primi course was rather lackluster. My husbands seafood pasta was a... More

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Hertfordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Visited on a Tuesday night based on TA reviews. decor and service very pleasant but food disappointing as both pasta dishes were bland and lacking flavour, this being the only restaurant where we both reached for the salt and pepper.

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London/Worcs
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296 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Went to this small restaurant on the back of a local recommendation. Fortunately we went along earlier in the evening to reserve a table as when we arrived at 20.30 it was very busy. Family run with father and young son (must have been under then age of 10) serving and the wife cooking. Good fish dishes - in particular... More

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menton
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22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a light lunch here and hope to go back for more soon. Delicious homemade pasta with real fresh peas and artichokes, grilled grouper, salted anchovies. All memorable and a huge improvement on the other local restaurants we tried out. We saw others tucking into all kinds of excellent things with gusto - and they were all local customers,... More

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