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Ristorante Taverna Al Paladino

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Via Naumachia, 21, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942 24614
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, wonderful service

Cozy small restaurant, u cld share the sicilian plate wit ur partner, very delicious. We continued with superb fresh tuna pasta. Exellent espresso finalized our meal. Patron's cute 9 (?) year old son assisted with serving. Some musicians from street popped in and we heard lovely serenades... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Helsinki
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105 reviews 105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Cozy small restaurant, u cld share the sicilian plate wit ur partner, very delicious. We continued with superb fresh tuna pasta. Exellent espresso finalized our meal. Patron's cute 9 (?) year old son assisted with serving. Some musicians from street popped in and we heard lovely serenades. Friendly and fast service. A place to go.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent, cooked by the owners wife, The local wine that was recommended was very good, and the service was excellent, with the owners' eleven year old son playing his part also.

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Paris, France
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21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wonderfully authentic Sicilian food at unbeatable prices! Prepared and presented with love and finesse. Far away our best discovery in Taormina! Bravo, Fabiana et Fabrizio!

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Montville, New Jersey
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177 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Taormina is way too crowded. This restaurant is 2 blocks off the main street and worthwhile. We sat outside - it was nice and peaceful. Food was very good, as was the service. Stay away from the crowded restaurants on the main drag

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Typical Sicilian fare is on offer here, in this small quiet restaurant, in 'Naumachie' just off Corso Umberto. Excellent carpaccio of tuna and grilled prawns. A nice range of pasta and risotto complement the fish and seafood. The wines were exceptional - we let the restaurant choose for us. The hospitality was first class. Surprisingly inexpensive to eat here -... More 

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Buntingford, Herts UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

In a tourist town it was pleasing to find a restaurant offering good quality and service at a fair price - really my rating deserves 4.5. Mention must be made of the house red which was excellent with a price of 6 Euros for 50cl. It is probably worthwhile reserving a table as after a large party arrived the place... More 

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London
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We liked the look of this place on first impressions. But there are so many restaurants in Taormina it's hard to decide. So when we wandered into a friendly kitchen shop up the road we asked the manager there where we should eat. Independently he recommended Paladino, and we're glad he did. The food was lovely - my wife has... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Delicious, typical genuine Sicilian food with a lovely wine menu. Had a lovely Grillo wine, actually 2 bottles from a vineyard never heard from and was pleasantly surprised

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Reading,UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This place was nearly empty when we visited which was a shame because the food and service were excellent. We shared the seafood antipasti which was terrific - especially the smoked fish and the octopus.

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Morrisonville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visiting in early March, a lot of restaurants were closed for the season and others were very pricey, so we decided to try this place. Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere! The staff made it a truly enjoyable evening and we would definitely return if we visit this area again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Naumachia, 21, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: 0942 24614

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?