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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Reservations
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent - Food, Drink, Service & Reception

We ended up in Al Paladino mostly because all the other places we were interested in going (Shelter, Mama Rosso and a couple of others) had closed for their annual break, the swine. We got lucky. A table for five had just been vacated and thereafter the proprietor was turning people away... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Fontenay-le-Comte, France
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Fontenay-le-Comte, France
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96 reviews 96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We ended up in Al Paladino mostly because all the other places we were interested in going (Shelter, Mama Rosso and a couple of others) had closed for their annual break, the swine. We got lucky. A table for five had just been vacated and thereafter the proprietor was turning people away because it was full. The food is solidly... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had such a great dinner at Ristorante Taverna Al Paladino! Great wines, seafood dishes, antipastas and deserts. Down a cute little side street in Taormina! Would certainly go again.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great variety of choice on meals offered and excellent service provided, staff helpful in explaining dishes and very attentive. Sea bass was cooked perfectly Good value for money and wide menu allows for all budgets

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Oxford, UK
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24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

We ate here twice; the food is very good and the service exceptional, for us the best service in town. Their Messina style swordfish is perfect and they do a delicious veal in Marsala sauce. Take the grilled veg as a side and, though they are not on the menu, ask for their nice crisp chips. It's an unassuming place... More 

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London
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22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant on our second night in Taormina and the food we had was so good we revisited again six days later on our final night. Great location, good friendly service and excellent fish. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Delicious fish cooked in Sicilian style. Highly recommended that you try something different. Very friendly staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Had dinner here a few nights ago. Food was lovely but the great service provided by Rohid made the evening memorable. Great service goes a long way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I visited Ristorante Taverna Al Paladino last night. The reason why I decided this is that I came across this restaurant during my stroll during the day and I felt something special and I came across this restaurant in Trip Advisor later. The restaurant has its name "restorante" but it didn't seem to be formal and it is more like... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This wasn't our first choice but ended up here because we were hungry & the menu looked ok. What we didn't realize is that they had a choice of 4/5 specials too; of which my husband enjoyed the Grouper ravioli. Our only criticism is that it's obvious they are used to turning tables very quickly. We were given breads, just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We came here on a Wednesday night and luckily saw an empty table immediately. We had fantastic food, prosecco and service all whist the street band played, adding to the atmosphere of it all. Highly recommend it here

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?