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L'Incontro

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Seafood, Pasta, Italian
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Via Luigi Pirandello, 20, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 628084
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7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We serve typical sicilian cuisine, using fresh local produce. We cater for...
We serve typical sicilian cuisine, using fresh local produce. We cater for those with intolerances & allergies - you just need to advise us.
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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
Genuine Mediterranean food.

I have visited this restaurant in past years just to do business with the owner. On my latest visit to charming Taormina, I stopped for lunch and WOW what a good decision that was. I had fresh merluzzo (cod) with a tasty sauce. The fish was so tender, flaky and tasty. The bread at Ristorante... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
DanielFMalta
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Island of Malta, Malta
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  • Local cuisine
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant due to the amazing reviews on tripadvisor and it only being up the road from our hotel. We made a booking although the restaurant was not full. We ate the raw fish platter, fennel and sausage pasta and cod in Sicilian sauce. It was all fine, service was prompt and staff friendly, just didn't have the... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have visited this restaurant in past years just to do business with the owner. On my latest visit to charming Taormina, I stopped for lunch and WOW what a good decision that was. I had fresh merluzzo (cod) with a tasty sauce. The fish was so tender, flaky and tasty. The bread at Ristorante L'Incontro is real wholemeal, probably... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous restaurant. Simple but exquisite. The staff were great and the food just incredible!!! Make sure you don't miss this gem!!! Can't rate highly enough.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A few years ago we had a lovely dinner at L'Incontro, we were lucky enough to be in Taormina again this year with family and decided to return this lovely restaurant. To our amazement the restaurant owner recognized us from out first visit! Needless to say the service and food were excellent. The staff were very friendly during the whole... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Everything was good from the service to the food. Was not amazing but for the price everything was nice. Would have liked a bit more selection but my girlfriends favourite meal of our time in Taormina.

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Nottingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We hadn't booked and managed to get a table despite a lot of tables bring reserved. As soon as we sat down we were made really welcome by all the staff. We had a bottle of local wine and some water. My wife had the cod in Sicilian sauce and I had meat balls cooked in lemon. We shared a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We arrived as a party of 8 with two infants and were happily accommodated by the friendly staff. The food was beautifully prepared, the staff made great recommendations and assisted us with the wine selection. The owner (Tony) was engaging and informative and all other staff were friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went here for a dinner arranged by my husband's conference. So we were a large group. It was many courses long. Everything was really tasty and the staff very nice.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I was intrigued by a recent bad review of this place and the fair response posted by the owner... So gave it a try. The reality is that the whole of Taormina had become a tourist between trap, and so it is only normal that even the most highly rated restaurants serve "tourist" food. An English or American who doesn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

You don't really go here for the view but for the excellent food and fantastically friendly and charming owner. Waitstaff also excels. I will be trying to recreate the swordfish involtini soon.

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Additional Information about L'Incontro

Address: Via Luigi Pirandello, 20, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0942 628084
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 111
Cuisine: Seafood, Pasta, Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Luigi Pirandello, 20, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 628084

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 111
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pasta, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We serve typical sicilian cuisine, using fresh local produce. We cater for those with intolerances & allergies - you just need to advise us.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?