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Via Teatro Greco, 59, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
3909426270200
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Boasting one of the most magical backdrops, a timeless panorama in which...
Boasting one of the most magical backdrops, a timeless panorama in which Mount Etna and Capo Taormina are the stars of the show, the Restaurant matches its location with spectacular Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine.The menu focuses on mouthwatering seasonal produce and local specialties, including Pachino cherry tomatoes, Bronte pistachios, capers from Salina, red garlic from Nubia, and fine regional wines such as Nero d’Avola and Moscato di Pantelleria.Reserve your table on the beautiful terrace or in the elegant dining room for an exceptional gastronomic experience.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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A great place to have a drink on the terrace after you visit the Greek amphitheater . You will see fantastic views of Sicily.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Alan H
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A great place to have a drink on the terrace after you visit the Greek amphitheater . You will see fantastic views of Sicily.

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York, United Kingdom
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306 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

First impressions weren't good - we called for drinks earlier in the day & found service inattentive & drinks over-priced. Being told the password for wifi was only available to residents was an additional turn-off. We returned for our dinner reservation that night & thankfully came away with a more favourable opinion. The Timeo is a smart, coiffured hotel &... More 

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I wish to thank you for taking the time to write your review on Trip Advisor regarding your most recent visit at the bar and restaurant of Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. I’m happy to read that you enjoyed your dining experience including the location, the atmosphere, the quality of food and service provided. I was very sorry that... More 

Explorador09
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The view from the terrace towards the sloping gardens of the hotel is serene and beautiful. The atmosphere is as one can reasonably expect in Taormina: international clientel and Italian waiters insiting on speaking English even to Italian guests. Which, I admit, irritates me. The food is excellent as are the wines. Prices as expected.

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing your positive feedback following your recent experience at our restaurant. I am very happy to learn that you spent a lovely time with us and appreciated the delicious food. I share your frustration regarding the waiters addressing in English also to Italian guests. This is a habit due to the much higher... More 

Glenbrook, Nevada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

You might be surprised that I can only give this restaurant an average rating. But after being totally spoiled for 3 days and nights at Villa Sant'Andrea, I found the service at the Restaurant at the Grand Hotel Timeo to be painfully slow, and completely impersonal. Mind you, everyone was very kind and polite, but it seemed overstaffed and understaffed... More 

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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to express your feedback about your visit to the bar and restaurant of Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. It was a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed the location and the view of our terrace but, on the other hand I was very sorry that there were some aspects of your... More 

Livingston, New Jersey
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120 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Exquisite setting. This hotel is a combination of old world splendor and modern amenities. The staff and service is exemplary. The food, whether it is at the main restaurant or at the pool restaurant is the best that we had in Sicily. The food is enhanced by the setting which is serene, romantic and unique. By the way, a small... More 

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I appreciate your comments regarding your stay at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. It is always a great pleasure to receive such positive feedback. I’m happy to read that you enjoyed the time with us and that the location, the restaurant, the atmosphere at the hotel and our team have created unforgettable memories. On behalf of the entire team,... More 

United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Breathtaking views of Taormina bay and Mount Etna from the terrace whilst sipping expertly made cocktails at sunset. The hotel itself has elegance and charm and the staff are attentive. Truly an experience not to be missed.

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Greetings from Taormina and thank you for sharing your great experience with all trip advisors readers. It is a pleasure to read that you have very much enjoyed our drinks, service and the hotel location. Our beautiful terrace is without hesitation the place to meet in Taormina!!! On behalf of the entire team, I hope that we may... More 

Marrakech, Morocco
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Whist staying at the Timeo sister hotel Villa Sant Andrea took the opportunity to dine in town Wonderful, majestic Etna and the bay is your back drop This is very much the more formal of the two hotels Food superb as was the service As ever take your mosquito repellent , although If you ask they will supply A good... More 

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience in our restaurant! Thank you very much for the kind comments. We do hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in the future. Sincerely, Stefano Gegnacorsi General Manager More 

Venice
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

There is no other place with such a stunning view of Mount Etna and the bay of Giardini Naxos. Very pleasant. And if you know a Little bit about the history of the Timeo it is even more special. It is one of these places where the overall experience is priceless - so just forget about the pricelist.

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you very much for sharing your great experience with all Trip Advisor´s readers. All of your lovely comments are so much appreciated. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future. Best regards, Stefano Gegnacorsi General Manager More 

New York City, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were on a cruise day in Taormina. We wanted a special birthday lunch. Well the Grand Hotel Timeo restaurant was a wonderful choice !. The terrace over looking Taormina and the bay were spectacular ! When we sat down, my partner told them he would love some carbonara which was not on the menu! They responded of course we... More 

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Joan, I sincerely thank you, on behalf of our Hotel and staff, for the lovely comments you've shared. We are delighted to know that your visit at our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We value all comments and they encourage us to keep working every day to better our service and we hope to welcome you back soon in Taormina.... More 

Richardson, Texas
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163 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

If you want to splurge and enjoy a drink and lunch/dinner/snack, I highly recommend that you stop at the Grand Hotel Timeo terrace bar in Taormina! Tip: dress appropriately for this 5* hotel/restaurant/bar and request/wait for a table on the balcony overlooking Mt Etna. See pics

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gm-timeo, Direttore generale at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ken R, We are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your experience in our Bar! Thank you very much for the kind comments. We do hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back to Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in the future. Sincerely, Stefano Gegnacorsi General Manager More 

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Address: Via Teatro Greco, 59, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 3909426270200
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
Average Prices: USD 99 - 284
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Teatro Greco, 59, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: 3909426270200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 99 - 284
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

Boasting one of the most magical backdrops, a timeless panorama in which Mount Etna and Capo Taormina are the stars of the show, the Restaurant matches its location with spectacular Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine.The menu focuses on mouthwatering seasonal produce and local specialties, including Pachino cherry tomatoes, Bronte pistachios, capers from Salina, red garlic from Nubia, and fine regional wines such as Nero d’Avola and Moscato di Pantelleria.Reserve your table on the beautiful terrace or in the elegant dining room for an exceptional gastronomic experience.

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