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Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant

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Via Teatro Greco, 59, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
3909426270200
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 122
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Enclave of elegance ...

Celebrated my birthday with dear friends from Charleston ... perfect service, brilliant kitchen and an ambiance beyond words! We were served by a staff of 3 who knew the how, what and when making us comfortable and content. Our dishes covered a wide variety of challenges from the very local Pasta... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Frank M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Celebrated my birthday with dear friends from Charleston ... perfect service, brilliant kitchen and an ambiance beyond words! We were served by a staff of 3 who knew the how, what and when making us comfortable and content. Our dishes covered a wide variety of challenges from the very local Pasta con le Sarde (homemade pasta with sardines and breadcrumbs)... More 

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North Carolina
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120 reviews 120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had dinner at Timeo to celebrate a birthday. The view of Mt. Etna and the sea was beautiful from the terrace--and we were given a "front row" table. Service was quite variable, sometimes too fast and sometimes too slow. The food was average to above average but was disappointing for the price. Everything was a la carte (no prix... More 

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

Dear Guest, I truly appreciate the time you took to write and share your comments concerning your recent visit at our Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant. It was a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed the location and the quality of food. Your comments about the charges are fair although in line with most luxury venues around the world and I... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We stopped here for a glass of wine before heading into the amphitheatre. Stunning location, with fabulous views across the gardens, Taormina and bay over to a snow-capped Etna. Excellent service, first class nibbles, very enjoyable. Approx €15 - 20 a drink, more than compensated by the view!

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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 Tripadvisor readers. It is a pleasure to read that you have very much enjoyed our drinks, the garden and the hotel location. Our “Literary Terrace” is without hesitation the place to meet in Taormina!!! On behalf of the entire team, I hope that we may... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My first visit to Taormina couldn't be better . I was invited for a cocktail at Timeo bar : incredible experience . To sip your cocktail on a terrace perched on the hillside enjoying the spectacular view of Etna and the sea is priceless. The drink ( Etna spritz) was memorable ( thanks to the bar manager Alfio).After that we... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to hear that you could not have been more pleased with the dinner at our restaurant and that you appreciated the special atmosphere together with our hospitality. I will be happy to share your kind words with the whole team and especially with the F&B staff, who will be encouraged by your remarks. We look... More 

Bend, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Perfect service, with food and view to match. A tad over €300 for two and worth every penny. Also, try the hotel's similarly delightful American Bar for drinks and lunch with Mt. Etna, Taormina and the Med spread out for your relaxing pleasure.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing such a lovely review and for reporting your positive experience at our Restaurant and at the Bar of the Timeo. We are delighted to learn that you had a pleasant time and appreciated the delicious food. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again to Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo in the future... More 

Monk Soham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Apart from the almost perfect situation and the truly amazing View of Etna and enchanting Gardens were the exceptional front of House Staff - Steven and his team were amazing, ensuring that we were well looked after. The Restauarant was exceptional - food was of a very high International standard but could have been more indigenous - The prices were... More 

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

Dear James R, First of all I would like to thank you for taking your time to write such a positive review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the location of the hotel as well as our hospitality and service. On behalf of the entire team, I hope that we may welcome... More 

Denver, Colorado
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We enjoyed a lovely lunch on the terrace of Hotel Timeo conveniently located near the Teatro. Excellent service, excellent mojitos and a nice change of pace with a club sandwich and pasta Norma. All good and a little different from the regular pasta places. Exquisite view of the gardens, the volcano and the Mediterranean.

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

Dear debdahl, Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review following your recent experience at our restaurant. I am very happy to learn that you enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere and our hospitality, as well as the delicious food. We look forward to welcoming you back to Taormina for your next visit! Kind regards, Stefano Gegnacorsi General... More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The bar of Hotel Timeo makes a perfect "Luxury Dry Martini". Taken outside on the terrace with the Classic view of Mt Etna: wow! With all snacks that are included this expensive drink is a minor meal. Don't forget to dress up a little...

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

Dear Mattias D, 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 

Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

As the adjacent Greek Theatre was closed, apparently because it was ripping down with rain, we decided on a coffee. Despite the rain, the view over Taormina Bay was exceptional. Two smallish coffees came in at 14 Euros.

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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 recent visit at our Bar. It was a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed the location and the stunning view. Your comments about the charge are fair, although in line with most luxury venues around the world. Thank you again... More 

london
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We ionly had snack lunches here - lovely terrace with lovely staff. We had been to the Greek Theatre and just as we were leaving thousands of cruise tours arrived so we had to escape and there was the Timeo ! Lovely sandwiches the first time and pasta the second with long cool beer - it was very hot 30+... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing such lovely review and for reporting your positive experience during your visit at the Timeo as non-residents. We are delighted to learn that you spent a pleasant time and we will be happy to pass on your kind comments to the whole team. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again to... More 

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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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