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Via Jean D'Orville 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 628049
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great lucng pizza and a glass of wine

Off the main drag, knew nothing about the restaurant and walked in one rainy September afternoon. Cooking class going on and I was sorry I had not joined. Great thin crust pizza and a glass of wine. Fine for lunch and I would expect for everything else. Did not have the chance to try more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Leegoldsmith
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Scarsdale, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After checking two other well rated restaurants in Taormina that were closed unfortunately we ended up here. The pizza wasn't bad but not good either. Wine was bad and service not very special. If possible I would recommend to search for another place to eat.

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Thank Linus D
Edinburgh
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Bad weather drove us into this drab little place during a recent visit to Taormina. It's fair to say that the meal was by far the worst we had during our 2 weeks in Sicily. Stodge on a grand scale. And some of the most sullen, disengaged staff I've ever encountered. Frankly, I'm astonished at the number of positive reviews... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

I am dumbfounded with regards to some of the positive reviews, people must be easily pleased. The welcome is non existent, the food is terrible re-heated frozen crap. The restaurant has no character or atmosphere at all. There are far better value restaurants serving fresh food within the town.

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Thank Clive J
Scarsdale, New York
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Off the main drag, knew nothing about the restaurant and walked in one rainy September afternoon. Cooking class going on and I was sorry I had not joined. Great thin crust pizza and a glass of wine. Fine for lunch and I would expect for everything else. Did not have the chance to try more.

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Thank Leegoldsmith
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

It was a windy evening and we were very glad that we found this place on a little side street off the main street. It was warm and cozy and we enjoyed the bruschetta, thin crust pizza and house wine. The staff were very friendly and nice & service was prompt

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Thank SRBOM502
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Only venture into this little restaurant if you're a white person!!! The employeed were clearly more concerned on serving/attending the white guests.. Taormina is a touristic place and this kind of discrimination came as quite a shock and was highly disappointing. The pizzas are very average as per the sicilian standard. 20 min to get the bill and 15 min... More 

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1 Thank Djuned M
Sydney
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Came across this interesting little place Basic Sicilian food - pasta and pizza. Etc. but the best part was the family atmosphere and the complimentary almond liquor after the meal.

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Thank Deonne S
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

On our recent trip to Taormina my wife and I were looking for somewhere for our evening meal. We were looking at the menu board for this eatery which was located on the Corso Umberto. There were steps leading up to a distant sign which made it somewhat gloomy and uninviting. However as we were deliberating a group of young... More 

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Thank Edgemere1
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and did not disappoint! This hidden gem is located up off a side street off Corso Umberto and the location is incredible. Food and wine were delicious! Our favourite restaurant in Taormina! Would definitely visit again and Varo is certainly on the recommendation list for family and friends!

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Thank EmerG31
Kiama, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Had takeaway pizza, selected different varieties, excellent. This restaurant is hidden away in a little piazza accessed off the Corso Umberto. Romantic candlelit outside dining.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Jean D'Orville 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 628049

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 19
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?