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Malvasia

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Italian, Chowder, Pasta
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Via Apollo Arcageta 8, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 307 7032
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Description: Locale piccolo e riservato, attento ai piatti del territorio e della...
Locale piccolo e riservato, attento ai piatti del territorio e della tradizione siciliana.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The family atmosphere is fantastic, it feels like you have been invited to eat at an Italian family's house with all the trimmings and a one to one demonstration of how to make authentic Maccheroni! You Will find yourself going back day in and day out. Thank you especially to the Kindess staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The family atmosphere is fantastic, it feels like you have been invited to eat at an Italian family's house with all the trimmings and a one to one demonstration of how to make authentic Maccheroni! You Will find yourself going back day in and day out. Thank you especially to the Kindess staff (Zio!) If only every resaurant Was like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Best meal we had in Sicily. Antipasto was the best we had. Aglio Olio pasta was outstanding. Service was great as well. Must go in Sicily.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant seems to be too crowded by tourists. We sat outdoor and the crowd waiting for table were quite disturbing. The warm antipasto seafood consisted of cooked shellfish, it was good, also grilled swordfish was excellent but was accompanied with mixed salad which was totally lacking any gastronomic value. Price/quality = average.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Lovely, well made food just off the main street. Enjoyed their ravioli so much we returned for another meal during the same week. That doesn't happen very often on trips. Seemed to be family-owned. Really recommend it! They were very good with children too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Family run restaurant.lovely friendly atmosphere and good food.Mama (the chef) comes out to check that the guests are happy and enjoying her food.Ate here twice during our stay in Taormina.Loved the Panelle that they bring out as a complimentary taster.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor when looking for something off the beaten track and couldn't be happier with the find! Food was excellent (minestrone and swordfish rolls) with very friendly staff. Owner sat with us and chatted away. Great lunch, great atmosphere and would highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I am American of Sicilian descent and this is one of the best restaurants I ate at while in Sicily, Excellent food and reasonable prices. One can eat outside or inside. It is just outside the Porta Catania. Wonderful food and great service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We stayed at the western end of the busy main corso in Taormina, so we were looking for an authentic Sicilian restaurant close to our hotel. We read the reviews of Malvasia on Trip Advisor and were not disappointed by this family owned and run restaurant. Our group had an assortment of appetisers, mains and desserts. All went away feeling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A Canadian guy recommended this place - slightly off the beaten track (second right after post office on Apollo). Superb, wish we'd savoured it for our final night. Service relaxed yet attentive (waiter pulled up a chair for my wife's bag) a refreshing change (and I'm Italian!!!). The food - where do you start?? Fritto misto - simply define. Followed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is a great family owned restaurant and it feels more real and homey than most other spots in Taormina. Find it....right near the big grocery store....and go there. You will not be disappointed. Do make a reservation. We were there over Easter and every night it was full. I had the BEST lemon creamy pasta dish that I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Apollo Arcageta 8, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 340 307 7032

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Locale piccolo e riservato, attento ai piatti del territorio e della tradizione siciliana.

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