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Malvasia

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Via Apollo Arcageta 8, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
340 3077032
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 384
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    Very good
  • 42
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Like eating at your grandma's

My mother and I came for lunch on a rainy day in February. We were a bit skeptic at the beginning because the place was packed with large group of tourists, but the mamma chef, and her children were very nice to us. We ordered a minestrone as a starter, followed by grilled swordfish and homemade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
rtobar
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Santiago, Chile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

My mother and I came for lunch on a rainy day in February. We were a bit skeptic at the beginning because the place was packed with large group of tourists, but the mamma chef, and her children were very nice to us. We ordered a minestrone as a starter, followed by grilled swordfish and homemade maccheroni with tomato/aubergine sauce.... More 

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Sicily, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lemon pasta, Salmon pasta, Lobster and Shrimp Ravioli, and fish soup were delicious. Open for lunch and of course dinner. Tutto Bene! Went twice during our visit.

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

This small restaurant makes no pretentions. The white table clothes and fresh menu items are the real thing. The owner/chef does everything here in a cozy environment on the far edge of Taormina's main street. It is easy to overlook the site but you can not overlook the food. One of the best meals we had in Sicily. Every thing... More 

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Singapore
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6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I chanced upon this this restaurant as we were looking for food on a February day when it had been abnormally cold and snowy in Taormina. This was one of the few restaurants that were open. Due to the weather and the fact it was off season, we were the only guests that day. This was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Great food and service. Incredible family bisiness. We will return for sure to try other superb dishes.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

First it was full, they promised to have a table in 15 min. Inspite of many clients they did it - we couldn't belive. Yet the food was very tasty. My sea food salad was big, full of fresh sea stuff. The service was very helpful, he used google translator in his Iphone to help us understand ingrediens of the... More 

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Darwin
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19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This was a real tester for the restaurant. We arrived early, before 6, after a day of travel and looking for an early night. The lights were on and the chef was there. He let us in and madly started making phone calls to get someone who spoke English and could do front of house. Staff arrived in the next... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

great meal, good wine selection and the food was lovely. we had aubergine fritter for starters. its an unpretentious place and we didnt really expect the cuisine to be so great, just remarkable. Deserves all the fantastic reviews.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The food at Malvasia was the best we had during our stay in Taormina. There is a lot of fish dishes (here and in Taormina generally) but neither my mother nor my wife eat fish and so had alternative dishes which were both apparently delicious. I had the shrimp risotto which was really tasty. Our plan had been to try... More 

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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The staff were all great, the 'waiter' squeezed us in despite being very busy, and kept us entertained throughout the meal. The food was delicious, obviously cooked to order and we ended up with a complimentary Wine and then Limoncello. What more could we want and very reasonable priced also. Would definately recommend and go back if we are ever... 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: 340 3077032

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

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

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