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Malvasia

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Italian, Chowder, Pasta, Soups
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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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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
Nonna's House!

Our first dinner in Taormina may very well have been our best. Malvasia instantly made us feel like we were back home at Nonna's. The first plate they brought out, as soon as we sat down, was panelle from the chef. Fantastic! The stuffed pepper, mushroom appetizer was so good. The couple next to us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our first dinner in Taormina may very well have been our best. Malvasia instantly made us feel like we were back home at Nonna's. The first plate they brought out, as soon as we sat down, was panelle from the chef. Fantastic! The stuffed pepper, mushroom appetizer was so good. The couple next to us had one each and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I was looking for some restaurant that is more local and not for tourists. Some of my italian friends recommended me this restaurant and I was really satisfied. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great food and great service! Small and cosy atmosphere with a small outside space. Just off the hustle and bustle of the very touristy area. 10 e lode!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had to que to get in here and arranged with the manager to get a drink elsewhere whilst he arranged a table. A group of Italians complained and moaned about the British. I guess they did not realise we had waited earlier in the evening and were returning at the managers request. The food was ok but my meat... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We went to Malvasia with high expectations after seeing the reviews on here. The food was nothing to write home about,just average. The staff were totally disinterested in service and we were pretty disappointed with the food. I think there are better places to eat at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Once the waiter warms up to you he's lovely. One of our better and more reasonably priced meals in Taormina. Warm Seafood salad was delicious as was the pennette with pesto and shrimp. The little panelle that they bring out as a treat were delightful. And being able to reserve a table via Trip Advisor is a plus!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The food is good, typical sicilian dishes, service is friendly and quite fast, a middle of the range restaurant to go to if you don't want to spend too much, eat good enough food and have an easy relaxed dinner. Would recommend it more for a group of friends (not too large since the restaurant is quite small)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Extremely friendly service, nice atmosphere, good local food well priced. You may wait a bit in August but it is Sicily and its worth it...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very good spagetti alle vongole and do not skip dessert! The staff is very efficient and friendly. The restaurant is very popular, it's worth booking a table, especially during summer months.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Superb food, homemade pasta is really good and vine was excellent. We liked ozr hosts very much and we really had a great evening at Malvasia. We will comw back for morw. Excellent!

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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, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?