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Via Apollo Arcageta 8, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
340 3077032
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Ranked #15 of 216 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Locale piccolo e riservato, attento ai piatti del territorio e della tradizione siciliana.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Not many places opened this time of the year and we strolled past this place and went in to try.well it was great,we had the home made soup,shared a pizza and had some pasta with the house wine and everything was brilliant.service was top notch and very friendly and was extremely well priced

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Our hotel has provided recommendations but it is a wet night and we choose somewhere close by. Our party of 6 is accommodated with some table juggling and they obligingly provide us with a complimentary chick pea ravioli after we have ordered 2 ravioli specials to share for the entree followed by individual mains (with tuna being favoured) and caponata... More 

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Shropshire, England
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had the best meal in Taormina here. This is unassuming from the outside, but pristine inside, and you know you are in for a fine dining experience. The waiters are excellently informed and give brilliant advice on menu and wine pairings. The specials were exquisite. I had a lobster filled ravioli which was exquisite. My husband had a past... More 

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Surrey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Restaurant was recommended by Martin, the concierge at Vill St Andrea and what a find. Mum cooks the local specialties in the kitchen whilst her son runs front of house in a very efficient manner. We were glad we booked as the restaurant was full, mostly of locals! On Martin's recommendation we went for the antipasto to start with which... More 

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High Wycombe, England
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114 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our travel rep recommended Malvasia as "the best steaks in Taormina" so we had to give it a go. It was raining that evening so we were lucky to get there early enough to get a table inside. I had a very enjoyable dish of strips of beef steak - delicious. My wife had a generous schnitzel - als delicious.... More 

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Address: Via Apollo Arcageta 8, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 340 3077032
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
Average Prices: USD 25 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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