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Malvasia

Via Apollo Arcageta 8, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
340 3077032
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Ranked #16 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The hotel staff at our hotel in Taormina recommended this restaurant and we're so glad they did! I ordered the maccheroni a la norma (made with eggplant and basil) and and this has now become my favorite pasta dish ever! My husband, who is of Sicilian ancestry, got the antipasti dish and it reminded him of what he had growing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A wonderful restaurant filled with friendly and attentive staff; make a reservation to be sure of a table as it gets very busy. Mama comes out of the kitchen to chat when service is under way. Not an expensive meal, busy restaurant full of charm. Eat there twice during our stay and would return.

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Birkirkara, null, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We had a really lovely meal in this place where prices were also very reasonable considering this is Taormina. Great antipasto including one they offer on the house and pasta as a main. All in all a wonderful evening on a pretty terrace just a few meters from all Corso Umberto. We will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We popped in here by chance as it looked good. Well, we were right !!! It's a small cosy little place with a patio area at the front and a dozen tables inside. The menu is comprehensive and the prices aren't high. The service was very attentive and friendly. I had a seafood risotto starter which was just perfect.... Full... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We had our best meal in Taormina here and I can't recommend it enough!!! Lunch consisted of mussels to start, pasta for me and pizza for my partner. The pasta was one of the best I've ever had! It was on the specials menu but they should make it a permanent fixture as it was TO DIE FOR! Lobster-filled ravioli... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Staying in a nearby guest house in Taormina, we were advised by our host to try two traditional dishes: the maccheroni alla norma and the spaghetti vongole. We found Malvasia at the far end of town and got a cosy table on the terrace outside. The food was strong on flavour and cleanly presented. It was simple yet sophisticated. It... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wonderful authentic Sicilian food in a casual and friendly environment. Order a table fill of appetizers suggested by your waiter and enjoy the flavors of Sicily. Fantastic seafood preparations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is the only place on which we had lunch in Taormina and it was great. Service was kind, the food really nice and it was not expensive (22€ per person aprox). Good value for money.

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Uppsala
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We went here on our first evening. It was not a nice meal. Would not recommend it. Service was lacking and the food was poor.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If Pizzas are your thing then I thoroughly recommend Malvasia. Service is attentive and quite laid-back, situated on a main side street just before you enter the throbbing main street so traffic passing is fairly constant however this is reflected in surprisingly low prices that make this a value for money Gold star.

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