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Ristorante Le Naumachie

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Via Giardinazzo 8, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 625145
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Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely restaurant and wonderfully friendly staff

We came across this restaurant by chance and ended up eating there twice during our 5 days in Taormina. The food was well thought out, local and delicious - with small additional touches such as the infused sea salt. And the staff - all of them - so very friendly and welcoming. Very reasonably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Cannes, France
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406 reviews 406 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is an update out of 3 visits in April 2015: As a result: I am shocked: Try to imagine that the owner is 1 week not seen in the restaurant. The cook was exchanged and the new head waiter is unable to see all the mistakes and to deal with complaints. For starter I have ordered Spaghetti with Gamberetti... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We came across this restaurant by chance and ended up eating there twice during our 5 days in Taormina. The food was well thought out, local and delicious - with small additional touches such as the infused sea salt. And the staff - all of them - so very friendly and welcoming. Very reasonably priced and will be visited again... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

While staying in Taormina, full of tourist trap restaurants offering dubious-quality food, we stumbled across this gem. The food was glorious, and the service was all done with a smile. I can highly recommend the porcini lasagna, which was divine, as was the dessert. Although slightly more expensive than restaurants in other cities of Sicily this place is definitely worth... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I visited this restaurant with my partner during our last evening in Taormina. The experience was so impressive we tried to return for lunch the next day (unfortunately the restaurant was closed then). This is one the best restaurants we have ever visited and the best we while in Taormina. Food was excellent and I remember my dessert being so... More 

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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Unbelievable food. Great staff. Cocktails are very good...no question of their alcoholic content. The setting is a huge plus for this place...truly magical!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We got married in Sicily in October 2014. We had been planning the wedding for about a year and based on a previous experience at this restaurant (2012) we knew we wanted our reception meal at Le Naumachie. We tentatively contacted Head Chef (Francesco) and his team about 10 months prior to the big day. If we had any nerves... More 

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Bedfordshire
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We are pleased we found this restauarant, we were originally attracted by the interesting menu. On the two evenings we ate here we tried the chicken, lamb and beef dishes, all were delicous. The staff are very welcoming and attentive. It was a shame the weather was not better as we would have liked to eat on the roof terrace... More 

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Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Found a table in the wonderful courtyard beside the Roman wall. We both had swordfish wrapped around breadcrumbs, herbs etc - this turned out to be 4 tiny pieces; delicious but mean. We asked for 1/2 litre of house wine but they do not have this - so we found ourselves ordering a half bottle of their cheapest wine at... More 

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Mawsley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We discovered this sylish little restaurant in a side side street. We were attracted by the menu - in particular the pork in a sweet and sour strawberry sauce. This meal turned out to be the best we had in Taormina and we returned three times. The service was friendly, polite and efficient and we recommend this establishment if you... More 

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Oxford, UK
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

Along with Al Doumo and Al Giardino, Le Naumachie offers some of the best food in Taormina. It's the only restaurant in our experience that offers a modern take on traditional Sicilian dishes. On the menu you can find some interesting combinations such as tuna with chocolate and pork with strawberry. The arrancini with anchovies are highly recommended, though the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Giardinazzo 8, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 625145

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?