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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Unbelievably delicious food, excellent wait staff, courteous, knowledgeable. Beautiful food presentation. Absolutely yummy in a beautiful setting of Roman ruins. Sit in the garden or on the roof top. One of your best food experiences in Sicily.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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New York City, New York
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  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Unbelievably delicious food, excellent wait staff, courteous, knowledgeable. Beautiful food presentation. Absolutely yummy in a beautiful setting of Roman ruins. Sit in the garden or on the roof top. One of your best food experiences in Sicily.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

lovely place to eat but make sure to reserve a table on the side street as it is very romantic with lots of trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We walked by Le Naumachie many times during our week-long stay in Taormina, and finally decided to give it a try for our last night. It was an excellent choice. We were warmly greeted and seated in the "Roman Garden" side of the restaurant, next to the ruins of the ancient nymphaeum. We were offered freshly baked bread rolls, along... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We saw this restaurant from the main street and after reading hte menu, decided to try it. Our table was set under the remains of the old Water Nymphaeum, Roman brick wall on which caper bushes grow... The food was absolutely delicious, the arancinis were fresh and light, the gocchi with squid ink unbelievable, the chicken incoltini and the fresh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We are here based on trip advisor reviews. The menu didn't have a lot on it that we liked but we tried the pork with strawberries, lasagne and tuna and chocolate. The portions were small but as we had already eaten some very nice bread and freebie veg it didn't really matter. Everyone enjoyed their food and we were given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is the 3rd time we have visited this restaurant in the last few years. All visits have been very good but this was exceptional. The restaurant itself is very nice (we sat upstairs on the terrace) and it has a great feel. The menu is not huge but I always take that to be a good sign as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

In Taormina for three days with the family, this has to be the most tourist saturated city I've ever visited, so we were looking for somewhere with a bit of character and interesting menu off the main drag (Curso Umberto) and whilst working our way down the back alleys came across the Le Naumachie. The menu was varied, but essentially... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

average food but well priced for taormina region. even though while in sicily you want something more from the local production and the tranditional cusine

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We visited here on the last day of two and half weeks in Sicily - unfortunately it was the worst meal we had in Sicily. We decided to skip starters but we given some nibbles. They were pretty bland and my daughters had a hair in it. The three main courses were also all pretty bland. The swordfish flan essentially... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The place has great food and good service. You can sit out on the street, inside, on the roof or in the garden. It is very cozy in the garden at night. It's not too expensive either!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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