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Ristorante Le Naumachie

Via Giardinazzo 8, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 625145
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Ranked #21 of 209 restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Best dining experience in Taormina by far. This culinary gem is off the beaten path (and definitely off the overcrowded main street). The food is traditional Sicilian fair refined. Exquisite taste and presentation. Find it. Dine there. You will not regret.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went here for our mid 20s daughters birthday dinner. Sat at the back surrounded by antiquity. Very calm and quiet. Really innovative food and fantastic service, excellent evening for a special celebration. Can't recommend it to highly!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went to Le Naumachie at the suggestion of other travelers and foodies. It did not disappoint. The food was amazing. The caponata, the eggplant parmesan, the fresh "bream" fish and the meat lasagna were all delicious. We sat outside in the courtyard. There was no one else out there so there was not a lot of atmosphere but the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Tucked away in a small side street this is worth seeking out as the food is very good. Modern Italian would be the best way to descrbe the cooking. All pasta is made fresh on the day. The menu reflects what is available fresh on the day be it fish or meat.The menu is limited but what they do is... More

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Ashwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited Le Naumachie twice in our seven day stay in Taormina. The garden area was fully booked, but the terrace upstairs is almost as lovely. Wonderful fresh ravioli of the day, a messy but delicious cuttle fish spaghetti and a simple grilled fish with fennel and white wine, plus a fine local wine recommendation. ALL the staff were exceptionally attentive,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very nice food and wine at a reasonable price. The service let it down, slow and inattentive. With so many nice restaurants in Taormina, we won't bother returning to this one.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was a great restaurant to eat at for the last night of our trip. It's slightly tucked away, but has a great setting with the old city walls along one side. Menu is a modern twist on classic Italian dishes, well prepared and served piping hot. The little tasters that we were given weren't really to our taste, but... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We visited numerous restaurants whilst in Taormina last month, and this was the very best - so good we did it twice! A great menu choice and the food was beautifully presented. The service was good and the staff were courteous and friendly. As my wife often struggles to make a decision on what to have, the owner Francesco so... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Beautiful historic setting for what we hoped would be a memorable evening. Food was of good quality using fresh regional ingredients. Service was basically non existent : lady server obviously selected to attend to guests who spoke Italian to avoid her having to use her poor English. Local wines were almost all sold out and no alternatives were readily suggested.... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Listen, to be quite frank this is a superb restaurant. There is no "mucking about" with the food. The chef uses the freshest of ingredients and delivers them straight onto the plate with flair. Subtle flavouring enhances the experience and you leave in no doubt that you have been well looked after. Antonio was our waiter. He was charming and... More

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