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Via Recanati, 8, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
39 0942.54146
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GOOD FOOD AND FRIENDLY SERVICE

We ate out at this restaurant 3 times in a week, all the dishes were very authentic and well prepared. The steak was lovely as was the swordfish and the pasta dishes. My wife used to live in Rome and said that the pasta dishes were the best she had for years. The prices are good ( especially with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
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Wokingham, UK.
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Minsk, Belarus
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Hi people! I am glad to recommend you this place. Great prompt service and delicious meal. Many native Sicilian and Italian dishes. Tasty!!! Every dish is good! You will be satisfied. There are air condioners, outside terrace, Russian menu (maybe others too). Maria waitress was very pleasant, sincere and professional. She speaks Russian little. Price is not cheap, you will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Charming place with great food! Get the owner Tanino to play his 'Taormina Twist'! Also do dishes by request if you don't find what you like on the menu!

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Wokingham, UK.
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We ate out at this restaurant 3 times in a week, all the dishes were very authentic and well prepared. The steak was lovely as was the swordfish and the pasta dishes. My wife used to live in Rome and said that the pasta dishes were the best she had for years. The prices are good ( especially with our... More 

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Norway
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Try the gorgonzola entrecote. Fabolous! A friendly Danish host providing the best that Sicily can offer! Take my advice, put away the menu and let the host recommend the specials!

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Stroudsburg, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

At the far end of Viale Januzzi sit this little restaurant. The food is OK and they do a brisk business. A large contingent of Swedes and Northern European types. They put on a show that while touristy is still entertaining and gets everyone involved. A safe haven for a nice dinner but there are better choice in the immediate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A lot of languages , but quality of food is average ! Good choice of wines ! Not so expensive ! 2+2 can spend around 100€. Boss take care of hospitality guest ! Main fish dish is sword-fish , but is really worth of that ! Open with a break of siesta , 18.00- and later ....

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Aberdare South Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Lovely clean friendly restaurant just down the steps off the road. We ordered swordfish kebabs that my partner said were the best he had tasted. I ordered Spaghetti Pomodoro and it was delicious. Would definitely eat here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Try the swordfish, tasted like heaven. Owner is a fantastic women, gave of a real grandma feel, made us feel right at home.

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

In a village filled with terrific cafes, bistros and restaurants; La Spelonca was my favorite. You will be greeted by the Madame, who will pay particular attention to your dining wishes, and make suggestions accordingly. La Spadda a grilla (marinated and grilled swordfish) is one of the best and most delicious seafood dishes I have ever had. Pastas are homemade,... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were here for over a week so experimented a lot but this restaurant is like all the rest in the arcade opposite the Hilton - very poor food with no finesse - just a stodgy mess or dried out fish. Tables are packed in tight in a small area and heaving with tourists. Avoid like the plague and walk... More 

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Address: Via Recanati, 8, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39 0942.54146
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: Italian

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  • Address: Via Recanati, 8, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: 39 0942.54146

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

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