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La Vela

Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
0942-571570
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $49
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Burghfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Food above average- nicely cooked fish of the day. Friendly staff, and busy location. Pity the football was on!!

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lancashire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

To be honest I can't remember what I had to eat but my wife had stuffed Calamari which was good. What we do remember is that the atmosphere was good and the restaurant was brimming with locals which I guess is a great recommendation in itself.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Me and my fiancée has visited La Vela restaurant on our last day of one week holidays. We have experienced the best and the freshens sea food out of all restaurants we have visited during our holidays. It was a pity that we have visited this restaurant only in our last day. We have stuffed calamari and oysters for a... More

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Denmark
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Because La Vela is located in touristy, if still charming, Giardini Naxos, we did not have high expectations for this place, but it seemed to always be more busy than the neighbouring restaurants, which we took to be a good sign. We ate here several times during our week in Sicily rotating between the pizzas and pastas on the menu.... More

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israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The pasta and the bruschetta were very good. The meat wasn't so good and we sent it back. The view is amazing, set on the waterfront of Giardini Naxos.

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Lismore, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We went for lunch on a beautiful day. Had a table out by the sea. The staff were competent and friendly in that aloof European way which I prefer to arrogance or obsequiousness. The entrees and mains were sensational Great wine. And such a great location. Interestingly we went back a few days later which can always be a mistake... More

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We read lots of good reviews about the place and decided to go. It was full by 9 p.m., we didn't make a reservation, but they found a nice place for us. The road by night was always blocked so that cars and scooters weren't a problem and you still could hear the sea. Portions were as big as everywhere.... More

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San Gwann, Malta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This restaurant provides beautiful sea views of Giardini Naxos. We had intended having a pizza but the menu was very tempting and settled for lunch. The staff were extremely helpful and discussed quite a few things other than food. Fish was great but actually the whole meal was very different from the usual restaurants offering local dishes. And what better... More

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Everything was great about this place. The staff were lovely, the food just amazing and the restaurant overlooks the bay. There were no tables available outside, and the inside was rather warm as the only table left was next to the pizza oven!! but we had such a great night. I had the seafood salad, which was choc a block... More

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Leamington Spa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We ate at La Vela twice during our 2 week holiday. Our first visit was a complete let down. We both opted for seafood dishes and were disappointed with the quantity of actual seafood. On our second visit, I chose the calzone and my partner braved a meat dish. According to him, it tasted great - however, it didn't look... More

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