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La Vela

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Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
390942571570
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Today
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Television, Waitstaff

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  • 290
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  • 202
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice meal

Good food in a nice setting. We had a couple of pasta dishes, chicken and grilled fish. All were tasty. We were a group of 4 adults with 2 young children, staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this place

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
StevieT5791
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Taormina, Italy
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Ironbridge, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

One of the nicest restaurants on the seafront at Giardini. We ate here three times, and were treated in a friendly,jovial manner. The food is very similar to the rest of the establishments in what is definitely a tourist town, but it is very well cooked,and even simple dishes feel special. Worth a visit.

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Thank kathrynanna
Taormina, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Good food in a nice setting. We had a couple of pasta dishes, chicken and grilled fish. All were tasty. We were a group of 4 adults with 2 young children, staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend this place

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Thank StevieT5791
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

speedy service, good wine, reasonable prices with good food!! Great location and value for money for a very touristic place!

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Thank Genny2013
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed so much the food. The waiters have been respectful and available to any request. We'll come back for sure.

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Thank Mary Z
Helsinki, Finland
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Saw that this was a popular place and decided to try it too. Service was cold and we didn't feel welcome as in many other restaurants in the area. White tablecloths doesn't give you right to be rude. Felt rushed all the time until it was time for the check that took ages to come. Maybe we were unlucky with... More 

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Thank teemu111
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Good food, nice service and a beautiful view over Taormina. Been there many times and recommend it warmly. La Vela, go there!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The place is right in front of the seaside. It is were well presented and the service is good. Nothing to complain. The menu is various with seafood and pizza. We tried the first one and unfortunately I would say it is good but I would not suggest it. The pasta was overcooked and the entry dishes were well presented... More 

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Thank Fabi0_G7
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Very helpful Friendly staff and good location. Nice and relaxed atmosphere. Excellent pizza - the best according to our son. And perfectly fried tuna

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Thank Barbara B
Pavia, Italy
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant distinguish itself from the others by its class and style. The service is careful and makes you really feel welcome and important. The plates are good and the prices somehow in the average of the restaurants on the seaside we had a good plate of linguine allo scoglio and tasty involtini di spada. Drinking the house wine the... More 

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Marrakech
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had a quick dinner with 2 pastas, anchoia sauce. Very good but not enough compared to regular sicilian restaurants!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: 390942571570

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 49
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?