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La Vela

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Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
0942-571570
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 221
    Excellent
  • 159
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 22
    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
Really good dinner, excellent service and wonderful views.

We just finished dinner...really good. The seafood could not have been fresher. Fried mixed seafood to start was very fresh. Size was enough and flavour of prawns, sardines and calamari outstanding. My wife's seafood soup was top shelf. My seafood risotto was very good. tiramisu for desert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Philippo A
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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60 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We just finished dinner...really good. The seafood could not have been fresher. Fried mixed seafood to start was very fresh. Size was enough and flavour of prawns, sardines and calamari outstanding. My wife's seafood soup was top shelf. My seafood risotto was very good. tiramisu for desert outstanding. The recommended wine, from Mt Etna wine was a bit disappointing. No... More 

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We really enjoyed our evening at La Vela. On the face of it this place serves food like any other on the strip - seafood, fish, meat, pizza but we noticed that the vast majority of locals were eating pizza which is what I chose. The starters were very good - I had a seafood salad which was very generous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Good italian food with an awesome giardini Naxos view. Pizza is cooked in a wooden oven and service is great.

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Hampshire, England
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Good choice and standard of food at reasonable prices. Pleasant view just inside with view out to sea. Generally a good atmosphere.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The only reason this gets low rate is female server was miserable!! Fortunately food is very good, however, because waitress was so miserable never return on our 2 month stay! Waiters fabulous!! Bruschetta salad amazing if you like caesar salad type - magnificento!

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Good food with a splendid view of Giardini Naxos bay. Afterwards you can enjoy a walk on the stunning waterfront.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This restaurant is delivering visit after visit. Been here several times suring our stay in Giardini Naxos and its professionale, laid back and really friendly service. Try the tuna! ITS AMASING:)

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Bugibba, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Although some reviews tell otherwise it's the only restaurant that is full with loads of people waiting for a table . Food was exclent and the service immaculate . God bless

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My mum and I went here after reading about it on tripadvisor. When we got here we waited for 5-7 minutes before a waiter even paid attention to us. We were then told we'd have to wait 30-40 minutes because everything was booked. No problem, we just went for a drink while waiting. We then went back and got a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been to several restaurant in Giardini-Naxos but this was the best one. The service was fantastic! They were polite, had a sense of humour so you felt like home. But they still were professional. Very busy restaurant but they always fix a table for you. The food was amazing. If you like seafood, this is the restaurant for... More 

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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: 0942-571570

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:45 pm

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