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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

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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antwerp
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on the good reviews on tripadvisor. We arrived early (8:30 pm) so we had no problem getting a table. Service was a mess. There is a good choice but the food really was a disappointment. I was still finishing my starter when the main course arrived (I suppose we had to make place for... More

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Burghfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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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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7 helpful votes 7 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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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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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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