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piazza Duomo, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
094228181
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9:30 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The bar Turrisi is a place of worship located in Castelmola. Founded in...
The bar Turrisi is a place of worship located in Castelmola. Founded in 1947 at the hands of the rider Salvatore Turrisi, was born as an inn for foreigners where they were sipping tasty almond wine made ​​with white grapes and infusion of bitter almonds. Structure after the war that has turned into a hotel, here you can enjoy over the almond wine, pizzas, pasta dishes ices and ice cream. Also extends over four elevations with views of the Duomo of Castelmola Gulf of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna. He became famous for his sculptures representing the phallic worship and the very free social custom that made Taormina a cultural reference for many artists and not. Many magazines show us how one of the attractions of Sicily, but we like to think that convey a thought of being Sicilian and freedom of expression, in a structure difficult to manage since the 4 levels. Who does not know how to interpret these places far from wanting to be rude, and does not know or does not have the respect of all that, the place to find elsewhere.
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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
We had a "ball"

My friend and I visited this quirky bar in the wonderful hilltop town of Castelmola. We had so much fun, and an added bonus was that the food was REALLY GOOD!! We sat out on the balcony on the 3rd floor, and WOW, what a spectacular view. If you don't enjoy this place then you are just not into... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Cohunagirl
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My friend and I visited this quirky bar in the wonderful hilltop town of Castelmola. We had so much fun, and an added bonus was that the food was REALLY GOOD!! We sat out on the balcony on the 3rd floor, and WOW, what a spectacular view. If you don't enjoy this place then you are just not into fun!!

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Sheffield, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The theme might be bizarre but the food is good standard Italian fayre and the best bit is the view from the roof top balcony.

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Let's just say, the "objects" are pretty much in your face no matter where you look - even the tap in the toilet is a challenge! Groups of tourists would arrive and they would not stop pointing and laughing. We arrived just after 11:00 when the caffe was basicaly empty but around lunch time, it soon filled up and seeing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We took the bus from Taormina to Castelmola mainly to take in the amazing panoramic views. When we decided it was time for a snack we popped into Bar Turrisi. The second you walk through the door you can't fail but notice that the decor is "interesting". Phallic symbols dominate the place and you just have to smile. Even the... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We stumbled across this place whilst walking around Castelmola. We popped in for a coffee, not knowing about its eccentric decor! We thought it was hilarious though; and the coffee we had was also very good. Great views it you sit on the balcony. Worth a visit!

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Berkeley, California
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33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stopped for lunch and had delicious bruschetta (toasted bread rubbed with garlic with chopped tomatoes with onions) and a huge salad with corn, greens, mozzarella, tomatoes, and tuna. Both of these dishes were excellent. This is a very eccentric restaurant, four stories high, with interesting decorations. Good service.

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London
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Had an early lunch here and the food was good but not spectacular. Views are excellent but pretty much anywhere in Castelmola the views are great. The decor is what made it worth the trip.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A beautiful building, very interesting decor! It's a tourist attraction in its own right. The staff were friendly and service was good. We had the Turrisi almond wine which was amazing! So delicious we bought a bottle to take home. It's the kind of bar you just have to visit to say you've been!!

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Plymouth, Mass
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

we visited this restaurant on the advice of our tour leader.We had hiked to to town of Castelmola.The restaurant had some ahem different artwork, all in fun once you got used to it. I ordered the Caprese salad totally out of this world! Ripened tomatoes nicely seasoned with fresh mozzarella on top.The best I have ever had! Try the almond... More 

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Yorkshire
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We were warned by our guide that we'd either find it funny or embarrassing and the 8 of us found it funny with one of the group so fascinated she had to take lots of pictures including the bathroom tiles. There are 4 floors and narrow staircases but the view from the top terrace is worth it. Mt Edna and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: piazza Duomo, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Castelmola
  • Phone Number: 094228181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 32
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

The bar Turrisi is a place of worship located in Castelmola. Founded in 1947 at the hands of the rider Salvatore Turrisi, was born as an inn for foreigners where they were sipping tasty almond wine made ​​with white grapes and infusion of bitter almonds. Structure after the war that has turned into a hotel, here you can enjoy over the almond wine, pizzas, pasta dishes ices and ice cream. Also extends over four elevations with views of the Duomo of Castelmola Gulf of Giardini Naxos and Mount Etna. He became famous for his sculptures representing the phallic worship and the very free social custom that made Taormina a cultural reference for many artists and not. Many magazines show us how one of the attractions of Sicily, but we like to think that convey a thought of being Sicilian and freedom of expression, in a structure difficult to manage since the 4 levels. Who does not know how to interpret these places far from wanting to be rude, and does not know or does not have the respect of all that, the place to find elsewhere.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:00 am
Monday
9:30 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 3:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 3:00 am

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