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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: Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view
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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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
Italia Vacation 2015

While traveling throughout Sicily this past Sept / Oct we visited the small town of Castelmola. While walking through this small town we stopped for lunch at the Turrisi Cafe. Truley a fun experience. {adult theme - over 18 a must} We still laugh about the experience. The wait staff although... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Walter C
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North Port, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

They carry out a theme in every single detail. This makes the experience very unusual and very memorable. There is something interesting to see everywhere you look. Oh, and did I mention that the theme is phallic art? Actually, the food is also good and the view overlooking this beautiful town is amazing. If you are in Castelmola, you really... More 

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North Port, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While traveling throughout Sicily this past Sept / Oct we visited the small town of Castelmola. While walking through this small town we stopped for lunch at the Turrisi Cafe. Truley a fun experience. {adult theme - over 18 a must} We still laugh about the experience. The wait staff although slow with service were excellent - The lunch meal... More 

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Miami Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK, let me preface this by saying if you're easily offended, this may NOT be the place for you, LOL. Tucked away on a little mountainside street near the center of Castelmola, this caffe/bar has to be seen to be believed - the largest collection of erotic art I've seen outside of a museum. Maybe even larger! Climb up to... More 

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Queens, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Bar Turrisi is one of the most iconic watering holes in all of Castelmola—perhaps even all of Sicily. This is not because of their menu: a standard assortment of snacks both sweet and savory, limoncello, almond wine, grape wine, beers, and various liquors. It is because of the bar’s queer décor. It can be described only as an “homage to... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Make sure you have a sense of humor. The food is good. They the Mandolora wine and make sure you go and check out the 4th floor.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The caffe bar turrisi somehow has a Quaint feeling yet 4 floors. The Greek mixed Sicilian decor is a one in a million site. Priced remarkably well, so order big and take the food and drink back to your villa.

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Enjoyed some typical Italian starters and a Birra Moretti here. Being in piazza Duomo makes ones visit enjoyable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

This place is worth a visit. Sit down, have a coffee and look around. The staff is friendly and offers you a taste of the traditional almon wine when you pay.

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Thank Sæmund S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

So this plase oposite taormine on the second hill call castelmola such a romantic place so this restaurant bar in the midle of the hill where is beautiful church;) food good and stuff very friendly suroundic all the sculptures:))

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Thank Linas M
Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Very Unique place with a strange different design. beautiful place and view from outside. a good wine to try there based on almond. one of the touristic attractions and a must when u are in castelmolla , very nice at night

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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: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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