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Antico Caffe San Giorgio

Piazza S.Antonino, Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #7 of 15 restaurants in Castelmola
Cuisines: Pizza, Café, Wine Bar, Sandwiches
Description: Antico Caffè San Giorgio in Castelmola overlooks the beautiful and scenic place to monumental 'entrance to the village, greeting, with its inviting feel, from 1907 visitors to the small village ... Here in this historic bar you can enjoy a natural relaxation and always enjoying the now famous Blandanino Almond wine, produced with fine grapes, almonds and Sicilian secret essences. At this very historic Caffè its founder, Don Vincenzo Blandano created the wine flavored with almonds, which he called his "Blandanino", a mysterious and dark amber liquor into which merged different odors and flavors of Sicily, including the almond, the raisins, spices, orange blossom and jasmine.
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Description: Antico Caffè San Giorgio in Castelmola overlooks the beautiful and scenic place to monumental 'entrance to the village, greeting, with its inviting feel, from 1907 visitors to the small village ... Here in this historic bar you can enjoy a natural relaxation and always enjoying the now famous Blandanino Almond wine, produced with fine grapes, almonds and Sicilian secret essences. At this very historic Caffè its founder, Don Vincenzo Blandano created the wine flavored with almonds, which he called his "Blandanino", a mysterious and dark amber liquor into which merged different odors and flavors of Sicily, including the almond, the raisins, spices, orange blossom and jasmine.
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English first
Franklin, Tennessee
Top Contributor
1,158 reviews 1,158 reviews
771 restaurant reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went to get a drink before dinner and the server was very friendly .. The drinks and free appertivo was excellent .

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Zagreb, Croatia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and I were in this charming Castelmola village on our honeymoon. Everything about this village is like in a fairy tale, just like this lovely little bar. It is situated on the main Castelmola square, so you can sit there, enjoy panoramic view to Taormina, Etna and the sea and drink their Vino alla Mandorla and eat those... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great place for a drink and snack - all overlooking Taormina and the Ionian sea. A popular spot in the main square where the bus stops. Good selection of drinks and basic food. Our aperiitifs came with small snacks.

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Ithaca, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Wish we had stayed for more than an espresso but were lookig forward to the hike back to Taormina from Castelmola. The view from the cafe is spectacular so do stop for coffee and biscotti. We bought our one bottle of Vino all Mandoria here and now wish we had gotten more.

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Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We found this eatery a very memorable experience - not necessarily for its relatively simple food,although their oven baked pizzas won't disappoint, but more so the stunning panoramic back drop. Being tucked away in a quiet corner of a small, yet charming, piazza with spectacular views of the surrounding hills , nearby Taormina and azure seas, it is difficult not... More

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Canterbury, Kent
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a drink here before or after dinner almost every night. They also do great arancini for lunch, as well as other light meals. A great place to watch the world go by, in the corner of the main square with spectacular views over Taormina, really friendly service. One of the nice things about Castelmola is that it is... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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220 reviews 220 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Visiting Castelmola this week, we stopped at the Caffe for a spot of lunch before catching the bus back to Taormina. The Caffe has a great location, right on Castelmola's main square, with sensational views down over Taormina, along the coast and out to sea. We had cold drinks and a toasted sandwich each. The food was nice and very... More

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Shropshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was a really good place to sit out on and enjoy the views. There is seating down below as well as on the square. The service is good and reasonable priced, the loo is clean as well! The small bar is also quite good to have a look in. You don't have to walk here the bus drops you... More

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Nashville
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

If you are in Taormina you need to go to Castelmola, one of the most beautiful village in Italy. It worth the drive up the curvy road. Caffe San Giorgio is in the main "piazza" in front of the Rocca. It is there to welcome you. The view of the coast is spectacular. Take the pleasure of sitting at the... More

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UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

We had a rather unimpressive pizza but enjoyed sitting outside the tiny square with wonderful views again. We seemed to miss out on the almond wine though!

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