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La Taverna dell' Etna

Via Alcide De Gasperi, 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
0942 28868
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Castelmola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Madrid, Spain
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were a group of 4 and sat on the balcony for dinner. Was windy and cold but they gave us fleece blanket type things to wear which were perfect. The wait staff were professional, there was one young waiter there who was really friendly. We had starters and mains, a mix of bruschetta, eggplant antipasti, salad and pasta. The... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views of Mount Etna on a lovely terrace, perfect for an evening meal as all the lights come out along the sea front. Etna looks stunning, and food matched the view. Antipasti was lovely, followed by a gorgeous steak. The spaghetti Bolognese I definitely recommend. The local wine was cheap and tasty too. Puddings weren't a huge hit, but... More

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Malta
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

i would like to thanks the owner and staff of this restaurant for their hospitally they gave us. The food was excellent and abundant . The service was very good and the staff were very helpfull. Next time I will come with my wife Carmen. I will recomend this restaurant who are visiting Toarmina not to loose this opportunity to... More

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Zurrieq, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We went for lunch and the food was superb and staff was so welcome.the fish antipasto was gorgeous and so was the second plate which i ear a steak.

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Reading
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I simply have no complaints. The food was superb, the views magnificent, the service flawless. Bravo.

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Geelong, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

To say that the food is excellent would be an understatement. The owner, Salvatore, who was in constant touch with our table, is meticulous in his choosing of all the ingredients but his years of experience with seafood, proved to be the highlight of our meals.12 diners, all of whom chose seafood appertizers ranging from raw (sashimi) style dishes to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Excellent view of mount Etna in eruption, great service, great staff, great food awesome prices compared with the Italian Riviera!!!

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Lisbon, Portugal
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Astonishing views of Etna. When we were there, we even saw small lava eruptions lightening the tip of the mountain from time to time. The food is high quality (not frozen nor precooked) for a very decent prize. I recommend to ask the waiter for the dishes of the day, as normally they should be prepared with fresher ingredients. We... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Taverna dell'Erna really cares about the food and the service. The seafood is really fresh and (even for Sicily) well prepared and seasoned! We had a sashimi-style antipasti that was truly delicious and refined. The pastas are very good and the tuna tagliata with wild strawberries was a treat. Unfortunately, we had no room for desert, but the almond pie... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed at Castelmola for 10 days and eat at most of the restaurants on tripadvisor. This was good but service was not. After main course waited for about 45 minutes to be asked if we wanted a desert. Never got asked so paid the bill and left. It is ashame because food is good.

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