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La Taverna dell' Etna

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Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Greek, Pasta
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Via Alcide De Gasperi, 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 28868
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food with an exceptional view

The name of the restaurant is spot on according to the view. Would recommend this place just to see it, but in addition the food is good and the staff is friedly. We found good choises for the whole family and the grandparents.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The name of the restaurant is spot on according to the view. Would recommend this place just to see it, but in addition the food is good and the staff is friedly. We found good choises for the whole family and the grandparents.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A visit to Castelmola is a must if staying in Taormina. We visited dell' Etna in midweek and were fortunate to get a table on the terrace (there are four) before the placed filled out. The view was one of the best on our trip and included Etna and Giardini-naxos as well as the valley down from Castelmola. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice because the food was so amazing, we had the Spaghetti del Golfo and it was our favourite meal of our trip. The staff were friendly and helpful, the views over Etna were the best and made the whole experience really special. I would recommend pre booking a table so you can sit right at the front... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We had an early dinner (19:00 for Italian standards is early). But had the advantage to see the sun set behind mount Etna. Good was excellent. Of course fish. We started with the raw fish. And after that the mixed ravioli. Also good wines for a reasonable price. Waiters are the best.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants ever visited. The food is out of this world and price is ultra reasonable ...the waiters get to know you very quickly, and wine recommendation is superb. The tuna coated in sesame seeds is sublime, and the spaghetti Vongole is the best we've ever tasted. Three courses for two with water,wine and coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Castelmola is a pleasant relief after the bustle of Taorima and this restaurant is the best place to appreciate it. Great food, great service (get Antonio to look after you - he's great) and very pleasant surroundings. We'll be back. p.s there's a bar about ten metres down an alley on the right just before you reach the restaurant -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We went to this very nice restaurant on TripAdvisor recommendations and we were far from disappointed. First off we checked the menu and to our surprise it was very affordable compared to the prices in Taormina (just 10 minutes away). A main was about €15 and the wine was in the same range. We were greeted by the friendly owner... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had a lovely meal here last week and with the views of Mount Etna it made it a very different experience. The food was of really good quality and beautifully presented.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch on the terrace and what a view! Friendly service along with fresh and delicious seafood! Portions were on the small side which meant we kept wanting more! We tried the seared tuna, swordfish roll and were blown away by the taste and presentation. Definitely recommend to try it out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I really enjoyed eating here for lunch. The raviolini di seppia nero and parmigiana were both delicious. The views from here are lovely also.

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Additional Information about La Taverna dell' Etna

Address: Via Alcide De Gasperi, 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0942 28868
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Castelmola
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $11 to $45
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Greek, Pasta

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Alcide De Gasperi, 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Castelmola
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 28868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $11 to $45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Greek, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

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Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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