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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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
A must

A visit to Castelmola has to be on the itinerary and a meal in this little gem won't disappoint. The quality is amazing, the service very friendly and the food tastes incredible. I had the house special antipasto and seafood pasta - both very tasty. Excellent value for money with a beautiful view... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A visit to Castelmola has to be on the itinerary and a meal in this little gem won't disappoint. The quality is amazing, the service very friendly and the food tastes incredible. I had the house special antipasto and seafood pasta - both very tasty. Excellent value for money with a beautiful view over Etna and the coastline. A must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is guinuine with the food and service. It is definitely priced well, not to take advantage of the tourist. The food quantity is very generous and the quality is flavoursome. You will not be disappointed of the location in an authentic italian town. I would definitely return and recommend. Enjoy!

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Leeds
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The restaurant overlooks Etna. In good weather, there is the terrace; in poorer weather, an inner area with a view. Service was prompt and friendly, and informative about the dishes on offer. For set pasta and pizza. The place serves proper Sicilian food, excellent fish and shellfish and local specialities. We ate very well indeed, at very reasonable prices, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Had such a great food experience with well cooked food at this place. Beautiful view of Etna. Good service and great with kids.

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Malta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It's a central restaurant. The environment is warm. There is a good selection of what to eat. The prices are genuine. The service is good and quick. Good to go.

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Il Gzira, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Whilst visiting Castelmola Sicily, we came across La Taverna del Etna for lunch, by chance and not by choice. First and foremost, the terrace overlooks a spectacular view. We were a group of four ladies, and we all decided to have one main plate of ravioli, filled with different fish, and scampi. The plate spoke millions when presented, before we... More 

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berkshire
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11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Both the food and the service was excellent. Also, despite the lurid photos on the menu the dishes were excellent, local and did not seem too touristy. The attitude of the owner sums it all up. I ordered baby octopus (dish of the day) ,which on arrival tasted fantastic but the octopu themselves were very tough and hard to chew.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

If you like fish and really good food, you should go here! Make a reservation and ask for a table with view or on the terrace.

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We loved the little village Castelmo.we ordered a tasting menu for 2 as a starter, it has 9 small dishes for each person, was very delicious , then we had frittto misto each, our daughter had fish ravioli , we also had beautiful tiramisu, coffee , limoncello and some wine. We paid for all 77 euro. all food was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Castelmola is a lovely little village just above Taormina. While we were put off by the over development of Taormina we loved Castelmola and its wonderful views. Had lunch here and were positively surprised. First of all, from the terrace you will have a lovely view...the Etna (when it is not too cloudy), the sea, Giardini Naxos and its beaches....even... More 

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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 - 44
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Greek, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

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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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