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La Taverna dell' Etna

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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic restaurant - location & food

A fantastic restaurant with spectacular views to Etna. Gorgeous food beautifully presented. Attentive waiters (not always common in Sicily). If you do not book then arrive early to be able to get a table with the view. Highly recommend the entertaining drive up to Castelmola for lunch at this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Lesley O
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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  • Scenic view
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A fantastic restaurant with spectacular views to Etna. Gorgeous food beautifully presented. Attentive waiters (not always common in Sicily). If you do not book then arrive early to be able to get a table with the view. Highly recommend the entertaining drive up to Castelmola for lunch at this restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This beautiful restaurant capped our wonderful visit to Castelmola. If you're in Taormina do not miss Castel mola .Lemon sorbet is served complementary at the end of the meal. My partner had the swordfish and I have the Argentine steak .Although we didn't eat it we saw the other table had a beautiful eggplant Parmesan that I wish I ordered.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Lucky to have found this restaurant as you have no idea of the spectacular terrace till you go inside.The steak dish caught my eye, Cube Roll Scottona, would have to be one of the best steaks i have had. We were a group of four and all enjoyed our meals, service was great and the terrace does fill up quickly.... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Enjoyed a melanzane parmagiani and bruschetta on th terrace overlooking Mount Etna. Superb and not expensive. Would love to go again one day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Weirdly well reviewed place. It's fine but nothing special, certainly not extraordinary. Indifferent albeit pleasant service, food no better or no worse than elsewhere. Space is not the best--only a few tables are al fresco with a view, the rest are in a greenhouse type enclosure that is uncomfortable and hot. Separate interior space is actually better than the "greenhouse."... More 

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Horwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Apparently there is a great terrace to eat out on here but it was fully booked when we arrived so we ate inside. We knew it must be good as Italians kept arriving,only to be informed of at least an hour wait for food. I had a very good ravioli with ricotta, wild fennel and swordfish. My partner went for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a lovely meal here - the trio of ravioli was a highlight and the house red was extremely reasonable - however we reserved a table with a view and whilst our request was kindly met and the view was fantastic, our meal was ruined somewhat by the wasps nest that must be located near the terrace. The waiters... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stumbled upon this place after an advice from our local taxi driver. The view is unmatched and the food was top notch. We only had seafood and everything was great.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We read about this place an advance,very helpful stuff, owner was serving us,selections ok,nice atmosphere

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Southlake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited here while on a Mediterranean cruise. Our tour guide said it was one of his favorites, so we took him at his word, it did not disappoint! Food was delicious & view incredible. Highly recommend adding it to must visit if in Sicily.

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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 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Soups

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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