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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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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: R

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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
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Great food with fantastic service. We dined early and the restaurant was not too crowded. Would certainly re-visit if in the area. Ian

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Ian B
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great food with fantastic service. We dined early and the restaurant was not too crowded. Would certainly re-visit if in the area. Ian

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IKLIN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We came across this Restaurant on Tripadvisor and decided to book our table after reading all the positive reviews. We were a table of 11 and were seated at the far edge of the balcony which had amazing views. The food was excellent and prices very reasonable. I look forward to visiting Castelmola again, just to dine at this Restaurant... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Good Food. Extensive menu. Great Views if you eat early! SETTING THE SCENE... Last night we went into Taormina and it was quite frankly my idea of hell. Yes it is August but you literally couldn't walk through the streets they were so packed. Friends next door told us to go to Castelmola as they'd had a great meal here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Lovely restaurant with great home cooking and the best view over Etna. Maybe the decor is a little tired and the loos not up to scratch but I don't expect too much in such a tiny remote village so more than adequate all round.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Four of us drove to Castalmola after visiting Mt. Etna. We found Le Taverna dell Etna completely by chance. Without reservations, they seated us and we were welcomed by the most beautiful view of the volcano we had just seen up close. We had both the house red and white wine, which were both excellent. We had a variety of... More 

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Siggiewi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

This place is a must go if your are visiting Taormina... Food is to die for, good service and the location is perfect. Prices are very reasonable. Highly recommended.

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County Wicklow, Ireland
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I was so disappointed with this experience...twice. Not the food but the service. The first time was after a storm had hit the town not seen since 2009... They were very busy so we put the lack of attention/service down to that, we waited an hour after our main course to be served and a further 45 mins for a... More 

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had visited Castelmola on the previous evening but the last bus left us no time to eat anywhere, so we came back for lunch the following day. An amazing bus ride up on Etna little red bus (cheaper than the other Red buses!!) A lady in a shop recommended this restaurant. Everything was very good from food, view and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Sausages we good and braised pork was tasty, the house wine were terrible by international standards, although we have to take under consideration that for this restaurants standards apparently was OK, customer service was bellow average, they were more for the $$$ than the satisfaction of the customer.

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La Taverna D, Proprietario at La Taverna dell' Etna, responded to this review
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Mi dispiace che il vino locale non sia stato di suo gradimento ma non si può pretendere tanto da un... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We had booked this restaurant well in advance so we got a front table on the terrace Unfortunately it was a very cloudy day so we saw nothing of Mount Etna. There have been a couple of bad reviews on this restaurant and I would have to agree with those. The food was in my opinion below average and one... More 

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La Taverna D, Proprietario at La Taverna dell' Etna, responded to this review
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Mi dispiace molto che il cibo non sia stato di suo gradimento così come il personale!! Mi permetta però qualche... 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 - 45
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

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Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?