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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 15 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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Kissimmee, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I made reservations well in advance requesting a beautiful view, and that is just what we got. Sitting on the terrace overlooking Mount Etna, we enjoyed a wonderful lunch. Most of our food was outstanding however the recommended tuna was not as good as we had hoped. The pasta dishes were amazing however, and with the incredible view it was... More

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Worcester
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wow ! What a restaurant ! We were hungry at noon so got the first table on the fantastic terrace overlooking mount Etna . The pasta and house wine were superb. Loved the background music ! I wish I were back there now .............. Maybe another year........ Happy times !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our one week trip to Sicilly ended with a great meal at this classic Italian restuarant. The staff was very helpful and pleasant, and the food was very nice! We had bruschetta (spicy!) and macaroni and sardines. Main course: plate of seafodd and special tuna. Two thumbs up!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We stopped in after a long day of walking around Taormina below. We booked reservations and get great seats on terrace to see the sunset and straight on views of Mt Etna and the Mediterranean . The service was spot on and the three pasta dishes we got were all good. The Tuna special and the steak with balsamic were... More

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wiltshire
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

But food seems ok Would a smile go amiss??!!! White House wine very good and cold Bruschetta very tasty and good pasta Beautiful location with stunning views of mount etna and the coast

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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Good food and service (even though it was a bit straight-faced) with great view made our dining special.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This restaurant is well above sea level and reached by some of the hairiest hairpin bends I have ever experienced. Contrary to the reputation of Italian motorists in general, and Sicilian drivers in particular, the trip up from Giardini Naxos via Taormina supplied multiple examples of extreme patience, cool-headedness and sheer skill. Our driver took on mind-boggling corners, seemingly impassable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

lMy partner Joe and I went to Castelmola via a hair raising local bus journey yesterday - at €2 each, probably THE best value ride for scenery, chills and thrills in the world! Having arrived at Castelmola we walked a few yards up town and discovered this amazing place. The scenery (overlooking Mount Etna) was pretty impressive ... but the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We had 3 meals here during our stay in Castelmola and we were not disappointed on any occasion. Even Etna gave us a fantastic display as the lava flowed down the hillside! Once the wind blew hard and in a few minutes the waiters altered the configuration of the dining room to maintain the view but keep us all comfortable.... More

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Südtirol, Italien
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

9 antipasti per 14€. Absolut perfect: the freshest fish of the season ;-) the dessert was great too; we saw an Etna- eruption!!! It was awesome!!!

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