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“Real Sicilian food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trattoria da Nino

Trattoria da Nino
Via Luigi Pirandello 37, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 094221265
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Ranked #30 of 216 Restaurants in Taormina
Price range: $37 - $110
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Real Sicilian food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We found out about this restaurant on TripAdvisor and had our most amazing meal in Sicily! Still thinking about it!!

Visited June 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Authentic and Genuinely friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Let me sum it up in few words my experience eating at this place. We were recommended by a friend who came 2 years ago to Taormina and boy didn't we have such wonderful experience. All the staffs including the cooks are wonderful and it seems really genuine nice to everybody. The food is pretty different than most of the restaurants in Taormina, showing an original touch as well from the chef. For us, it didn't really matter the difference on taste, but the wonderful service and helpful staff that rarely we got as tourists, making us really like this place. If you want to feel like going to a place where you feel like regular customer and treated special, although you're just an occasional tourist in Taormina, then I suggest to come there.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
“Perfetto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We had our best dinner at Nino's Trattorio during our three day Sicily visit. The food was delicious, the wine was very good and the hospiyality was incredible! I highly recommend this place for a perfect Sicilian evening.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“More restaurant...less Trattoria...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

More formal that was expecting, Nino was friendly (other waiters less so).

We were a party of four, tired after a long day and looking forward to a relaxing evening and good glass of wine. The latter was very well provided (Etna Bianco)...would recommend this.

We had carpaccio of tuna to start - delicious and very fresh.
Primi piatti - Involtini was tasty (if a little oily), Pasta al Norma (sauce was very good although the spaghetti itself was so-so), ravioli with pistachio and prawns (tasty but very expensive for what it was...and thought the one king prawn was a bit miserly). Final dish was suppose to be a bowl of mussels but came out as mussels in Spaghetti. As it was getting very late (we didn't arrive till 1030pm...), I didn't mention this to Nino. But wishing I had, as the dish was exceptionally bland. The mussels were overcooked and rubbery, the sauce had no flavour (no seasoning) and overall was not the dish I wanted.

I would recommend this restaurant but would say that it is more formal than perhaps it describes itself as...not overly relaxing place to sit in and very brightly lit. Also, would recommend you stick with the specials as the main menu had very few options that screamed out "Eat me".

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“expensive not a value for money.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

It wasnt so good as i thought,
we order fish and potatoes(18 Eure) and pasta with sea food(13 Eure), and for dessert mix of fresh fruit(5 Eure). and it was very expensive not a value for money.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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