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“Very Tasty” 4 of 5 stars
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il Barcaiolo
Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
39 0942 625633
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Ranked #13 of 216 Restaurants in Taormina
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Wisconsin
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Very Tasty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Was staying at a house near by (La Pergola) and decided to head down after hearing so many good things. As mentioned the food was very tasty. Sat outside. Since it was evening and we didn't make a reservation (no view), may have been better to sit inside to get away from the smokers. Our group had a number of different dishes including: Spaghetti ale Vongole (pasta and clams), pasta with basel pesto and shrimp, Marinato di Pesce spada (raw swordfish), Involtini di pesce spada (swordfish rolls), Cozze alla pescatora (mussels), and Fritto di calamari*,gamberi e peace (fried calamari, sardines, and shrimp). We also had Sicilian cake for desert. The staff was friendly and gave us advice when they thought we may be ordering too much food. Since everything was good, you can't go wrong with what you order.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

The restaurant is small. nice and has a wonderful wiew just by the sea.
And the food: just wonderful. We tried many of the dishes - and they were all vere tasty and special.(we had only fish, in many different ways) The service is nice and you have the time to sit down and enjoy, no rushing.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Taormina, Italy
2 reviews
“Wonderful Sicilian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The food is well worth the trip down the laneway and everyone of the 100+ stairs. My husband who is not a lover of fish is now a devotee. The smoked swordfish was sublime.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

A family run spot where the view, the fresh fish and ambiance make for a perfect meal!
Make sure to go at night and get a reservation as this place is small and quaint.

Visited August 2012
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london
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Situated at the end of the bay just 7 minutes walk from our hotel (Panoramic) this place is a gem. Great Sicilian food, good portions and charming service. And good value.

Visited September 2012
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