My wife and I had dinner at Villa Antonio during our recent stay there, after being referred to the place by our hotel. The restaurant is top of the bill on TripAdvisor, so we had high expectations.
Prior to Villa Antonio, we had eaten at 3 other restaurants in Taormina - all of which were pricey but none of which had blown us away. Villa Antonio fell into the same category, though we thought it was slightly better than the others. We couldn't really fault the food or the service, both of which were perfectly nice and more than adequate.
The setting in an old building was very impressive and romantic, but unfortunately the restaurant's otherwise beautiful terrace is located right next to a fairly busy through fare - which means the atmosphere is somewhat polluted by the constant noise of passing cars and buses.
We both agreed that the place was nicer than the 2*Michelin restaurant we had gone to earlier in Taormina - but also felt that this place does not deserve to get the highest score here on TripAdvisor. That said, we'd still recommend it to anyone looking for a nice night out with good food.
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