My wife and I received a warm welcome when we arrived at Villa Carlotta’s beautiful rooftop restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. Tables were set with fine linen, soft music in the background, and a phenomenal sea view. My wife squeezed my hand as we entered the restaurant and gave me a dreamy look of approval. I thought, wow, it doesn’t get any better than this. Ah, but it did!
Loris, our fabulous waiter, greeted us with a smile and offered his congratulations with two complementary glasses of prosecco. What a nice surprise! An excellent Etna wine list was offered and we chose a Planeta wine - sensuous and seductive.
Our candlelit table overlooked the spectacular Mediterranean Sea and Mount Etna. This put us in the mood for a romantic dinner.
Chef David Costa came to our table to introduce himself. He enthusiastically described his specialties and how they are created with the best local organic products. We were so impressed with his passion for food that we couldn’t wait for our dinners.
When our meals arrived, the aroma and presentation made our taste buds do the Macarena - what a treat. After dinner, we had a hard time deciding which dessert to try - cannoli, cassata siciliana, or tiramisu – all created by Salvatore, their phenomenal pastry chef.
From beginning to end, our meals were better than we could possibly imagine. This was by far the most memorable dinner that we enjoyed in Taormina. Chef David delivered a culinary masterpiece. Bravo!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Carlotta is an aristocratic 1860 Sicilian villa converted into a luxury boutique hotel in the centre of Taormina at 5/7 minutes walk to the historical pedestrian area of town. Our hotel, member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, is located in a panoramic and tranquil part of Taormina, overlooking the Ionian sea, lush mediterranean gardens, Italy’s mainland coast and on one side Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most interesting active volcano.You can feel an informal and elegant atmosphere all around the hotel which has been decorated individually by celebrated Italian interior designers making it an idyllic place, ideal for honeymooners or for those looking for romance, relax and good Sicilian food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlotta Hotel Taormina
- Hotel Villa Carlotta Taormina, Sicily