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“Incredible find! amazing food and great service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ristorante Nettuno da Siciliano

Ristorante Nettuno da Siciliano
Lungomare Tysandros, 68 D, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
094256462
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Price range: $48 - $61
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Malta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Incredible find! amazing food and great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

It was Sunday, but one of those sunny winter days when we found ourselves looking for a restaurant in Taormina area, we stumbled upon nettuno, and were soon seated, the service and attention was great, the food amazing, we went for a mixed selection of dishes, the chef's creativity was great, and we enjoyed, fish, pasta and an amazing dessert. There was also a great wine menu, all in all, we cant wait to get back to this restaurant

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bologna, Italy
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“One of my favorite meals in Sicily”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had a glorious meal at this restaurant and found the whole experience to be wonderful. The service, setting & food were all spectacular. It was very quiet when we went so basically had the whole place to ourselves for lunch. We had good wine, company & the sea to stare at. It was pretty perfect. The service was so attentive that I had to ask if it was a family business because they seemed to care so much. It ended up that one of our waiters was the chef's son & the other was a brother-in-law to be. We kind of pigged out and had appetizers, pasta, risotto, seafood, dessert & coffee. All was superb with excellent, local ingredients. The bread was house made & heavenly. I wish I had known that they give classes because I would have taken one in a heartbeat. I'm already a trained chef & know how to cook but I could definitely have learned a thing or two from this man! I highly recommend this restaurant. They really seemed to take pride in serving Sicilian ingredients & dishes. Yum!!!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Normal, Illinois
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Nice restaurant at downtown Giardani Naxos. Food is good and service is courteous and attentive. Very good dessert. Nice view of the Ionian Sea across the street.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Outstanding food and service in a beautiful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We tried several restaurants in the Giardini Naxos area, and 'Nettuno da Siciliano' is definitely the best. We enjoyed it so much, that we ended up eating there a few times during our one week stay.

We also enrolled in the cooking lesson offered by the restaurant, so that we could learn how to reproduce at home some of the superb recipes developed by Chef Angelo Siciliano. For more details on the cooking lesson, see my separate review in the 'Things to do in Giardini Naxos' section of TA.

Right from the moment we first walked into this family-run restaurant, we were given a very warm and friendly welcome. We sat on the outdoor terrace which offers a beautiful view of the Bay of Naxos. The interior of the restaurant is also cozy, cute and nicely decorated.

Although the location and the service are outstanding at Nettuno, the greatest strength of this restaurant is the delectable food which chef Angelo and his staff turn out. The dishes on the menu are based on Sicilian cuisine, but chef Angelo produces a very refined and flavorful rendition of each dish. Great attention is also placed on the visual presentation of the dishes (see pictures with the review), providing a modernized, refined and extremely flavorful version of Sicilian classics.

We tried several dishes and each was equally delicious. Of particular note was the calamari, orange and zucchini salad (antipasto), eggplant flan (antipasto), pasta with sea urchins (ricci), pasta Alla Norma (fresh pasta made in the restaurant), and Amberjack fish 'alla Liparotta' (lightly pan fried with cherry tomatoes, capers, scallions and fresh fish stock). From all the dishes we sampled, it is clear that much attention is placed on the quality and freshness of the ingredients. This is in marked contrast with some other restaurants in the area where the food was somewhat bland, overcooked and unsatisfying (albeit served in huge quantities).

All the desserts we tried were also superb, especially the cannoli which are made from scratch each day in the restaurant based on Chef Angelo's unique recipe. The restaurant also has a good wine list along with some quality wines available by the glass.

Under the supervision of Mimmo Siciliano (owner and son of Chef Angleo), the wait staff provided very attentive, friendly and professional service throughout the entire meal (at each of our visits).

Many thanks to the entire Siciliano family for the memorable and thoroughly satisfying meals we had in their restaurant!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Tres moyen”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

We have been very disappointed. Service was very poor and long, dishes not excellent (grilled fish no taste, pasta with grouper had 4 small pieces of fish,...) Only positive was bread and olive oil. We ate much better for less in the area.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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