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Al Saraceno

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Via Madonna della Rocca,16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39.0942.632015
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Basel, Switzerland
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is a saying that hunger is good sauce in the case of Al Saraceno sauce is good sauce and a huger lets you enjoy even more. I recommend to take the pilgrim walk up the 500 steps from Taramina. Make sure to arrange your dinner to coincide with the sunset. The food is beyond amazing. The staff friendly and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made a reservation by emailing the restaurant and got a reply within 24hours. From Taormina town it was quite a step trek (allow 30 minutes) but the view and food was definitely worth it. We made our reservation for 7pm (we were the first ones there) but I would definitely check sunset times prior to booking because there is... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely the best meals during our 2 weeks in Sicily (1 in Taormina, 1 in Erice). We took the long way up (20 mins of steps to the views above Taormina). The restaurant owner and staff took good care of all of our foodie needs. Don't let the steps put you off - take them - the views are too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I visited last night for dinner. They didn't have room as there were lots of bookings but fitted us in on a great table with a fab view. I had mixed seafood (on toast) as a starter. It was mussels and clams and would have easily been enough to share. My wife had mozerella and tomatoes which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The view is definitely the best thing about the restaurant, very romantic setting. The food was good but not unmissable, similar standard to the rest of Taormina (which is good to be honest). Quite friendly staff, slightly more expensive than other places but worth it for the view at sunset.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Al Sarceno was our favorite restaurant in Taormina. Located about 20 minutes from the city centre but about a 10 minute walk uphill from our hotel Villa Angela, the restaurant's owner picked us up and took us back to the restaurant and arranged for two take out meals to be delivered to the hotel--now that's service!!. The mixed seafood antipasto... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not even the best gnocchi I ever tasted, a great table with incredible view, a red burning sunset and Etna in the horisont could justify Al Saracenos unpleasant, helpless, patronising, humiliating service. Total ruined our evening.... There are so many other greater places to experience in Taormina/Etna area...!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this place the food was very good but the views were something out of a movie....BUT BE AWARE - it is way above Taormina and from our hotel the Villa Sant Andrea on the beach it was a $30 cab ride each way...so add that on to your bill - it was NOT an expensive restaurant. The best... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose this restaurant to get engaged on July 7th, emailed to book prior to arrival, Alfio gave us the best table with amazing views of the town, Etna and the bay. I couldn't have picked a nicer place to pop the question. Alfio and the staff were really nice and accommodating, he even arranged for champagne for a toast and... More 

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Bryn Mawr, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Given the many positive reviews on TripAdvisor, we expected a great dinner here. The bottom line, in my opinion, is that this is an average restaurant in a remarkable location. The positives were the view (of course), one accommodating server, and a rarely found beef tartare entrée prepared tableside. The negatives were my chicken entrée, which was simply inedible, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Madonna della Rocca,16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39.0942.632015

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