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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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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We were in an AirBnb down the road and host recommended for the view and food. TripAdvisor and general reputation around town seemed to support this. We ordered some takeaway pizza to entertain local Sicilian relatives amongst other antipasto. They loved the pizza and we agreed. Efficient service. Well worth the effort of the walk up the hill. Great view.

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Thank John L
Dunstable, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walked up the steps and had been recommended by Eileen at work in Luton. Wonderful view and special antipasta with thinly sliced raw mushrooms,rocket,parmesan and raw red shrimps. We didn't really know what we had ordered but it was delicious.Shared a fish couscous.Lovely lazy holiday lunch. €60 inc wine,a coffee and almond semifreddo.Would go again but maybe not walk there!

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate here twice whilst in Taormina. We usually like to try different eateries whilst away on holiday but this was so gorgeous we couldn't resist. The mixed grilled fish was amazing. authentic Italian food in an authentic setting.....perfect!

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Thank LYNN T
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The atmosphere was tranquil and the views are lovely. We shared the fritto misto as a starter between two. it was quite a good portion so definitely worth sharing and was also really good. as a main we had tuna and the sea bass in almond crust... personally the tuna was good but nothing special. unexpectedly, the sea bass was... More 

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Thank Ann-Marie S
Alton, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went once and was so good we went back next night. Very good food, reasonably priced, good service and what a great location - looking out over Taormina and Nexus to the sea.

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Thank Bruno1300
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending a morning in the beautiful hill top town of Taormina we decided to hike up to the Madonna Della Rocca church and to have lunch at Al Saraceno. After a bit of hunting we eventually found the paved stair path - Salita Castello. On a hot August afternoon it was quite energy sapping but the views of Taormina... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for a pre-wedding meal. It was amazing, food, service, wine...EVERYTHING!! Sorted out the kids meals first which was a big help I had the Beef and I'm still dreaming about it now... When we go back this will be one of our first ports of call again

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Thank Tom M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic dinner here at Al Saraceno. Joined in the end of a Sicilian wedding at the nearby Madonna della Rocca church (felt we had been transported to a Hollywood film set) then off to dinner about 200 meters away. Great view, really great view, (well worth the 1 Euro local bus ride). Food was lovely and washed down... More 

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Thank Hmth
Berkshire, UK
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place via culturetrip.com where the food got a good review. Need a taxi to come here as it is halfway between Taormina town centre and Castelmola up windy hill road. Greeting was great, service was very attentive, but slightly lacking - but that could just be the language barrier as several of the waiters/waitresses were young and less... More 

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Thank MarkXKR
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant had amazing food and the view is incredible!! I can't say enough of how it exceeded our expectations

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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, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Pizza, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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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