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La Tavernetta

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Via Timoleone 22/24, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23378
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5:45 pm - 12:00 am
9:45 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:45 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Mon 9:45 am - 3:00 pm
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A good restaurant to visit if want to dine at the street without having tons of people walking by you (as they do at some of the other restaurants). The food and wine were on top and the staff was nice.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a family dinner to wrap up our stay in Italy and we ended in La Tavernetta after two other choices were full. Anyway, it was fabulous. We went mainly for the fish dishes which seemed exceptionally fresh. This was by some distance our best restaurant meal of the holiday and one of my favorites of the whole year.

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived early -19.00 - as we were attending a concert at the nearby amphitheatre and were the first customers. By the time we left most of the outside tables were occupied - all tourists it seemed.The waiters were friendly and efficient. Our food was great - in fact my wife said it was one of the best meals ever... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As mentioned in my title- go for the carbonara! Absolutely to die for. The meat used in this dish was particularly nice and the sauce was rich with a strong cheese flavour. My partner and I visited by chance on the first night of our stay in Taormina and went back again because just to have this dish again. We... More 

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Thank Harriet B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive waiters (with mosquito spray!) Sicilian live musicians passing by, great food and wine. What a find! Similar prices as everywhere else and similar menu but setting is just gorgeous. No views of the bay but a typical Sicilian terrace experience. Thoroughly recommend!

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Thank Ali N
Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Evening five and stumbled in in this place on a very busy Saturday evening. My advice would be to book somewhere but we were lucky to walk in and be accommodated. Lovely and lively garden area is a must to dine in... The area canopied by four trees and lit up beautifully... Felt like we were dining in a walled... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is up a side street, we found it by following the signs to the Greek amphitheatre. The service was excellent. We both had 3 courses and a bottle of wine. My wife started with mackeral carpacio followed by anchovies sicilian pasta and for dessert a panna cotta. I had an aubergine parmasan, followed by fillet steak and porcine... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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78 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We found this restaurant by chance, thank goodness. Neither of us were particularly hungry so we chose a "starter" (first course) which was the mixed fish plate. Large prawns, calamari, and four examples of local fish all cooked to perfection for each of us. The staff were courteous and attentive.

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Thank Rod M
Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Honest simple sea food with no frills. Very nice. Staff very pleasant and cheerful... Although they seemed a little stressed with a large table to serve.

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Another great meal in Taormina. A campari soda to start, sardines stuffed with raisens, breadcrumbs and then grilled prawns and a glass or two of white. We sat on the steps watching the world go by and feeling very pleased with ourselves. Another place to go back to as there is lots on the menu I would still want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:45 pm - 12:00 am
9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:45 pm - 12:00 am
9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:45 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:45 pm - 12:00 am
9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:45 pm - 12:00 am
9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:45 pm - 12:00 am
9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:45 pm - 12:00 am
9:45 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Timoleone 22/24, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 23378

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?