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La Tavernetta

Via Timoleone 22/24, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23378
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (19 reviews)
“tuna” (10 reviews)
“caponata” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Timoleone 22/24, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We found this place while looking for something else. The owner was very nice so we decided to return that evening to have dinner. The food was delicous! Grilled Sea Bass was perfectly cooked. The wine selections were very good and fairly proced. Definitely worth...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a reservation for a Michelin star restaurant but when we walked by this place and saw the menu, it was exactly what we wanted and we cancelled our fine dining reservation. We sat outside and we were shaded properly even though it was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wenn chose it cause of the remark at thank entrance 'no pizza'. Web foto a free prosecco as a welchem. Starters and main dishes were well cooked, very tasty and Well presented. The price was high, as everywhere in taormina. But you get good value...More

Thank M R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pasta with fa a beans and my husband had the filet steak. BeUtifully prepared and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the Nero d’Avello selected for us by the Manager! Highly recommended for authentic Sicilian food!

Thank rswworth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn’t decide on a place and finally just went here, with no foreknowledge. Started with Pepper Mussels, which were fresh and tasty. We also had the caponata- this was different from others we’ve had in Sicily, but it was very good, nevertheless. We split the...More

Thank NeroNewDelhi
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

great location, great food. we walked by this place once already during our walk about, and loved the smell coming out of the kitchen. When hungry we walked back and were not disappointed . excellent pasta - we had the bottargha ( dried tuna roe)...More

Thank erik z
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

Truly a hidden gem! We were recommended by the hotel to go to Babolonia, but passed by this place just before we went up the stairs. Somehow the ambiance feels so warm and inviting so we decided to set foot in this restaurant instead. We...More

Thank twinfish143
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Ok - we had been advised to go to this place by Stefano at Baglio Giammaccaro on the other side of Sicily. This restaurant is down a quiet back street, so not a place you’re going to come across unless you go looking. It’s worth...More

Thank Rcasster
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

Having read the few poor reviews of this restaurant, and having had an excellent lunch there, I am under the impression that these reviews are from a different restaurant! The situation, in a quiet alleyway which is not easy to find is both attractive and...More

Thank bigfin2016
Reviewed September 29, 2017

I must admit that we often look at Tripadviser when deciding where to eat in a new destination. We did so in Taormina, and came along to La Tavernetta. We hadn't booked, and the lady who ran the place (I assume) was inside a little...More

Thank GenghisandOtherOne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:45 PM - 12:00 AM
9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:45 PM - 12:00 AM
9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:45 PM - 12:00 AM
5:45 PM - 12:00 AM
9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:45 PM - 12:00 AM
9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
5:45 PM - 12:00 AM
9:45 AM - 3:00 PM
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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