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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Yorkshire
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One thing that attracted us to this restaurant was it was a real ristorante not a pizzeria. The fish on ice out front was a good sign as well. We had dinner here and apparently earlier than most, so we had the lovely inside dining room to ourselves for most of the meal (which was fine with us). They have... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Truly delicious food. Great service. Well priced. Good selection of wine. Inexpensive for this location.

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waregem
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Had a very good diner in La Tavernetta . Good food, friendly and professional service. Not cheap as most of the restaurants in Taormina. Would go back.

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Thank maximrobin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Great choice for a meal. The stuffed sardines were divine; the Pasta Norma I could have gone on eating forever (washed down with an excellent bottle of Nero D'Avola); and a pan actors for desert. Excellent friendly service too. Highly recommended

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Namur, Belgium
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

We stopped there for a quick bite but stayed on longer. The reason was we felt at ease and happy, especially considerring the excellent Moretti beer coming right from the tap. The salads and paninis were delicious but were slow to come, what did not bother us guiven the aforementioned beer.

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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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?