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Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

Food was lovely, service was good, we had pasta and salad, only thing is I wish they had meat in their salads but this in uncommon in Sicily. Amazing reviews especially if near the front. You need to book so you are not disappointed. Or go early as we did and the place was very quiet.

Thank blondie048
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2014

We strayed down the stairs and fbooked a table on the terrace. We had a pleasant table andd the waiter was charming, The first time I started with melon and proscuito which was perfect and then linguini. My husba d started with pte and then he too had pasta. The second time we, once again had the pasta and then... More 

Thank JandELondon
Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2014

Off Corso Umberto, down some stairs into a delightful gem with a fabulous terrace. The service was good, the food excellent - we were there for lunch and ate Pizza, and the price reasonable. I'd go back anytime for lunch and the views.

Thank highexpectations2013
Passy, France
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2014

The restaurant is well placed, the food ok but a bit expensive. I do not recommend this place because of the maitre d'hotel. He was unfriendly, even unpolite with clients and the service is pushy.

Thank Suzy B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have to write this review only because when I walked in this restaurant I was a bit afraid I had made the wrong choice. I was very crowded and I thought the serviced would be lacking. I was wrong. We did have to wait about 15 min even though we had a reservation but we were given the best... More 

Thank tkeatrip
Burnley, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2014

This beautiful restaurant is accessed from the main pedestrian street in the gorgeous town of Taormina, Sicily. After decending a rather gloomy stairway the restaurant opens out on to the most magnificent terrace up on a clifftop tith views over the sea and Mount Etna to the right. The food was excellent and the service was very professional. Classy and... More 

Thank JGD1967
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Food is fine but if u are looking for a friendly environment, it won't be ur choice.Their body language told me they don't wanna serve .😱😔

Thank Cheung S
Dorset, England
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88 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2014

We went for a pizza at lunchtime. Nothing wrong with the food. But the service was pushy and unfriendly. What we wanted for lunchtime was a relaxed environment where we could enjoy a drink, a nice pizza and a nice ambience - we didn't get that! We didn't appreciate being lectured because apparently we didn't know what a spritzer was... More 

Thank DavidfromDorset
Milton Keynes
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42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Excellent meal,good wine and friendly staff. Value for money with a great seaview.A highly professional head waiter and staff.

1 Thank Globaltraveller55
Bloomingdale, Illinois
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Arrogance is the first word to come to mind. I guess that when I ordered the house wine it wasn't expensive enough to merit good service. While the food was good enough after we finished it was fully a half hour before they cleared the table, never asking about coffee or dessert. I had to ask for the check. Too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$36 - $142
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina

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