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Da Cristina

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Via Strabone 2 | Via Strabone, 2, 98039 Taormina ME, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 21171
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away down a tiny side street, Da Cristinas is a hidden gem within the heart of Taormina’s beautiful centre, not only is it one of the cheapest eateries within the frequently expensive town but it is undoubtedly serving one of the best arancinis available in the whole of Sicily. With a varying range of arancinis suitable for both vegetarians... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small, family-run place, locals and visitors mainly order take-away meals. We heard they make a very good arancini, so we ordered two of these. They were exceptional. I don't know what is the secret, but they were freshly made and creamy, all the ingredients were combined together to provide a heaven of experience. After our walks in... More 

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Thank KriszBobi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical local. Best arancini in Taormina. Very delicious. Good for an easy lunch or for breakfast :)

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poznan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best arancini we've had in life (we live in Italy). They are not as heavy as a typical arancino can be - that's what makes them divine!

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Melbourne, Australia
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very simple place tucked out of the way- great arancini but also pizzas. Seems popular with the locals.

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Thank glee55
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Da Cristina (restaurant as there is a takeaway section as well) as the reviews on TripAdvisor were pretty good. Pre booked a table for four adults. We ordered arancini for entree, absolutely delicious, for mains the wife and daughter had the gnocchi which was superb. My son ordered the sausage which he says was delicious. I ordered the... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good service and incredible food! Everything was fresh and delicious! The sauce of the gnocchi and pasta were excellent and my fish was fresh and well cooked! We also ate aranchini balls. They were very yummy.

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Thank LauraDragon
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Da Cristina is where locals and tourists meets. A simple site where you can get 'fast food' at Italy's tradition. From Penne alla Norma, to pizza, and tarts. It is incredible inexpensive and the flavors are local, in such s way that you will see the grandmother cooking over there. Do not miss it.

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Thank Omar A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Pros: The arancini is really good. Good price. Cons: Really heavy if you're typically a healthy eater.

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Thank vegetarian_mao
Lausanne, Switzerland
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

had lunch at the counter side. They have pieces of pizza, some pasta dishes and arancini etc. everything was absolutely delicious. Lots of locals were having lunch. We sat outside with our take away. A great way of experiencing how locals eat at lunch time. Prices were really cheap and the food amazing

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $15
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Strabone 2 | Via Strabone, 2, 98039 Taormina ME, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 21171

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?