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Da Cristina

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Via Strabone 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 21171
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an Arancini with Italian beer, very good. The pasta is so so since it's pre-cooked, but cheap enough in Taormina.

Thank Ken H
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After reading so many positive reviews we decided to try the pizza by the slice and the arancini from the take away Da Cristina. Unfortunately we were quite disappointed because the arancini had too much cheese inside and the pizza by slice (loved by the locals) wasn't really of our taste. The dough was too thick and nothing special. I... More 

3 Thank Scodeggio_official
Sevenoaks Uk
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270 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The main restaurant is just off the square but there are tables on the edge of the square itself. Very good 'caprese' and risotto. Good wine list and efficient service.

Thank PaulJanet
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thai review is only of the takeaway shop as we did not try the restaurant. The arancini are hot and plentiful for a cheap lunch or snack while touring Taormina. 2.50 gets you a big arancini. Pizza slices are about the same cost. No cutlery and just a few plastic tables and chairs.

Thank Melissa S
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad I went here for an Arancini, it was sublime and so much better than any others I tried elsewhere in Sicily. I had the pistachio one and just wish I had tried them all!

Thank Bronte19
Beaumont, Texas, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told by our tour guide that Da Cristina has the best arancini in Taormina and we must agree! Be sure to try the pistachio arancina -- truly excellent !

Thank Tom M
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The arancini is huge, enough for a meal. they have a variety of options, I tried the pistachio (very good), my partner had something like ragu (nice). we ordered inside and sat outside (as a take away) - so I can't say anything about the resturant / service. We saw arancinis all over Taormina, and realized it is a very... More 

Thank LiD101_12
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tripadvisor, you disappoint me. This place being in the top is ridiculous. They have officially the worst pizza in Italy. Let alone Italy, their pizza is akin to the one you can by on any gas station. On top of that, since the tip is included by default, the service is below even the gas station level.

5 Thank kykypy3a
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must buy an arancini take out and walk up to the square to eat it on a warm summer evening. Sounds an ideal evening but it really is. The arancini is the best I've ever had. Cheap meal and one is sufficient. I had spinach and cheese and my husband had the ragu....both AMAZING!

Thank LYNN T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot praise this place highly enough. We were seated right away, our waiter was very attentive and even recommended some local wine which was excellent. This is like a fast food place but you can sit and have dinner like in a restaurant, so good comes quick which is great. We ordered some pizza slices which were amazing but... More 

Thank Fiona C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $15
Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean
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, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Strabone 2, 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?