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Osteria Nero D'avola

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Piazza San Domenico di Guzman 2 b, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 628874
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food wasn't fresh at all and definitely overpriced for that kind of food !! Im all about food the rest was good

Thank Towaim A
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The restaurant would not take a reservation before 7:30 PM. We knew it was difficult to find so we started out early and got there early, but they seated us anyway. The wait-staff and the atmosphere were delightful, gracious, friendly and helpful. The food was delicious: I had a pasta and seafood dish that was amazing in terms of taste---the... More 

Thank Ross42523
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Fantastic food. I had mouthwatering fish with a typically local fennel sauce which was the best dish I ate on the trip. Everyone enjoyed their food. The service was excellent, really friendly and sweet to our children. Lovely location in an atmospheric square.

Thank Ellenfishing
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Just superb quality, fresh seafood. Well worth finding. It closes for winter at the end of October so get there quick!

Thank Lance B
Kansas City, Missouri
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Service was terrific, food was just hit or miss. Had octopus for antipasto; never said on menu it was spicy and it was almost inedible for me...hubby loved it. He had fried sardines...loved them, too. We shared pasta with mixed seafood, thank goodness. I had tuna which was delicious, he had porcini and squid dish waiter recommended....didn't like it all.... More 

Thank dcobyrne
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The food was lovely but this was the only restaurant we have been to this week that charged a cover charge and then put ' service not included' on the bill. We were also surprised to be charged €10 for them splitting two of the courses especially as we spent over €100 between two of us.

Thank Penglass
Turi S, Proprietario at Osteria Nero D'avola, responded to this review

Dear Customer, thank you for writing this review. Sorry if something in the bill has not convinced you but the cover charge you mentioned is a standard in Italy in all of restaurant. Anyway maybe in the account may have been a mistake, therefore we bring to the table a pre-receipts just to allow the customer to check if everything... More 

Dallas, texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Terrible service, mediocre food. First, if you do not have a reservation you will be considered second rate and the male waiter will not waste his time with you. Then even if you do, because many people around us had reservations, it still took hours. I do not mind relaxing and taking our time, but it took 2 hours to... More 

4 Thank 231Kasa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Really good food and wine. Good service despite fully booked. Wish we could visit them again. Their black pasta was really a treat.

Thank Jeppe D
Leiden, The Netherlands
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

A good restaurant. Despite the fact that it was very busy, we were welcomed without a reservation. We received a prosecco from the house, which was a nice gesture. The waitresses were very friendly and helpful. Also (not very common in Sicily) they spoke English quite well. We did have to wait quite some time for our dishes, but due... More 

1 Thank Azure_Taster
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

One of the best in Taormina. Hard to find, but when you get there, you are in heaven. The chef know how to handle a steak, and a big plus to the man who picked fresh rosmarin (?) to the lamb chops. We have already booked another evening here!

Thank Katarina92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Domenico di Guzman 2 b, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 628874

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?