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Trattoria da Nino, known by locals for its genuine Sicilian fare for three generations, was established over 50 years ago by the Nicita family of Taormina. Co -owners Nino Nicita, with forty years in the restaurant sector, and his nephew Gianluca, with a background in modern rennovation and wines expertise, bring the perfect combination for a fine dining experience - high quality locally sourced food, innovation, and hospitality. The restaurant offers meat, fish and vegetarian specialties, first rate service and an excellent wine list featuring the best Sicilian wines. In addition to the modern dining room, we offer a splendid panoramic terrace, providing a view of the northern Sicilian Coast
PRICE RANGE
$48 - $107
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Italian, Healthy
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 6, 2020

We went here for a light dinner, as it was close to our hotel. When you pass in front of it, at first glance the place does not seem very welcoming, but then upon entering the feeling vanishes, perhaps because it is on a busy...road with cars and with a narrow sidewalk, just outside the center of Taormina. Very nice dining room. The owner Gianluca, very kind and hospitable, made us taste some wonderful dishes. Unforgettable is the pasta with shrimps and truffles, but also other dishes, fish main courses and desserts. Very good wine selection. From a dinner that was supposed to be light, we came out full and satisfied to have stopped here, without going downtown to look for restaurants for tourists.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed October 5, 2020 via mobile

Lovely restaurant and food. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, thanks for the excellent service. The tuna carpaccio was delicious as was the pasta bolognese. The terrace has nice views towards the sea.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 2, 2020 via mobile

Outstanding food, service and ambience. A good local menu plus extra specials - fish sashimi, and ravioli with ricotta and spinach were excellent. As were the tender veal marsala, and lightly battered and gently fried calamari. For desert the almond cake was heavenly. Good choice...and recommendations of local wine. Reasonable value for Taormina - and no cover charge.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

Exquisite seafood platter! The tartare was exceptional! Excellent service and cuisine! Beautiful terrace sea views

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

If you’re looking for authentic Italian pasta which is bursting with flavour, you MUST come here! My boyfriend and I recently visited Taormina for a summer holiday which we wanted to consist mainly of great food and cocktails - Trattoria Da Nino did not disappoint!...It was recommended to us by our Airbnb host and as a result we experienced excellent service (complimentary Prosecco on arrival!) and the food was so great we came back here for dinner on our last night. I had Mussels and homemade Spinach and Ricotta ravioli the first time and Caponata (ratatouille) and Gorgonzola and Radicchio tagliatelle on our second visit. Gianluca the owner was very hospitable and the rest of the staff were so polite and friendly. Prices are very reasonable and great value for money as portion sizes were generous. Also a great option if you like seafood and the menu is extensive! All round a great restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

My Girlfriend and I have visited Taormina this August on holiday with the aim of eating authentic Sicilian food and drinking a lot of cocktails. Trattoria Da Nino was the best place we ate! We found it through a recommendation from our AirBnb host and...when we arrived we received free aperitifs and wonderful service. The food itself was fantastic, I had the black truffle and shrimp tagliatelle which was incredible and we enjoyed it so much we decided to return on our last night in Sicily. A must go if visiting Taormina!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant recommended by our bnb host. Service was excellent and prices reasonable. We ordered a tuna carpaccio for starter which was very good. For mains, we ordered a grilled octopus, grilled sea bass and a stewed swordfish - all very fresh and cooked to...perfection. Dessert was a panna cotta. Location is convenient, about 5 mins walk from Porta Messina. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

If you want to eat in this restaurant book in plenty of time because it is always full. Food is excellent, good choices, very friendly and efficient staff. We went there twice and were not dissappointed. One of the best in Taormina. About a 5...minute walk from the city centre.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

Good food but very busy we found it better on first floor than eating on ground floor. A bit expensive In relation to similar restraunts Better value in center of town.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019

We ate here on the recommendation of a local and it was a bit of a mixed bag. I ordered tagliatelle with radicchio and gorgonzola which I thoroughly enjoyed but my friend’s carbonara was on the dry side due to insufficient sauce. I had an...almond parfait for dessert which was disappointing and frozen - certainly not homemade despite the waiter’s claim. We sat upstairs on the balcony which was pleasant. Service was alright, (if I overlook the fib about the almond parfait being homemade!) and prices were reasonable.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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il semifreddo e' fatto in Casa !!!! dovevamo aspettare 3 minuti prima di servirlo. il semifreddo sta in Congelatore certamente...More

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mettiamo un vino bianco aromatizzato alla pesca,
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