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Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23505
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our visit was during the middle of March before the crowds.This ristorante was on the path from our hotel, so we passed it frequently. Whenever it was open,I saw lively conversation and friendly people both on the terrace and inside. When we lingered to inspect the fresh fish display, a waiter greeted us and spent time describing each item. During... More 

Thank Ed N
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously my wife and I just finished our fifth week of traveling in Italy..... and this was probably our best meal... my wife had sea bass that was cooked to perfection and I had a white clam pasta dish that was outstanding..... the waiter was great .... when we didn't particularly like the house red he suggested an inexpensive bottle... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly this was one of the most expensive meal in Sicily, but food wasn't the best we've tried. 12 euros single plate buffet consist of veg only, that's far too expensive. We were recommended dish of the day, 33 euros for a whole fish - we expected fireworks for the price, but instead it was regular piece of fish. Food... More 

Thank Agata738
Canada & Israel
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

If you want good fresh fish, done simply and well, and presented beautifully, this is the place. We cannot compare La Grotta with the other, no doubt also excellent fine fish restaurants in Taormina, as this is the only one we ate at - but we can say that we did well eating here. You choose the fish, they grill... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We had at least two great and memorable dinners here, great food and wine and wonderful warm service from all staff.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We ate here twice and highly recommend the mussels, sea bass and the clam and lemon risotto. A great atmosphere with attentive waiters and lots if interaction with the itinerant musicians who pass by each evening.

Thank Susan G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was our favourite when in Taormina. We had dinner first night and we were so pleased we came the second too! Our last dinner was also here; friendly staff ( especially Salve so funny and cool) fresh food, unforgettable taste, live Sicilian music .

Thank Denise C
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Walked past this restaurant the previous evening, and liked the look of fresh seafood on display, inquired if they expected anchovies or sardines in tomorrow, the reply was -yes it they catch any- Sure enough they had anchovies on display the next evening!! Simply grilled and where superb, the other special was fresh pasta with Porcini. Go for the food... More 

Thank PBB005
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Returning to Sicily after six years La Grotta Azzurra was top of the 'to do' list for a second visit to this fantastic restaurant and the food and service was just as we remembered. Simple cooking, the chef lets the freshness of the fish do the talking and we loved the mussels, tuna tartare, mixed grilled fish and shellfish linguine.... More 

Thank Kevin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

After 3 trips to Europe from Australia over the last 6 years we have eaten at most restaurants in Taormina. This restaurant has such amazing seafood dishes, we have been several times. Don't miss the fresh fish, octopus salad and risotto vongole with lemon. Pricing is value for money given the quality and portion size. Great for a romantic lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 23505

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?