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il Barcaiolo

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Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
39 0942 625633
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really loved this restaurant so much we came back three times. We would have come more but it was fully booked. The best food we had in Sicily by far. Friendly service, very reasonable prices and a divine sea view while you done. What could be better...!!

Thank LynneM78
Miami Beach, Florida
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87 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to me by TWO people. Ended up being very close to my hotel, so decided to give it a try. Went before sunset. Sat outdoors and had a nice view. Food was fantastic and not overly priced. Had wine, sardines and vegetables and bill came to 37.50 Euro. Were even serenaded by roving musicians…

Thank sushi3
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit for anyone who wants beautiful Sicilian cuisine!! Great pastas, great seafood and all at a great price. Make sure you book as it is a small restaurant and can get quite busy. Book a table on the outside terrace and enjoy the view. Great for lunch.

Thank CocoMay25
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A low key restaurant accessible by dinghy with fabulous food. Lovely location overlooking the beach on a small cove North of Taormina.

Thank VirginiaHouse
Phoenix, Arizona
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was recommended by a girl at the hotel who told us the seafood was amazing. No offense, but I'm normally skeptical of hotel recommendations, but we were headed down to the beach and figured it might be a good place to try for lunch. I almost didn't find it it's so hidden, but so glad we did. The single... More 

Thank KimmieandSteve
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140 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Beautiful little shack on the beach. I would recommend more for lunch probably. Great food; family style with family service. Perhaps a little pricey so that's why it does not get full marks.

Thank charliep14
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

il Barcaiolo served us really good food and offered a stunning view. We ate pasta with clams and pasta with prawns, both very delicious. Ordered a bottle of bianco house wine and we were set for the evening. It wasn't the cheapest restaurant we visited while in Sicily, but it was good value for money. Tip: take musquito spray with... More 

Thank Smeerkaas
Naples, Campania, Italy
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

a relaxing location in an informal setting on an elevated position with a wondeful view of the local beach and small marina. The food was well presented and cooked professionally. Service was pleasant and served without delay. I booked a table to avoid disappointment. The total bill came to €165 i.e. just over €40 p.p. and this included 1lt. local... More 

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Crosthwaite, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This small family restaurant cooks the most delicious seafood and pasta. It is situated on the edge of a tiny bay with fishing boats

Thank jillywigs2015
Terrigal, Australia
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537 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Staying nearby, read the TA reviews that suggested book or get there early. Decided the 2nd option . Arrived 6.30pm, no reservation afer a bit of scratching informed that there would be one table vacant, but restaurant didn't open until 7pm, come back then. Asked if we could sit at table and wait. Firm answer in negative. Returned and seated,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: 39 0942 625633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?