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Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 625633
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wilton, Connecticut
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214 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The introduction to this Resturant is not safe and not user friendly... Beware... However the meal was elegant and delicious... The Resturant full ...obviously the stairs did not bother the crowd... Staff attentive.., fresh well executed fish ... Delicious meal

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Thank achristine13
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Taormina is a very expensive and touristic town to visit, so you have to be careful where you end up, although TripAdvisor is helpful, the reviews are often written by Americans who are disappointed by the service and the fact that they had to walk up and down stairs. This restaurant came recommended by italians, so I gave it a... More 

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taree
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We went twice to this place and enjoyed it both times ,well worth the steps on the way down so don't be put off ,excellent mussels,pasta with shellfish ,wine good ,staff friendly ,great setting near the water ,recommended and value for money .

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Thank jdpaton
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The food is only OK and a little too expensive. The swordfish rolls were good but other than that there was agreement from all 10 of us agreed it was 3/5.

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Thank Appshel A
Australia
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Anywhere with 100 steps is worth more than a tourist trap on the main drag. We had a fabulous dinner - pastas, risotto, seafood and meat were all lovingly prepared, full of flavour and generous servings. It was a few dollars more per dish than other places but more than worth it. Dinner for 6 including wine, sides and dessert... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We had calemaris, great taste, simple. Pasta con sardines and wild fennel , way too much! But tasty. Pasta con scampi, pistaccio nuts , pesto. Slightly better. Too bad pasta fills you up so much. Smaller portion is advisable.

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Simply loved the food, the service and the view. Can really recommend this nice place. The seafood is off the scale.

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Thank Nico O
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I was there with my in-laws and my pregnant wife in the afternoon of September 28, 2016. After going down the 100-ish stairs, the waitress originally gave us a table on the terrace. She then got into an argument with the kitchen and finally told us that the table was no longer available and told all the other tables were... More 

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Flushing, New York
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

If your looking for the real Sicilian food this is the place. It's a family owned Resturante and it's like eating in my Aunt Mary's house on a Sunday afternoon. The garden is amazing but more important the food will blow you away. We had a hot antipasto which included spaghetti squash, pistachio cheese, mini fretatta and so much more.... More 

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Thank BlingBlingBern
Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

We ate here a couple of times and got very good service and the food was excellent. Staff are laid back, but all speak English. The restaurant seems to be only open in the evenings, can be approached down long, dark steps from the higher road, bu can also be acessed from the beach, by a concrete board-walk, just above... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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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