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Ristorante Da Giovanni

Via Nazionale Isolabella, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23531
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“ham” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Nazionale Isolabella, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had to book because it is very busy. Clean restaurant with a lovely view. Prompt service, well cooked good portion of Swordfish, fresh salad and good house wine. We enjoyed it and would go back.

Thank stevec8126511
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy family run restaurant with a beautiful view and even more beautiful food. We shared 1 portion of the sautéed shellfish antipasti to start, which was a good size, very fresh and super tasty. I then had a really delicious spaghetti frutti di mare which...More

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant overlooks the Isola Bella. Definitely worth booking in advance, although we did manage to sneak in! We started with a large antipasti of mussels to share (plenty for two) and then my partner had pasta with some sort of seafood and I had...More

Thank 23RUN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here whilst visiting Taormina. The view is lovely, however the food and the service is best. Small restaurant but tasty and non-expensive food. A must visit if you want to enjoy a nice view of Isola Bella

Thank _maricafarrugia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at Giovanni's three times because it is right on the water with excellent service and food. The menu is in at least seven languages and includes over fifty options. You can count on the staff because they are all family or friends and...More

Thank Ethan M
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Just in front of Isola Bella this familiar, traditional restaurant is able to introduce you into the amazing Sicilian's art of cooking.. start with soutè.. mussels, clams, razor clams, oysters.. then fish soup (the special one), or choose one of the fresh fishes.. everything is...More

Thank Lor_1970
Reviewed August 17, 2017

Good service, with pleasant views. They didn't mind us sharing an antipasti and only having one other course

Thank SRyan761
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

We tried to eat here once before and all tables were reserved, which generally is a good sign. Today we tried again and got lucky, 2 tables left. Not the greatest places (obviously) but we still got to enjoy the spectacular view of Isola Bella....More

Thank Jeroen S
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We had dinner here and apparently the restaurant is Michelin recommended which is why we chose it. I have to say I wasn't terribly impressed though. There was no wifi to start with. The mussels in garlic as a starter had no garlic that I...More

Thank Half_a_Malteser
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

The view from this restaurant is exceptional! The food and service were just as good. Great simple, fresh Italian dishes. Service was timely and attentive and the waitress (possibly the owner) extremely friendly and pleasant. Charming!

Thank Arthur411
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale Isolabella, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 23531
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