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Via San Domenico de Guzman 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 24055
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Via San Domenico de Guzman 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately we did not try this restaurant on our first day ...we surely would have returned. We ate here for lunch on our last day and it was the best food we had in Taormina. Slightly more expensive than the average prices of the many...More

Thank ME2014BB
Reviewed October 11, 2017

The concierge at our hotel recommended Maffei's as a nice local restaurant. He was on the money. Food was delicious, wine was tasty, and the service was perfect. We wanted a quiet place w/o a tourist vibe, and we succeeded. We weren't sure what we...More

1  Thank Jelihu1950
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

Great house made pasta and wonderful vine covered courtyard making for cool ambience at dinner. Serivce well informed and timely. Tagellitelli Gratin w Prosciutto, risotto con shrimp, black ink raviolis, bucatini amatriciana , oysters were super plump!! all was amazing. Ciao!!!

1  Thank Ryan P
Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

We ate with another couple on the outdoor patio that is covered with a very nice natural canopy which provided a very romantic atmosphere. My friend enjoyed the appetizer of raw fish and I had the mussels au gratin. The others ordered the tomato soup....More

1  Thank Alan R
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

A delightful restaurant tucked away down an ancient set of steps in the centre of Taormina. Although it’s in a courtyard it is enveloped in creepers with little pink lights giving a welcoming atmosphere. The service is very friendly and efficient. The menu has plenty...More

1  Thank Trish66
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Maffei's is a small restaurant, very much a local place with a lovely vine covered patio with very good local cuisine, generous service and reasonable prices. The pasta dishes are exceptionally good. The wine list features mostly Sicilian wines many of which are excellent.

Thank sobederm
Reviewed October 2, 2017

There were 6 of us Canadians touring Sicily and we ended up in Taormina. What an incredible little town. Amongst this beautiful town, we found Maffei's. It was actually recommended to us by a local and his recommendation was bang on. Everything about this restaurant...More

1  Thank Silverwoods
Reviewed October 2, 2017

We reserved (would recommend) and sat in the courtyard, which is lovely. It is covered in vines which creates an intimate setting. The food was lovely, freshly cooked and tasty. The service was friendly without being intrusive. we were only in Taormina for a couple...More

1  Thank rdlt68
Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

8 of us visited this lovely restaurant...we sat in a gorgeous little garden covered with greenery, we all loved the food and the fabulous service particularly by Massimo. He was very attentive! I had delicious lemon and seafood risotto! The wine he recommended was very...More

Thank Budli
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Made a reservation,essential, ok table against the wall of a pretty garden with overhead Bougainvillea My wife had scallops in shell,3 for 18Euro, large and delicious , followed with Veal Saltimbocca, good.I had an Anchovy salad,ok, with a grilled Squid and tomato and onion salad,...More

Thank nykwilkyins
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$24 - $83
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Domenico de Guzman 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 24055
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