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Vicolo Stretto

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Vicolo Stretto 6, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 094 2625554
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food - rather formal atmosphere

Intriguingly situated up a truly tiny little alley way, the food here is excellent. We only had mains but were still offered soup, a taste of wine and a little dessert on the house. Food quite expensive but excellent quality and staff very polite. Just felt the place lacked a little bit of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
Mel W
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Intriguingly situated up a truly tiny little alley way, the food here is excellent. We only had mains but were still offered soup, a taste of wine and a little dessert on the house. Food quite expensive but excellent quality and staff very polite. Just felt the place lacked a little bit of atmosphere - but if you're looking for... More 

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Thank Mel W
Hanoi, Vietnam
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I happened to go here just by chance as I was curious about the nice little narrow street it's on and it looked like the kind of slightly out of the way places I like and I lucked out big time! One of the best meals I had in a month of travelling all over Italy with gorgeous eggplant parmiginia,... More 

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Thank Tristan C
Santa Monica, California
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Crazy narrow passage to enter and depart. Don't eat too much, or you may never leave. We ate upstairs, outside with rooftop views. Great atmosphere, romantic table. The food was outstanding. The caponata was great and the shrimp with local cheese unusual and delicious.

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Thank doclewk
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for good service and atmosphere, I would recommend trying this great little place! We really enjoyed the ambience and the pasta was really flavoursome! They treated us to squid ink bread, tomato soup and a glass of white wine which was a great start to our meal! We sat outside and enjoyed the relaxing views overlooking... More 

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Thank Mariana C
London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We got two restaurant recommendations from our hotel concierge; La Botte which we've rated as terrible, and Vicolo Stretto which only just scraped by as poor. The terrasse dining room is dominated by a bar lit up in neon and feels pretty claustrophobic. Our waitress was so sour our youngest son was scared of her and asked "why is she... More 

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Thank Jensepense
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Finally got to the restaurant after several recommendations. Not disappointed. Service is terrific; attentive without being overbearing and welcoming. Food top class too. Nice touches with an hors douvre and dessert served unannounced- lovely. Recommend this restaurant if in the town of Taormina. The Vicolo is very narrow! We did wonder if we would manage to get through once we... More 

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Thank PJD45
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

You would be hard pressed to find a restaurant in Taormina that serves bad food I suppose so the difference is prices tends to be due to the location of the restaurant and the level of service. Although it is not one of the cheapest places to eat, Vicolo Stretto is worth every penny given the location, the friendly and... More 

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Thank Maria G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for a quick lunch at the start of our holiday and then again for a dinner at the end. Four of us (two couples) both thoroughly enjoyed each visit, with a combination of great service, wonderful authentic food and a bustling atmosphere. If we had the opportunity to visit a third time I'm sure we would... More 

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Thank Miya A
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Oh dear.....my wife & I visited this restaurant this evening. After waiting for 45 minutes for the first course (which was quite good I have to say) I popped down stairs to the toilet, which was not..... Filthy dirty, had NO lock on the door & the toilet seat was very very loose & hanging by a thread. I very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

The 3 of us were lucky to get a table with no reservation. The welcome drinks and amuse Bouche were delightful extras along with the almond wine & cannoli to finish. We shared the sardines & caponata starters which were delicious. I followed with the lamb chops cooked perfect pink & melt in the mouth. My companions had the rabbit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vicolo Stretto 6, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 094 2625554

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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