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Shelter Ristorante and Pizzeria

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Via Fratelli Bandiera 10, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
0942 24034
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Dublin, Ireland
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Shelter offers great food and service at a reasonable price. We ate here twice - lunch and dinner! Some restaurants try the hard sell (like the Gambero Rosso opposite Shelter) which for me is a complete turn off. Shelter is definately one to put on your to visit list! They also have a lovely shop attached to the restaurant... More 

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Bromley, UK
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good family-run restaurant serving superb pizzas but also other lovely Sicilian cuisine. Super-efficient and friendly service from all concerned. Also a very handy and well-stocked shop selling Sicilian delights.

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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very nice dinner. The tuna carpaccio was good and the pizza really amazing. They offered us prosciutto to wait for a table. Nice evening and the whine menu was nice too

Thank Thibault D
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I came across this restaurant by accident, having been stung by a few places on the Main Street which charge silly prices for poor quality meals. Not so with Shelter! Luciano, one of the partners, together with all of the staff go out of their way to welcome guests without being pushy (unlike the staff at Gambero... More 

Thank SouthWalesLizzie
Coventry, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We searched a few places to eat via other reviewers on Trip advisor, and thought we would try Shelter. Like other reviewers, I had wondered along the main and side streets of Taormina not quit knowing which way to turn... The service was immediately friendly and welcoming. We sat on the terrace, and no one minded when we moved from... More 

Thank Jane E
Istanbul, Turkey
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Shelter by chance while wondering around the side streets of Corso Umberto. We sat outdoors at a little piazza-like square with a pleasant ambiance. The food was delicious. My starter was one of the best melanzane I've ever had. And the grilled squid I had was also delicious. Our waiter was very kind, friendly and attentive.

Thank Ahmet K
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waiter invited us at very unforced way. The service was fast and the food according to service also very good. Home made tomato soup, beef steak with mushrooms was perfectly grilled, and pizza my girlfrend had, was also in the top 5 pizza I have ever tasted in Italy. I recommend this restaurant to all who appreciate good service and... More 

Thank Robert Š
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge plate of shrimps/prawns to start. Fabulous. No table at first, so a glass of prosecco for all whilst waiting. Wonderful service. Been here a week. Best meal so far. Love this place.

Thank Deborah O
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice place down the stairs with musicians passing by and entertaining. Copious amounts and just the perfect service. Not too slow and not too fast. We got the shrimps, the lamb and spaghetti ai ricci. Everything was good. The shrimps were hard to eat. They are different from the ones we get in the states. The shell was thin and... More 

Thank Wtraveler
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We visited this restaurant three times during our recent stay in Taormina. The food was fantastic especially the pizzas . Good choice of menu . The staff were really helpful and remembered us from our first visit. It is off the main street but was busy all the times we went there. They also have a fantastic deli attached which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Fratelli Bandiera 10, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: 0942 24034

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