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Taverna al Paladino

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Via Naumachia, 12, 98039 , Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 24614
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

came to taverna al paladino with my wife for our anniversary all I can say is Great food , great wine, great service. Highly recommend

Thank SawleyAaa
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice place, with an incredible helpful and nice staff. Nice location in both sides of the street.

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attentive service. Excellent food. We loved it here. We had the lasagna (excellent) and caponata (wonderful) as appetizers. Then we had the grilled sea bass with fries and a tomato salad (perfection) and ended out meal with the tiramisu (exquisite). Taormina prices are higher than in the rest of Sicily and this place was good value. We sat outside which... More 

Thank Raqueloo
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant on recommendation from Ezio at Mary's House in Taormina as Fabiana the cook is his cousin. He noted that at Il Paladino, if the fresh fish is not available, the restaurant does not open. With so many choices in Taormina we didn't want to fall into the tourist trap. And we were very happy with... More 

Thank Danae70
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Visited last night, our first in Taormina, and this restaurant gave us just what we wanted. Outdoor dining on fresh traditional produce. We were brought a bread basket and amuse bouche bruschetta - delicious fresh tomato dice perfectly complemented by zingy olive oil. We shared an ample Sicilian antipasti, mostly vegetables with a little meat and cheese. Note this is... More 

Thank GaynorJUK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and attentive. We had the scallopine al marsala and swordfish parmigiana with a big, fresh salad and a bottle of Etna white wine. It was all delicious and reasonable cost (€58). Would definitely recommend

Thank Jane B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Buskers apart this restaurant is nicely positioned on a street where it is possible to people watch without it being too busy. Service was excellent and thought the waiters were good and knowledgeable. Cynically I thought he slightly overdid the wine smelling / tasting - but really could not fault the wine. It was fabulous. Food was also excellent. A... More 

Thank LeylandAtlantean
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I liked the the look of this restaurant when walking by. During evening I chose to take my wife their for dinner and we were not disappointed. We chose to eat inside and took table by open window so we could get outdoor experience while enjoying the ambiance of the restaurant. The service was exceptional and waiter gave us advise... More 

Thank GarynRuth2paws
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

When we first looked in here it was full, but we reserved a table for half an hour later. When we came back it was ready for us and we went on to have a really good meal. The service was good, the food very good. But strangely the tables didn't get reoccupied as people finished their meals and it... More 

Thank Pete R
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We ate here twice and would have added another evening but it was closed on our last night much to our disappointment.I had wonderful sea bass on both visits with roasted vegetables and the house wine which was absolutely lovely- all very reasonably priced. The service from everyone at the restaurant was great.Very attentive and friendly. The meal started with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $66
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Naumachia, 12, 98039 , Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 24614
The restaurant Taverna al paladino is located in the great Taormina in the historical via Naumachia. The name wasn’t chosen at random; in fact ,indoors you can admire different scenes representing the brave countries of the young commander painted on the precious pottery of Caltagirone (Catania) and on terracotta. Restaurant of new owners of family-run , with typical Sicilian cooking ,everyday it will you savour wisely prepared delicacies which quality is guaranteed personally by the owners. Pleasant, cosy and characteristic, is the ideal place for your moments of relax, where you can enjoy typical dishes from fresh fish caught in the crystalline Jonio sea like the “caponata” of fish sword, pasta with sardines, risotto alla marinara, spaghetti allo scoglio and the Stocco fish alla ghiotta, involtini of sword fish, praws in foglia di limone.

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