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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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Old Windsor
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasty, Sicilian food, charmingly presented at a reasonable price in ultra -expensive Taormina.. It only opens at night and all the staff are superb. The food is far and away the best we had , so we went again .We had no reservation but the lovely female waitress went out of her way to get us our preferred seat. The... More 

Thank 77Tessa
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to dine. Slightly away from the madding crowds of Taormina yet vibrant enough to have great atmosphere the food and service are outstanding. Patient with our lack of English we were guided to the best food and wine we have had in Italy. Serving us Marika (sp?) was excellent. Reasonable prices too. We will definitely... More 

Thank MikeA95
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second choice restaurant as our first one was full. We had been out all day and were very hungry. We were kept waiting for a while before ordering our food. We both had the lasagne and some fries. when it arrived (quiet quickly) both were stone cold. The waiter offered to re-heat it, we declined and wanted... More 

Thank Jayne S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of seafood was complemented well by Alessandro and his staff's service. Nice wine and location. We visited this restaurant a few times during our week at Taormina. Reasonably priced for the area considering the quality and portions.

Thank Alex P
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was easily the best restaurant we have visited in our week in Taormina. The risotto ai funghi and the tuna pasta dishes were beautifully cooked. The service was friendly and very efficient with no haranguing people to come in like some places. We loved it, and have booked for our last night. Don't miss the opportunity to dine here... More 

Thank Malcolm C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 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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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 

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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 - $67
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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