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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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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Having walked around town we were attracted to this restaurant by the appearance of the bread and food on the tables. The atmosphere, service, house wine & first courses (grilled muscles and lasagna) were all very good. The main course (meat with lemon) was a generous portion that tasted good. My husband had one of the fish specials (I can't... More 

Thank Katy H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Hadn't planned to go in here but so pleased we did! Managed to get a table outside, the atmosphere was lovely, staff were pleasant and efficient. Antipasti, lasagne, pasta alla norma were all superb. The local Nero D'Avola wine was the nicest we've tried so far. Would definitely recommend!!!

Thank Jonathan B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

When in Italy risotto is served on flat plates to give the impression of normal portion when it is not I get pist-off. In Sicily the food cost is really low compared to other cities in ITA or EU. Therefore food should be of a good quality and you should get large portions. However service was good. If you are... More 

Thank Daniele C
Bolton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Menu looked promising and we had seen good reviews. We ate outside on a warm evening but the food was disappointing. The shared starter plate contained a lot of soft vegetables and very little cheese or meat to justify its price, The roast chicken was tough and not crisp.

Thank agrestic
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We ate here twice in our week stay - sat outside one evening when it was warm and inside on our last evening which was a little cooler - the service and welcome are very good, the food very good quality and not too expensive - good variety to choose from including specials - very good = we had pasta,... More 

Thank Phil T
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Sat outside one evening ,Had a fantastic meal ,it then started to rain ,The rain flowed off the umbrella on to me, After a while we went inside . Upon the kind waiter came out with a clean shirt that he had in his locker . He insisted that I change to get dry and warm. Now that is what... More 

Thank orrid422
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Great food and attentive staff made for a memorable last night in Taormina. The traditional Scilian dishes and recommended wine matched perfectly.

Thank 22pina
Godalming, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

The staff in this restaurant can't have been more helpful. All the tables outside were taken, so they bought another table out for us, they were friendly, gave good service and full of smiles. The food and wine was good, and the setting great for people watching and soaking up Taormin's charm.

Thank katelees2016
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We were there yesterday on a rainy evening. Although the weather was bad, the restaurant and the terrace was full. We were lucky because a table just left when we arrived. The waiters were really friendly, polite and professional. All of them spoke english and they explained the dishes when we asked them. We shared as a starter a sicilian... More 

Thank 768_ronv
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

My husband and I visited her for a wonderful evening meal on the last night of our holiday. Wish we had found this sooner. The food was amazing and the service second to none, so pleasant, friendly and helpful. Good food at a good price!

Thank Julie310766

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $63
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
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
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
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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