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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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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had dinner here on our first night in Taoromina. Service was good with a very welcoming friendly waiter. Food did not dissapoint. Decided to have lunch on our last day too and was equally impressed.

Thank PDE_2
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped at this taverna for lunch as it had a trip advisor sticker. It really is that good, i wasnt that hungry so i had a sicilian anti pasta. It was huge my husband and I could have shared it. Im ashamed to say I scoffed the lot it was that good. The service was wonderful happy waiter? could have... More 

Thank Pauline W
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those restaurants where every single dish is just amazing, I thought I was a good cook and everyone in my family can cook so I am very hard to please, my husband and I usually end up trying a number of restaurants when we are on holiday as I am fussy, but we eat here every... More 

Thank ValerieWookey
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by tour guide and she was so right. Nice friendly staff; people watching location; swordfish and fig carpaccio then veal escalope for me and pasta for partner. Not stunning; not michelin. Just good solid tasty unpretentious lovely food

Thank Derek_Law
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant perched on a sloping side street off the Main Street does not at first sight seem anything special but we went one evening with no real idea what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. The two waiters were rushed off their feet trying to cope with everything but still managed to give the individual attention we all would... More 

Thank Anthony L
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after the restaurant we planned to go to was full!! Good second choice - antipasti was great - sea bass in foil was tasty but would have been better filleted! SwordFish parmigiana was great! All in all a worthwhile visit

Thank KeithMans
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service, not good food and a little pricy.. We waited one hour for our starters. They were small and not good. The mains were beef. It was not soft.

Thank Casperbigom
Old Windsor
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 August 14, 2016

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 August 14, 2016

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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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
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
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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