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La Dracena

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Via Michele Amari 4, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23491
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

This Italian restaurant just of the main street of Taormina, has amazing fresh homemade pasta. So good we went here 2 nights in a row. Very good service and not expensive, something that is quite hard to find in the tourist Taormina.

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Out of the way but well worth finding. Get an outdoor table, the garden area is lovely. Varied menu, beautifully cooked food, friendly service meant a very pleasant evening. We were in Sicily a week and this was undoubtedly the best restaurant we ate in. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tim R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We headed away from the busiest parts of Taormina to look for a quiet lunch spot. We went all out - antipasto, primo, secondo. My smoked tuna and his octopus salad were both great. Tuna melted in the mouth. Spaghetti with bottarga was just as it should be but was outshone by tagliolini with shellfish. My tuna steak was properly... More 

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Thank StephenCWard
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 saw this well reviewed restaurant and tried it out on the stength of the reviews - it is not the cheapest but the food was lovely and the wine very good too. Shared steamed mussels to start - huge portion and delicious, and then ravioli with sea bass and shrimps, and risotto with sea bass too if I recall... More 

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Thank Phil T
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We have now enjoyed six lovely holidays in Taormina and this is our choice of the best restaurant out of the numerous restaurants in the area and we are never disappointed with service or the superb choice of meals. Katie the owner always recognises us and welcomes us warmly. The atmosphere is great as you can enjoyed an intimate meal... More 

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Thank orrid422
Essaouira, Morocco
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Good food and good service. The restaurant is in a small street just of Piazza Duomo, which is on the famous Corso Umberto. All the waiting staff spoke good English. I had steamed mussels - good sized mussels, but the sauce was a bit too peppery. Second course with home made pasta with sea food. Well cooked and well presented;... More 

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Thank RetiringGracefully
Asheville, North Carolina
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This was by far one of the worst restaurant experiences we had while in Sicily. We wandered down the alley and saw the quaint outdoor courtyard and thought we'd try it for lunch. The hostess was very nice. Her young assistant had a surly attitude. Overall, the food was tasteless and not memorable. My risotto had no flavor and was... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This pleasant eating house is situated south of the town on the cross pathways of Taormina's backstreet walkways. A menu offering good choice of local classics and a good and reasonable wine menu. The food arrived in good time and the very accommodating staff were always pleasant. The restaurant is comfortable and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Good value,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant, beautiful atmosphere and wonderful food! Fresh homemade pasta is amazing! Highly recommend! Personal service from the owner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

A very calm place, clean and with warm atmosphere... Delicious local dishes, such as a salad with oranges and onions and a lovely tuna fish - highly recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Michele Amari 4, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 23491

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