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Via Apollo Arcageta 8, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 307 7032
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Based on the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor we thought we'd give this restaurant a try. To be honest we were a bit disappointed - perhaps our expectations were too high. In our opinion it was simply a good meal. There was nothing outstanding about it. Also the service was what you would expect - nothing more nothing less. Taormina... More 

Thank woolleyram
Dublin, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here on a rainy miserable September evening we booked via the fork/ tripadvisor online booking. The main waiter did not catch his name but was very friendly and pride on arrival he took our umbrella from us and let us choose what seat we would like to sit at . We shared bruschetta to start solving was really homemade... More 

Thank Jl1991
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had an excellent meal here, the owner was lovely, as was the other service! Loved the caponata, very garlic-infused. My husband loved the shrimp pesto and I really enjoyed the filet. Very much like a family restaurant and had a great cozy vibe. We will be going back for our last night as well. My husband loved the tiramisu... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A family run local restaurant serving really excellent Sicilian specialties. Friendly service, really first-rate versions of traditional foods beautifully served. We would certainly return on our next visit.

Thank Wabamik
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very impressed with the food and service. The seabass and seafood linguine were cooked to perfection, and the desserts are too be had as well! The chef was always checking we were enjoying our food, and even gave us a free starter to try - highly recommended!

Thank Sylv86
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful meal. I've generally been pretty disappointed at the number of restaurants serving dried pasta in Sicily, but Malvasia really was special. An appetiser courtesy of the chef followed by an amazing seafood ravioli and finished with fresh mussels with tomato and chili made for a great meal. 5 stars

Thank Janine B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this restaurant twice during our stay and both times it was excellent. Staff are very friendly and attentive, the food is terrific and great value. The restaurant is in a nice quiet street off the main street at the Catania end of town. The terrace is small so if you want to eat outside you may have... More 

Thank JOHNB24
Florham Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Malvasia on a recommendation of the concierge from our hotel. It did not disappoint. Fabrizio was helpful with our wine selection and also was able to change my husbands pasta from linguine to spaghetti which he was very pleased with. Food was good. Very busy restaurant, highly recommend reservations!

Thank Europebaby
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing lunch at this place when we visited Taormina. The food was wonderful and the service was great! Strongly recommend this place, I am definitely going back here again.

Thank Johannes F
Derby, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely friendlly little place very busy. Family run great service and food is excellent. Ravioli with lobster, prawns and pistachio was amazing. Buonissimo!

Thank AdePB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $34
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Apollo Arcageta 8, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 340 307 7032
Locale piccolo e riservato, attento ai piatti del territorio e della tradizione siciliana.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?