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Le Desir Piquant

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Via Quattro Novembre 59, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
094 25 30 63
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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276 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is well positioned but I feel the food was spiced to cover the fact that not everything was really fresh. The waiters rush to seat you but from then on the service can be quite slack and casual. Considering their are more staff than in many restaurants I was not impressed. It is popular but don't be fooled... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in this restaurant, but we passed the famous, or being objective. The terrace is attracted us they have, which is really great, you have to look at the sea, Taormina and on the boulevard, I can freely say that the issue terraces best restaurant in Giardini Naxos. What I fail to see that they have a great selection... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant because we saw good reviews on TA and the food was very tasteful, we got Sicilian appetizer, swordfish and tuna fish duo (both in pistachio) and pasta in pistachio from Bronte sauce. Together with 1/2 l of wine and bottle of water the price was 44 € which is good price. We were disappointed at... More 

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Sheffield,England
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed two meals at this small restaurant on the sea front but away from the busier Giardini Naxos tourist area. It's about 0.5km from the San Giovanni church square. It seems to go under a number of names ie De Roberto; Le Desire Piquant and Ristorante Cucina Etnica. You can eat at the restaurant side or across the... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is facing the sea side of Giardini Naxos. The atmosphere is nice. We tried calamari on grill and pasta and all was very tasteful.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Our time here was lovely. We sat right next to the water and really enjoyed our food. I had the couscous with seafood and the seafood was really delicious but the couscous was a little underseasoned. A dash of salt fixed all that. However the service was the best that we've had all week here. Gabriel, our server, was kind... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

We chose here by tripadvisor reference. Service and interaction was quite nice. But the food was not as great as the similar places. I dont know why but although the restaurant was almost empty they gave us a table that we did not choose.

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Reggio Calabria
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Great stop for lunch. Open after 3 pm! The car pacco fish was amazing. Pasta with clams and shrimp wasn't so good because the fish was overcooked. Not complaining though. Great price. Will go again.

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Thank ENO_FJ
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere! The choice to sit within the main restaurant on the road or in a little seating area right by the sea. The grilled king prawns were delicious and served with salad and potato. There was plenty of bread served as well. The linguine with prawn, clams and mint was delicious and tasted very fresh. Great value - 40euros... More 

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Thank Rosie A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We were really happy to discover this restaurant. The food was excellent, fresh and tasty !!! We will definitely go back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Quattro Novembre 59, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: 094 25 30 63

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?