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La Vela

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Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I ordered a shrimp cocktail, which was tiny but okay. As main course I ordered a medium filet with green pepper sauce. Unfortunately, the meat was dry and only in the middle a little bit red. We kindly asked for the bill and waited 45 minutes (!!!!! No joke). Asked 2 different waiters to bring us the bill and we... More 

Thank Swirdje
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Giardini Naxos for a week in July. Normally if we are only in a place for a week we try and sample as many restaurants as possible and rarely visit the same one twice for Dinner. We mad an exception for La Vela. Definitely the best restaurant we visited in Giardini Naxos. The standard of food, quality of... More 

2 Thank aocireland
Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a dinner in La Vela and everything was exellent. Place was next to sea. I had best mussels that I have ever had (I really love mussels!), and really delicious pistachio pasta for main course. We spent a week in Naxos-Giardini and in La Vela the food was the best.

1 Thank Annimannii
Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This reataurant has the best mussels that i have ever had. Do try them, you wont regret it. Also this restaurant was the best one in naxos on my opinion and its even cheap. What more could you ask for

1 Thank JoonasKop
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Please, I beg you please have a walk along the seaside & come to this marvelous restaurant. Somehow I'm checking all tripadvisor reviews & get to best local places. It was absolutely the best. The service was highest expected. We tried seafood soup - in fact it's a mix of seafood, large plate, with a soup there. It's like main... More 

1 Thank Julia L
Waterford, Ireland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Lovely Restuarant overlooking the beach,sit inside or outside!Staff very helpful and friendly!Seafood wonderful and prices very good also! We ate there three times in the week!!,

1 Thank Rosemaryvandervalk
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

It is a nice place but when I asked the waitress if my meal came with fries or potatoes she said it comes with fried potatoes which in my understanding is pan fried potatoes but again I was dissatisfied when I get fries on my plate with ketchup and mayo squirt packet to my nice cooked veal......omg!!!!!

Thank Adam J
Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

First visit was for dinner around 10pm and return visit was slightly later! You're in Italy so late night dinner is perfectly normal, enjoy. The place was buzzing, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Fresh seafood, good pizza too. Good value for money

Thank Gina146
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Great service from staff, waiter very friendly. Nice pizza, pasta tasty and house red wine was beautiful . Previous reviews said it was overpriced but I don't agree . Good value and well worth a visit . We got a fish platter to start which was delicious :)

Thank Michael C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We had wonderfull dinner in Pizzeria La Vela. We can recommend the place, food is very good, service excellent, prices absolutely reasonable. Agnieszka and Maciek

Thank Maciek R

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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
$17 - $56
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: 390942571570

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