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La Taverna dell' Etna

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Via Alcide De' Gasperi 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 28868
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With a view of Mt Etna and the surrounding mountainous terrain this little restaurant is worth the dizzying ride up from Taormina on the local bus. The excellent menu comprises many local sea and mountain specialties. The macaroni with anchovy, wild fennel, raisins, and pine nuts was excellent as were the local wild fennel sausages. You will find far more... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really great time at this place! Amazing food with stunning views! Good service. Recommendation for seafood platter antipasti.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch there and everything was perfect. The terrace has amazing view and the food is extraordinary. We had the raw fish&seafood platter for two - amazing! We had two different pasta dishes - macaroni with anchovies and wild fennel and panciotti with scallops and shrimps filling, red mullet fillet and cherry tomatoes - amazing again! And semifreddo with... More 

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Sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived about 2:30pm for lunch. We could see people eating in the restaurant. The proprietor said "Closed." We asked for a suggestion on an alternative lunch spot. However, the proprietor just turned around and walked away. It would not have cost much to make even the most brief response or simple acknowledgment or apology. Sorry, that's 'poor'. Two stars.

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Cara signora...mi dispiace ma la sua recensione è scorretta in quanto non corrisponde ai canoni dell'utilizzo di TripAdvisor. Innanzitutto lei... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place, a fantastic view- superb food!! I actually cannot tell you how yummy the food was and how spectacular the view was. A must eat!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect lunch with amazing views during day trip to Castemola. All for under 50 euros, including carafe of wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice for lunch and both times we had delicious food and fantastic views. Would most definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone, especially if you like your seafood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner was memorable. View from table was unforgettable. We ate fresh tuna and seafoodpasta. It was lovely to Watch the Sunset over the Etna while enjoying the food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Taormina and took a taxi up to Castelmola to get away from the crowds and enjoy a leisurely lunch. La Taverna dell' Etna was the perfect spot for us and we are so glad we found it. The food, drinks and service was top notch. This was definitely one of the best meals we had during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonight whilst wandering the streets in Castelmola we decided to have dinner in La Taverna dell'Etna as it looked liked it had a good view. After being greeted warmly, and seated on the balcony with the most amazing view of Mt Etna, we knew we had made a good choice. This was only the start of a wonderful evening. Thanks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $44
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alcide De' Gasperi 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Castelmola
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 28868
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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?