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La Taverna dell' Etna

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Via Alcide De' Gasperi 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 28868
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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

fabulous meal at this restaurant . great seafood pasta and service second to none .very reasonably priced and stunning location . a real gem

Thank Alan W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Taxi driver recommendation. For once Fantastic food, you must try chef specials. Every dish tasty the best we have tasted in Sicily so far. Quick friendly service. Would highly recommend and we have dined in some of the most amazing restaraunts of the world. Plus bonus of outstanding views.

Thank Sharron D
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our hotel recommended this restaurant so we trotted off one evening to sample the delights. It's a beautiful spot once you ascend the toe curling climb (vertigo sufferers should stay away from Castelmola) and the views are staggering. Based on the reviews we were anticipating a delicious meal. We were greeted politely if not warmly. We had eaten at lunch... More 

Thank Lothlorienlass
Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and had a table right at the front covered terrace which overlooked the view of Etna. Unfortunately Etan was covered in a blanket of cloud. Perfect!!! The staff were friendly and the food nice.

Thank Mojo104
Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant prides itself on the view of mount Etna from the terrace which is stunning. A rather brusque waiter took us to a table and gave us a large and almost incomprehensible menu when the problem was not the language but the complicated way in which it was organised. The same grumpy waiter impatiently waited for our selection. In... More 

Thank PD53
Bromley, UK
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sea-food spaghetti was excellent and enjoying it while watching Etna in the light of the setting sun was truly amazing. Great food and fantastic service!

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had one of our best dinners in Sicily at this lovely taverna. The view of the Etna is stunning! The outdoor terrace is charming. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced. The ravioli stuffed with eggplant is unique and delicious. The house wine is of great value and quality. It is well worth the trip from Taormina to... More 

Thank Ceci T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to this restaurant on our last night in Taormina. MAKE A RESERVATION! Although you can get a table without a reservation we had the best view in the place because we called ahead. VERY ROMANTIC AND BEAUTIFUL VIEW. Food is good, stick with the pasta and the fish- the meat is not great.

Thank Katie F
Amersham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views across to Mount Etna and the surrounding area are amazing outside. The service was slow and flippant, the staff weren't attentive although the food was good quality, especially the swordfish. No one asked us if our meal was good and I was unhappy about this. Book early to reserve a table at the front of the terrace.

Thank Paul W
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food, relaxed service and great view. I enjoyed homemade fish & shrimp ravioli. The minestrone was the real deal - very fresh veggies. The carbonara sauce was broken but still delicious; the pancetta not too salty.

Thank vpmarina

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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
$11 - $45
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?