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“My most favourite in Taormina”

Trattoria Il Baccanale
Ranked #112 of 283 Restaurants in Taormina
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed October 31, 2012

I spent 3 long weeks in the touristy and expensive Taormina and was eating out every day, so I tried many restaurants and trattorias. This little family run restaurant was my favourite in the town and I regret that I did not stick to it and went only 4 or 5 times. The food is always very good, the service fast and friendly, but not obtrusive. Prices humane for Taormina. In other words, an unpretnetious little place, excellent value for money.

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1  Thank ezsme
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

This place was recommended to me by a local. Food quality is well above average. The value is excellent. Nice outdoor setting off the main street.
Good selection of seafood, smoked swordfish carpaccio was memorable. Gnocci in tomato sauce couldn't have been better. Wonderfully tender veal. Delicious desserts, and chilled local almont flavored wine to finish off.

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1  Thank olesh27
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Taormina, even in September, is seriously touristy. The road down towards the Communal Gardens is quieter and we happened on Il Baccanale two days ago for lunch, when initially we were the only customers. By misreading the train timetable, thus aborting a trip to Messina, we finished up in Tao today and eat lunch there again, when it was a bit busier.

Both days we have well cooked simple Italian food; the spaghetti alla carbonara today was the best I've ever eaten. House wine is cheap and cheerful, but none the worse for that and service was friendly.

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1  Thank John L
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We eat here twice during our stay in Taormina. Its not gourmet food but it is fresh food nicely cooked and presented. Every diner gets a tomato bruschetta with the breadbasket which is a welccoming touch.. The pasta alla norma is consistently good with aubergine tomato and ricotta mixed with a different pasta each night. Grilled sardines were excellent. Swordfish was good. Mixed antipasti had something for everyone with cheese and onions and grilled vegetables being particularly good. The complimentary drink after dinner is a nice touch. We had eaten here on afew occasions last year and standard remained the same. Would go again. Friends to whom we recommended this restaurant also enjoyed it. At 56 euros for a meal for two which included a nice bottle of nero d"avola it was excellent value

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2  Thank conaid
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Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Completely agree with other reviewers particularly with regard to their comments on the staff; surly and unfriendly. We stopped at this restaurant because it was in a nice courtyard and was busy. Big mistake. The food (swordfish rolls and risotto) was cold not even warm. It was terrible. Don't waste your time or money. It really was bad.

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Thank Jilllian
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