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“Best Food in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Al Giardino

Al Giardino
Ranked #36 of 261 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hailsham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Food in Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

The family run restaurant is close to the public gardens on Via Bagnoli Croci. The food is excellent - we ate there 5 days out of the 7 we spent in Taormina. Can't praise it enough !

Visited July 2014
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Washington, DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“My Sorrellas and I were very pleased with this restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

It was recommended by Vito of Mamma Maries B&B and it turned out to be quite a good one!
It is run by a husband/wife team and I ordered the house speciality which was fantastic. We enjoyed a late night dinner with good food, wine and conversation with the owners. It was also reasonably priced (64E for 3 people).....

  • Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful seafood and a brilliant panna cotta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I have just come back from a late dinner at Al Giardino and we thoroughly recommend it.

We shared a starter of mussels in a garlic tomato bisque that was full of flavour and was absolutely fantastic. We had two pasta dishes: the swordfish with melanzane was good but not great, but the seafood pasta was rich, deep and wonderful. The swordfish main was slightly overcooked but flavoured well but the fish with lemon and capers was really very good. Finally, for dessert we had the best panna cotta I have had in years, it was covered in almost burnt caramel and had a marshmallowy feel to it in part. It was wonderful.

The service was thorough and very helpful and it came out to €100 total including wine and coffee, which was quite reasonable given how much food we wolfed down.

For tasty, hearty food served with real flavour, this place is hard to beat. All I would really say as a negative is that they need to cook their fish just a little less.

  • Visited July 2014
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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A little too much salt”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a couple in our hotel.
It may be matter of taste but both our meals were far too salty and the waitress was quite surly. However, lots of other people liked the place as it was pretty full each night we passed.

Visited June 2014
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and very friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

This restaurant is slightly out of town by the public garden and visited the first time as it was near our hotel. We came back twice more as the food was really very good, reasonably priced, good wine and very friendly service. Definitely recommend this restaurant - excellent fish, homemade pasta, and beautiful tiramisu! Recommend booking though as it is very popular.

  • Visited June 2014
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