We had heard good things about Osteria Nero d'Avola in England some time ago and decided to seek it out when we next came to Taormina. We read the Tripadvisor reviews (good and bad) and arrived prepared to be somewhat disappointed. But far from it! We were late arriving because we got lost but were warmly welcomed and given a choice of tables. We elected to eat downstairs but there is little to choose between the floors. Christina looked after us brilliantly, helping with menu explanations and wine choices. I had the Mediterranean Sashimi which was outstanding. Great quality fish, imaginatively presented. My wife had the Lemon Salad to start with which is unusual and delicious but probably needs to accompany a main course. Christina spotted that it was not going down quickly and rushed to bring out an Orange Salad which was equally lovely. We both then had Fettucini with mushrooms, sausage and tomatoes which was steaming hot and as good a plate of pasta as I have had anywhere. The wine choices are all local and fantastic. Lovely biscuits and a glass of Marsala on the house! We could not have asked for better food or service. So don't be put off by the negative reviews (although all restaurants have bad nights), give this little gem a go. If you experience what we did, you will not be disappointed.
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