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“disappointing evening.”

Ristorante Granduca
Ranked #58 of 263 Restaurants in Taormina
Price range: $12 - $56
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: A magnificent villa of the 15th century splendidly restored, is the ideal setting of the restaurant-pizzeria "Granduca". Reception rooms, terraces and the garden all have a view of the sea and the greek theater, which give your meeting and receptions distinction. Cucine is typical from Sicily. It's a pleasure to eat, not only for the quality meals, but also for the beauty of the place.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“disappointing evening.”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

It was a most interesting Restaurant with unusual antiques and we had earlier booked a
table outside and we were pleased with that.
Unfortunately although we found the staff to be efficient they were very aloof and not very
helpful or interested in their customers. Our food on the whole was disappointing. my pasta
with sardines, raisins and pine nuts was delicious, but our main course of mixed grilled fish
was half uneatable. The shell fish was very good but all the white fish had been over-cooked
and very dry. I wish we had read Trip Advisor before we booked out table.!

  • Visited September 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great place poor service”
Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

The entrance can easily be missed but once u find it ur welcomed to a beautiful view of the coast...the food is very good but the staff could be better we were not given anything to have with the bread and we waited quite a bit to place our order...the menu is organised in a confusing way too...it's a decent place to go but not the best in Taormina

  • Visited September 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fresh fish”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

We ate at the formal restaurant which is separate from the pizzeria. The terrace has a sea view, the food was fresh but uninspired. The service was appropriate but not warm.

  • Visited September 2013
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Leeds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unwelcoming atmosphere, mediocre food!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

I wish we had read the reviews here before we choose Granduca! The place itself looks lovely and I'm sure the view is great (although we went at night so we didn't even have this to enjoy) but it's just not worth it! I think the staff form an opinion the moment you don't order starters and wine and all the trimmings and from then on just can't be bothered with you. The waiters were rude and quite frankly intimidating (one lingered right behind my boyfriend's chair the entire meal with his arms crossed) and the food was mediocre and overpriced. Other diners, who appeared to be known to the staff, were given every attention while we were at best ignored. My advice is to venture off Corso Umberto and find the warm and welcoming restaurants in the side streets where the food is amazing and good value and the staff actually smile!

Visited September 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Amazing View and Good Food”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

İt was a lucky choice. We were in Taormina in a very crowded evening during the mid-week of August. We were already 6 of us besides met with an old friend along with his wife and 2 kids.
We were to celebrate the birthday of our son therefore we were looking for a nice restaurant.
We did not have any indications/recommandations but it was getting late and we had to decide quickly where to have dinner. Granduca was on our itinerary so we got in and asked for a table for 10 persons: last big round table was still available! the 2 Kids had pizzas rest of the group antipasti, pasta, fish or meat, spumante and wine. Excellent. Service and price good.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Gaetano G
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