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“A must” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Baronessa

Ristorante Baronessa
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Ranked #94 of 258 Restaurants in Taormina
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Fine Italian dining
London
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A must”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

My girlfriend and I visited Taormina for a short stay in July 2012 and this place is an absolute must. The food was fantastic if a little expensive, although even the cheap restaurants in Taormina aren't that cheap. The view from the rooftop terrace on the 4th floor where we ate was magical and the 5 star silver service really made the night special. Free entree is provided, and a huge selection of cakes and biscuits come included when you order a coffee. The staff we were helpful and when we ordered an antipasti to share it was divided up and served on two separate plates.Try the Mount Etna bianco wine, it was so crisp and refreshing we even brought 2 to take home with us.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Stuart J
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Putney, London
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superbly done!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

For our first night we asked the Belvedere to recommend a restaurant with a roof terrace, a wonderful view and good food: they did not miss a beat - the Baronessa was everything they said it would be. We arrived early with no reservation but were immediately shown to a perfectly placed table. The menu arrived and with it a comprehensive explanation of any dishes they realised that we may not be familiar with. Johnny chose the tasting menu and I was assured that it would be no problem at all for the kitchen if I did not. The wine waiter then made two excellent choices of wine and was delightfully informative. The meal was delicious and the service from our waiter faultless - I believe that it is an art to wait at table with professionalism, warmth and charm and he did all of that but that seemed to go for all the staff within our range, including the handling of a tricky young man at the table next to ours whom they determinedly won round with a consistent, "nothing is too much trouble for you, sir" approach: by the end of the meal Christian names were exchanged and job offers made in New York! Brilliant...

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank PutneyPippi
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London
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166 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“A great restaurant with amazing views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

This was a restaurant that was recommended by our hotel but we were apprehensive having read the reviews just before we left.
We were treated like royalty which goes against the grain of previous reviews. The service really could not have been nicer. Very professional but with a personal touch. The food was very good but the terrace with the views was breath taking.

Do not be deceived as this is an upmarket restaurant with matching prices but we were very happy with our evening there.

I recommend a Bellini with an oyster.
By the way, it did get chilly, I did use their pashmina but we were not charged for it!
Also there is a cover charge but that is the same all over Sicily - I must admit not being happy with a cover charge but there is nothing you can do as they all charge it.
Anyway, we had a very nice evening at The baronessa

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wendyLondon
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Almere, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A very nice dinner.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

A nice little retaurant with great service. We turned up early with no booking, and although a little unkempt with our day clothes still on we were welcomed inside. Great friendly service and superb food.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Traveller2037
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Omagh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Give it a miss!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2011

We were guests at this restaurant in August and I sincerely hope the person who paid for it does not read this review. He went to a lot of trouble to try and book the "best restaurant" in Taormina and no doubt paid way too much. We found the staff obnoxious and arrogant, they behaved as though they were doing us a favour by serving us. The food was fine but not the nicest we had in Taormina and the view, albeit lovely, can be found in many other nicer places in Taormina. A previous reviewer commented "they are not as good as they think they are" and we will wholeheartedly second that. They have a good bit to go before they can consider themselves the best.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ammmjm
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