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“Unique Sicilian Taste”
Review of Maffei's

Maffei's
Ranked #64 of 283 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $87
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We have been delighted to find the best high class Sicilian food during one month in Sicily. If you want to find perfection that's the place you're looking for ;)

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Thank LucasLA
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

wonderful garden to sit in and dine.
Since you spent an average of 80 € for a dinner everywhere in Taormina, spend 20 more and enjoy a perfect evening!
The food is great. I had Ravioli a Maffei's which where super!
The whine was worth every cent and most of all the service was PERFECT!
The staff pays attention to the details and finds a personal word for every guest.
And last but not least: il banjo.....lovely and probably the only restaurant in Taormina with a proper toilet, soap and real towels (-:
We spent 101 € for a 3 course dinner including coffee, tea, wine and water!
Worth every cent!
You should have a reservation.

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Reviewed October 9, 2012

This was another recommendation from Villa Ducale where we the experience had (October 2012) was far better than many of the comments on here would seem to suggest.

We dined in the outside terrace which feels like an enclosed room as it is covered in vines. This with the lighting and decor made it seem like an enchanted garden. Although very busy and close to Corso Umberto, it had a very pleasant atmosphere without being noisy.

Worth making a reservation here as the only table free was the one that we had reserved (for 8:45pm) which we were escorted to after an aperitivo at the bar area. Service was friendly, helpful and unobtrusive throughout. The waiter suggested a Silician red wine from their extensive list which was exquisite and didn't cost the earth either.

All of the dishes that my wife and I had were delicious and nicely presented without being overly stuffy. Maffei's seems to be known for fish dishes and those were superb, especially the tuna tartare, but the filletti Rossini was also one of the best meat courses that I've had in a long time.

As others have commented, this is not the cheapest place in Taormina however it is not a run of the mill restaurant and it was worth it for the overall dining experience. Ideal for a special occasion; such as the last night of your holiday!

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Thank Henry R
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Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended from our hotel (Carlotta). You certainly can't fault the service and the atmosphere but the prices are steep. The food (i had anchovies at about £7 and linguine with langoustine at about £18) was nice but not outstanding. If you don't mind the prices I'd happily recommend!

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Thank Loub2shoes
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This was one of our favourite restaurants during our recent stay. The only one to reply to an email reservation request. Lovely courtyard setting with both a basic menu and then there is the 'fishboard'! All in Italian but do fear a very enthusiastic waiter will come and give you a detailed description of what is on offer. it is quite a challenge to decide though as there is so much choice and you can easily forget what has been explained! Overall it was excellent food supported with equally good service.

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Thank andybevrose
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