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“Recommended as one of the Best in Taormina”
Review of La Botte

La Botte
Ranked #137 of 279 Restaurants in Taormina
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tipical Sicilian dishes, fresh fish, pasta, pizza
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We went twic to this restaurant - for luch and anothe rtime for dinner. In both occassions the food and service was excellent. The food is freshly prepared and is tasteful. I recommend that one orders the mixed fried fish made of sardines, baby fish (maku) and calamari as a starter. Also try out the pasta Norma or with crayfish. Whatever you choose it will be excellent. The staff are very friendly and helpful - true Sicilian spirit.

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Thank Raymond S
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We went here twice on our recent four night visit to Taormina. Yes the restaurant is very busy, but I disagree with some other reviewers who say it's rude service and complain about customers smoking! It's a typical Sicialian trattoria, you can expect a casual style, it's on the main stretch, so it's going to be busy. It's prices are comparable with everything in Taormina, the wine actually a little cheaper than some. We found the food amazing, not the usual Pasta al Norma for vegetarians, we both had the Pasta fresca al cuore di carciofo (homemade pasta with artichoke hearts) which is fantastico! The atmosphere is great.

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Thank Emma-RoseCaulfield
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

La Botte is in the heart of Taormina. It is a large restaurant with outdoor seating under the shade of lovely vines. Every night is packed (probably too squashed in) and it is a favourite of Italian celebs.

Food quality is good tasty Italian. Probably a little pricey but that's Taormina.

But I echo the other reviews that the service lets the place down. With so many people the waiters rush around and the way they do the ordering makes you feel like you are doing them a service. Items come out quickly or you are ignored for stretches.

Myle next door doesn't have the same lovely setting but the service is much much better and food comparable.

Thank BunchaSwiss
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Great food and worth waiting for but ........... thought the service was very poor. Had to ask for a menu after waiting 10 mins, when the meals came I had to wait 5 mins after my husbands

Thank LesleyAlanCooper
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

We visited this restaurant on a Sunday evening when the surrounding streets were packed with tourists and locals. As might have been expected given its enticing layout ( a large open air eating area under a vine-covered pergola) this place similarly rammed and we had to wait a short while for a table outside.

The one we were given was in truth no better or worse than any other, but clearly every effort had been made to jam as many tables into the outdoor space as possible. As a result anyone looking to move their chair out or (as seemed to be particularly the case that evening) navigate a pushchair through inevitably caused disturbance to other tables.

Service was efficient and the food when it arrived was actually very good - salad, fish and pizza dishes all tasty and creatively presented where appropriate. But there was a lack of warmth about the service - and the sense that you were part of a process - which meant that the evening was less enjoyable than it might have been.

Thank LondonPhilC
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