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“Resting on its laurels”
Review of La Botte

La Botte
Ranked #130 of 266 Restaurants in Taormina
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tipical Sicilian dishes, fresh fish, pasta, pizza
Devon
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15 reviews
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“Resting on its laurels”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This restaurant lives on its reputation, as the endless photos of film stars and directors on the walls and plasma screen remind you. However, though the food was pretty good - I especially recommend the carpaccio of octopus, which was unusual and delicious, and the artichoke ravioli - the attitude was less than welcoming and we were given a small table for four at the back when there were much better tables available. You really felt like a number in a high numbers game, as this is a very popular restaurant - pack 'em in and send 'em out again. There was no 'courtesy' bruschetta or dessert wine on the house as elsewhere and no great sense of hospitality of any kind. The waitresses were preening and self-interested - the worst and most indifferent in town, when service in other restaurants was top-notch. Worth a one-off visit perhaps to stare at the photos, but I expected better. The OTT silly plates say it all.

  • Visited August 2013
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“Not worth, hidden costs”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

Food not bad, prices seems ok, but when you add coperto, french fries and few slice of tomato , you see that it took 15 eur. There are better places in Taormina.

  • Visited September 2013
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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
“Good food, not great service”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

The food here was great but the experience let it down somewhat. Very slow service so much we had to find a till to pay at. There were numerous flies and pigeons.

More expensive than usual for Taormina.

  • Visited August 2013
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malta
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“not impressive at all”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Although the place is nice and always packed (that is what mainly attracted us in) its Definitely Overpriced for what it's worth.

After ordering food, we waited for more than half an hour to be served, and whats worse they served us the 'antipasto' dish with the main course!!! Not to mention that the food was a complete let down.

Furthermore, the waitress thought of suggesting our table to a couple waiting, (as according to her we where about to leave) unbelievable!! (this move obviously embarrassed the couple)

Ultimately they included our 2yr old child's cover charge in the bill!! (No other restaurant did), and of course - Wifi wasn't available here neither

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank cynran
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Dine with the rich and famous”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Brilliant pizza and the place to be seen in a lovely old square off the main street. Photos of lots of famous guests can be found on the walls. Sadly, the service did not match the food or setting.

Visited August 2013
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