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“Fresh produce beautifully prepared”

Ristorante Taverna al Paladino
Ranked #57 of 280 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $36 - $73
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Taverna al Paladino restaurant is located in Taormina on the historic Naumachia street. The name was not chosen by chance; in fact, you can admire several "palatine" scenes depicting the ceramics of Caltagirone (Catania) in terracotta.
Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had a light lunch here and hope to go back for more soon. Delicious homemade pasta with real fresh peas and artichokes, grilled grouper, salted anchovies. All memorable and a huge improvement on the other local restaurants we tried out. We saw others tucking into all kinds of excellent things with gusto - and they were all local customers, not tourists.
We had a couple of glasses of house wine: this is always a bit risky but in this case it was very good indeed.
All in all, a wonderful surprise.
Recommended.

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Thank gladfin
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Visited on a lunch-time for our last meal in Sicily before returning to the UK
Cozy place,and made to feel at home by the friendly owner.
The menu had so many tempting things and we settled to share a starter of Parmigina di Melanzone. It was basically like a lasagne made with strips of aubergine and parmesan. It was absolutely delicious.
For main I had linguine with prawns and my wife had maccaroni alla norma (a Sicilian speciality).
Both were absolutely superb.
The owner told us his wife was the cook.
We washed the meal down with yet another bottle of Sicilian red wine, a Etna Rosso. The Sicilian wines are wonderful

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Good menu with additional special dishes . Risotto and home made pasta both very good. Friendly staff.

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Reviewed March 28, 2014

Get in and feel comfortable. Here you will find a cosy atmosphere and you can relax. The menue card is not very big which is the same result for the wine list. My offered Scallopini al Marsala were mostly tough instead of tender. The Marsala sauce was almost missed (very small portion). The Ravioli were fine. The white wine (25 €) was ok. Coperto will be charged with 2 € per person.

Atmosphere: 4 points
Price: 3 points
Service: 3 points
Quality of meals: 3-4 points

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Thank AlsterHamburg
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

What a find. Taverna Al Paladino is a quaint restaurant on a rustic old street just steps away from the main street Corso Umberto. They had both Italian and Sicilian selections that were delicious. Our favorites were the grilled stuffed squid, the Ricciola fish, fresh simple pasta, and fish wrapped in grape and lemon leaves. The service was attentive and fun. The Sicilian wine Etna Rosso was fabulous.With so many higher end options around the Corso, we just loved the authentic experience we had at this simple and rustic Sicilian Taverna.

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