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“Excellent food!”
Review of Villa Antonio

Villa Antonio
Ranked #6 of 272 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Romantic restaurant with indoor heated pool and outdoor terrace with a spectacular view on Isola Bella.
Tallinn, Estonia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food!”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

During my Taormina trip I visited this place almost every day - food is just super appetizing there. Also, staff is friendly and atmosphere coy and clean.

  • Visited July 2012
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Worcester, England
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Service par excellence!”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Although by far the most expensive meal that we have ever eaten, the service was excellent. Admittedly we were early in the evening and there were only a few diners at the time but we had three people in attendance on us! The Sommelier, a woman, in particular was most friendly and made our meal most enjoyable. The food was excellent, perhaps not the very best that we have eaten, but still up there. The location is wonderful with the terrace view overlooking the sea and towards Isola Bella. Up to this point of our holiday (5 days in) we had been disappointed with the quality of the food, whilst good, not what we had come to expect from Italy. This restored our belief that one could eat very well in Sicily.

We were lucky in that we were staying in the Bed & Breakfast (with the same name but no connection) immediately above the restaurant (see separate review), so we did not have the problems encountered by some having to make the journey down from Taormina town.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank nick_nadine
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Bradford, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Only one chance to make a first impression”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

My mother and I visited Villa Antonio as we had seen such great reviews on TA, we have been to Taormina 7 times and never made it before, we paid to get a taxi to the restaurant as it is quite away from the centre of Toarmina. When we arrived it was 7:15pm, we went down the steps into a lovely restaurant. We were greeted by a waiter (not the head waiter) who told us the restaurant did not open until 7:30pm, we asked if we could have a drink while we waited to be told no this is a restaurant not a bar. So back up the steps we went and stood on the street for 10 minutes. As you can imagine this was not a good first impression, there was absolutely no reason to make us leave the restaurant as there was not a single person in there, it felt mean to treat customers in this way!! We would have left and gone elsewhere however it had cost us 15 euro's to get there and there wasn't anywhere nearby to go.

The meal was very good hence the 4 star rating, the restaurant beautiful but very expensive.

It is such a shame that the waiter treated us in this manor as it clouded our experience meaning that we will never return to the restaurant again.

SHAME!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Julie R
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Greenbelt, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“In Sicily? This restaurant is a MUST!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

While on our honeymoon in Sicily (Taormina), we experienced several excellent restaurants, but, one stood out amongst them. Villa Antonio was simply amazing! The ambiance was spectacular and the food was even better! Service was five-star to say the least. Bellisimo!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank zoomie15
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Vienna, Austria
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“One of the best meals in my life!”
Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

We chose Villa Antonio on the basis of Tripadvisor reviews for our Honeymoon dinner. We were not disappointed!

We chose the "Menu Degustazione" - a 5+2 course meal. The service was astonishing. Understated but exceptionally professional and attentive.

The food was spectacular and the attention to detail was extraordinary.

The location is wonderful - on the hill overlooking l'Isola Bella. There is a terrace but we chose to sit inside because it was rather breezy the evening we were there.

It's not cheap at all - $150 per person including drinks.

Also getting there is a pain. You'll need to add $15 each way on the taxi to go just half a mile if you're wearing heels because there isn't a proper pedestrian walkway.



  • Visited June 2013
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