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“Good food but highly overpriced”

La Scala dell'Amore
Ranked #231 of 278 Restaurants in Taormina
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 17, 2012

We had some very good spaghetti alle cozze at La Scala dell'Amore. There was also this guy singing and playing guitar which added to the overall atmosphere. I however cannot but mention the fact that everything on the menu is overpriced. Having to pay EUR 3 per head just for sitting down - what the Italians call the copertura - is beyond ridiculous. Even a bottle of still water (1 litre) cost EUR 4. If money is not an issue for you, then this is worth a shot. Otherwise avoid!

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Thank Bernard1187
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Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Probably the worst of the over priced restaurants in the city. Really bad food. We had a sea bass and risotto and both were less than average. For the same price you can get the best meal in town at any of the top rated places.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We had to also ask for the pizza menu, but this is typical for restaurants in the high traffic areas. Always ask the tour guide or a local where to eat. This place was a miss.

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Thank DelgadoRay
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We, like the other previous reviewers, were charmed by the cozy appearance of this restaurant. At first they only gave us the menu with the higher-priced segondi dishes, and we had to ask for a separate menu for the more reasonable pizza selection. The food was OK, but when we got the bill we saw that ordering two glasses of the house wine was priced at 8 euros each; more than the pizza! The feeling of continuously being tourist-trapped was palpable, so stay away from this one!!

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Reviewed June 11, 2012 via mobile

We were drawn into this restaurant as it looks like a perfect little side street taverna. I'm embarrassed to say that we fell for the tourist trap.
The food was by far the worst we've have in Sicily. Very average pizza and a salad served in a microwave Pyrex dish with no dressing at all and tinned ingredients. Service was manic and inefficient although polite. Such a let down. Fortunately it does not represent our average experience of Taormina restaurants.

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Thank Andych3al
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