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“Simply the best value in Taormina”
Review of Malvasia

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Ranked #23 of 278 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Locale piccolo e riservato, attento ai piatti del territorio e della tradizione siciliana.
Reviewed June 11, 2013

My wife & I found this restaurant in an unfashionable street near the Porta Catania by accident not having seen any Trip Advisor recommendations. We ate there 3 nights in a one week holiday which is unheard of for us. They were the best value & quality meals of our stay, whether it was sea food pasta, fish or meat (fillet steak of the highest quality). The chick-pea appetiser & post meal liqueur are a nice touch. The family are a delight & very welcoming...........Dad in the kitchen (we were invited into it on our last visit to say goodbye) & Mum, son & daughter serving/front of house. Unlike other reviews we've since read, we found the house Nero D'Avola perfectly acceptable.............especially at 6 Euros for a half litre, having paid 25 Euros for a bottle of the same variety at a nearby restaurant on the Corso Umberto! We got the impression the locals who use it think so too.

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Thank roger s
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

The service was quick and friendly and the food was very good simple home cooked dishes. Worth a visit.

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Thank Ian3008
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Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We spent one evening at the Malvasia. Based on the reviews on TA we hoped for a familiar trattoria with decent home style Italian food. The place itself is nice and the service (by the family of the owner) was great. Unfortunately the quality of the food was fairly average. Not bad, but nothing spectacular. I'm sure you'll get better food in many Italian homes. The pasta was not really al dente. The Malvasian mixed antipasti plate contained some nice fried eggplants, mushrooms and lovely dried tomato. But again there was light and shadow as it also contained a heap of ricotta cheese and some lardo (just pure fat). The fish was ok but again not great and for the second time in Taormina we got a tomato salad with unripe and tasteless tomatoes (not sure what they do with the red ones). Finally the house wine was a nightmare. But maybe my standards are too high here. In total it was ok, but can't understand the high ranking in TA.

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Thank Baddoc75
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Food was delicious. Family run restaurant, they give delicious little appetisers as part of the cover charge. Closed Tuesdays.

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Thank RobynM_23
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went here twice because of the freshly crooked pasta and fish at reasonable prices -being away from the main shopping area of the Corsa Umberto. Very friendly staff and excellent service.

Thank Go4fun2
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