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“Good food and friendly staff.”

Pizzeria Vecchia Taormina
Ranked #85 of 263 Restaurants in Taormina
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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“Good food and friendly staff.”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Four of us went to this Pizzeria after it was recommended to us by the family whose villa we were renting.

It was an excellent suggestion. The staff were friendly and the pizzas were very good. My spaghetti alle vongole is better to be honest though and the Sicilian antipasti starter was a bit small for EUR 13.

The place had a nice atmosphere and it was the first time I had tried a Quattro Stagione pizza with peas on it. Glad I did though!

Pretty reasonable at EUR 25 per person for shared starters and a main with drinks in Taormina. Expect there are a lot of pricey places that rip you off and give you bad food. This place isn't one. Worth a visit.

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Malta
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“APPALING SERVICE AND ARROGANT STAFF”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

We opted to dine at this restaurant after seeing the sticker outside " as 2012 Trip advisor award". Bearing in mind the hot weather we were asked to use the restaurant downstairs as it was airconditioned. After half and hour they brought us the menus and we placed 8 orders incuding two plates of pasta for the kids and we categorically told them "penne bolognese". The manager looked restless and without any interest whatsoever and took the order through the electronic devise without going through the order once again. The restaurant was empty all throughout the hour we waited for the food when only half the order arrived on the table. After some minutes two plates of pasta arrived which were " Penne Norma". We told the host that at no point in time did we order the Penne Norma for our kids and the latter kept on insisting we did. With an attitude and chip on his shoulder he returned them to the kitchen. We ate our food whilst all the kids were waiting for their and by then over and hour and a half had passed since we sat down on table. My wife decided to go upstairs and ask what is happening with the remaining order since the restaurant was still empty. The Manager said that he did not tell the chefs to cook the remaining pasta dishes as we did not ask him to do so.....he was so arrogant and kept on insisting he was in the right that we just paid our bill ( we should have left without paying as they surely deserve it. The food was nothing special afterall.....going to a basic trattoria would have been more pleasant with better quality food and service. Not to mention the dead insects under the seats in the lower restaurant which were duly noticable by our kids. Never at any point did the Manager excuse himself. Not a restaurant to recommend or at least if you opt for it prepare yourself for a unpleasant surprise.

  • Visited August 2012
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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Not very interesting”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Was intended as a casual meal so casual atmosphere was fine, but the quality of the pizzas and salads were mixed- some good, some decidedly not- and service was somewhat uninterested.

Visited August 2012
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“Pizza”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Went here because it was so highly rated on trip advisor for best pizza ,i have to say i was disappointed while the pizzas were hugh they lacked flavor ,i have definitly had better.

  • Visited July 2012
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Malta, EU
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“Great pizza!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

During our stay in Taormina we wanted a good pizza. An amazing one is what we got! We really enjoyed eating here and possibly ate the best pizza ever. It's very large in size and I wa full half way yet kept on eating the majority of it as I couldn't help leave it there. Red house wine was excellent. Service very efficient and great value for money. Not v expensive. Pizza menu is very vast and divided into red and white (with or without tomato sauce). Accommodated dietary conditions and they did not include an ingredient I am allergic to. Atmosphere is not stupendous as there aren't any views but that didn't bother us, especially after the great pizza we experienced. Fullno italians and locals- a very good sign. Will go there again and will refer to our family and friends.

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