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“Great bar, friendly service”

Antico Caffe San Giorgio
Ranked #8 of 16 Restaurants in Castelmola
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Antico Caffè San Giorgio in Castelmola overlooks the beautiful and scenic place to monumental 'entrance to the village, greeting, with its inviting feel, from 1907 visitors to the small village ... Here in this historic bar you can enjoy a natural relaxation and always enjoying the now famous Blandanino Almond wine, produced with fine grapes, almonds and Sicilian secret essences. At this very historic Caffè its founder, Don Vincenzo Blandano created the wine flavored with almonds, which he called his "Blandanino", a mysterious and dark amber liquor into which merged different odors and flavors of Sicily, including the almond, the raisins, spices, orange blossom and jasmine.
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a drink here before or after dinner almost every night. They also do great arancini for lunch, as well as other light meals. A great place to watch the world go by, in the corner of the main square with spectacular views over Taormina, really friendly service. One of the nice things about Castelmola is that it is cooler and so much calmer than busy Taormina.

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Thank Richard J
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Visiting Castelmola this week, we stopped at the Caffe for a spot of lunch before catching the bus back to Taormina. The Caffe has a great location, right on Castelmola's main square, with sensational views down over Taormina, along the coast and out to sea.

We had cold drinks and a toasted sandwich each. The food was nice and very reasonably priced, and we couldn't fault the service.

Despite us only having a drink and a sandwich, we were given a complimentary small glass of traditional Sicilian almond wine to finish, which was a very nice touch.

Recommended as a great spot for a drink and some food if you visit his truly beautiful village in the Sicilian hills.

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Thank Steve W
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was a really good place to sit out on and enjoy the views. There is seating down below as well as on the square. The service is good and reasonable priced, the loo is clean as well! The small bar is also quite good to have a look in. You don't have to walk here the bus drops you outside, there is very little other traffic, so the air is good as well.

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Reviewed January 16, 2013

If you are in Taormina you need to go to Castelmola, one of the most beautiful village in Italy.
It worth the drive up the curvy road. Caffe San Giorgio is in the main "piazza" in front of the Rocca. It is there to welcome you. The view of the coast is spectacular. Take the pleasure of sitting at the caffe and look over Taormina, the Mt Etna, the coastline. The boysenberry "granatina" is to die for and do not miss the Almond wine, a sweet dessert wine that pairs well with cannoli.

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Thank depa17
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

We had a rather unimpressive pizza but enjoyed sitting outside the tiny square with wonderful views again. We seemed to miss out on the almond wine though!

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