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“Romantic dinner in Castemola”

La Taverna dell' Etna
Ranked #2 of 16 Restaurants in Castelmola
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $47
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: R
Reviewed January 16, 2013

The food was excellent: homemade pasta, fresh fish. All the richness and taste of the hearty Sicilian cuisine. Do not miss the appetizer with smoked sward fish and as dessert the almond semifreddo. Great wine list including amazing Sicilian wines. Reserve a table on the terrace and enjoy a terrific view of Mt Etna. Prices are adequate

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Reviewed December 5, 2012

This was a restaurant that our private tour guide took us to for lunch, and since there were many in the village, I was a bit concerned that it might not be too good, because sometimes, tour guides have special deals with restaurants. However, it was very good!! The views of the sea and surroundings were beautiful! There were both tourists and locals at this restaurant which is always a good sign. I had seafood pasta which was delicious, served piping hot; it was also a good size portion. My husband had the fresh grilled swordfish which was also good, if you want something other than pasta.

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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Having walked from Taormina up to Castelmola and wandering around the ancient village we were really hungry. Had lunch here with my wife. Meal and service was really good. The views of Etna were awesome.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

We decided to take the bus up to Castelmola for the photo ops and views and to check out Bar Turrisi....famous for its tongue in cheek male anatomy! There isn't much to do up there but the bus ride was fun if you like steep twisty roads and hairpin turns!!! The drivers really know their curves and space...we have a video of the ride which could make one seasick...
So after taking photos and walking around we were hungry so found this little Tratorria we were seating on the outdoor terrace overlooking Taormina and the valley around us... the antipasto we had was the second best ever of our 3 week trip with a wonderful assortment of typical Sicilian bites. The house wine vino rosso, was delicous too and after too many pastas with heavy red sauce, the pasta Carbonara was delicious... even better than my husband cooks!!!! In Sicily they usually share food as 4 courses is just too much, so we have learned the phrase uno per due and they don't seem to mind at all. If you go up to Castelmola... do NOT miss this restaurant. After traveling for 3 1/2 weeks all around Sicily, this is still one of our top 3 favorite meals.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The surliest staff and the stodgiest Italian food this side of The Regatta (private joke). A miserable experience not even compensated for by the view of Etna - not visible at night, of course.

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