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Al Saraceno

) #4 of 208 Restaurants in Taormina $$ - $$$, Italian, Pizza, Seafood
Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 632015
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 days ago

i was there in march, the first and second day they opened. the food was great, the owner was very pleasant and the neighbouring cat- Caramella, came for a little chat. This was the best meal we had in Sicily. We liked it so much...More

Thank Diderot_Effect
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here because of all the good reviews we read on trip advisor. We were very disappointed with the food however. We ordered the mixed grilled seafood and the grilled vegetables. The seafood and vegetables were grilled but had no seasoning at all. Many...More

Thank tyrolgirl2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at this restaurant twice during our recent trip. One time was for a 40th birthday dinner and the cake that they gave us was absolutely incredible! The menu is great, a wide enough selection that everybody should be happy, whether you just want...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our hotel recommended this restaurant which was a 5 minute walk up the hill. While the atmosphere of the restaurant itself is casual and unremarkable, the views are fantastic. My husband ordered a pizza and I had a fish dish. Both of our meals were...More

1  Thank Alverda3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great dinner overlooking Taormina bay area & etna. Nothing beats this view! service was excellent and food very nice - Definitely place to discover!

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice. The first time we had a lovely meal with attentive service. However the second visit was disappointing. We felt rushed and the service was very average. The meal was disappointing ( this may have been our choice ) for main course...More

1  Thank pinkhandbagLeeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're willing to sacrifice part of the quality of food for a great view this restaurant is for you. I had a sea bass that was acceptable but overcooked and a good entree.

1  Thank Eddy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set on high, this restaurant served tasty Sicilian dishes that we enjoyed one lunch time. Views from the restaurant were wonderful.Service was good and there was a good ambience there.

1  Thank se262014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is excellent and the menu is large and varied. It's located very high up from the bay and the view is great. Service was prompt and friendly. Highly recommend reservations. Inside and outside seating available. Host and waiters are helpful.

Thank ROBT_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very tasty meal here. We shared the rustic antipasti to start which was delicious. The crusted seabass was sublime, but my husband had the king prawn risotto which was beautiful too. The desserts were excellent too, I can recommend the pistachio mousse,...More

Thank angbaker
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Pat N
Is the restaurant closed during November? I attempted to make a reservation for 6 people on November 24 (Thanksgiving in the U.S.) and the restaurant emailed back that they are "closed". It does not look like they are closed today, November 18. We are in the area for just one week, Nov 21 - 27. Thank you for any info!
19 November 2016|
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Response from Loz K | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think they close
I wonder if it is expensive place - looks like that. There are no prices on the menu I found on intranet... Thanks.
11 August 2015|
Response from MetteMoe | Reviewed this property |
It is not all that expensive - I was actually surprised. The pizzas are the same price as the pizzas you pay for in the city centre. You can have very good Sicilian wine and pay only 20-30 Euro a bottle. Don't hesitate to... More
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is it possible to walk from corso umberto pleasse?
20 June 2015|
Response from MetteMoe | Reviewed this property |
You can walk up the stairs from Umberto Corso - but it will take you about an hour and I would not walk úp those stairs when it is dark since some parts of the stairs are slippery even when dry and quite a lot of the stairs... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 632015
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