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Al Saraceno

Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 632015
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (96 reviews)
“seafood” (34 reviews)
“couscous” (16 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

I've had a couple of meals at this lovely local restaurant. This is one of those places that the locals and tourists eat at. The meals are large and we'll priced. I recommend trying the pizzas, one size (large) and reasonably priced. Stunning views of...More

1  Thank Halide69
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at El Saraceno! The food is delicious, a reward for all the stairs we have climbed. it's worth the effort! Not to mention the view... you will have Etna as guest at your dinner. Thank you!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the climb up the hill (or get the bus). The view of the town, Castelmola and Etna are superb and the food and service was excellent.

Thank pmosurrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked up a lot of steps to get to this restaurant, despite not having a reservation the staff managed to find us a table. Stunning views and delicious food. Would definitely recommend

Thank Laura A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a somewhat intense, steep walk down from Castelmola, we had a fabulous dinner at Al Saraceno. The views are amazing as is the pizza. The bresaola pizza was my favorite of my entire Siciliana trip!

1  Thank JWiss81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was on this restaurnat twice and both times we were well taken cared of. Sevice is friendly and funny, food arrived in time and wine was perfect. First time we had a seafood meal, not cheap but the food was amazing so well worth it!...More

1  Thank Morgana C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We mapped the long way round to get here so it took us up some very steep hills and steps but we certainly worked up an appetite. The food was amazing, we got a pasta and pizza dish to share and every mouthful was so...More

Thank AM-AM-Travellers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We was very pleased to find this restaurant less than a 100yards from our B&B. We had booked our table the day before, we therefore had a table on the terraces overlooking the sea, mount Etna and views towards Cantania. A good choice of seafood,...More

1  Thank pipbrundle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Villa Angela and visited here on two occasions Fabulous view over Taormina Food is rather nice as well A must is sea bass with pistachio crust House red excellent Great food great wine great views Best place in Taormina

Thank tripdog1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there for 2 consecutive occasions in our 3 night stay in Sicily. I am the type that prefers to try different things inc Restaurants on different days but Al Saraceno was a must to Visit again. Good food amazing landlords, staff and...More

Thank Maxine G
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18 August 2017|
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. we took a taxi. very few stairs in the restuarant. enjoy.
Pat N
19 November 2016|
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Response from Loz K | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think they close
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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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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