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Al Saraceno

Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 632015
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (90 reviews)
“couscous” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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1 - 10 of 550 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this place after we read all those wondetful reviews from TripAdvisor. Unfortunately we were really disappointed after the visit. We ordered beef carpaccio and we could only tasted water but not beef. This usually is because the beef was frozen and defrosted by...More

Thank JC1314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined there with my 2 teenage daughters as we were staying nearby. We were very disappointed with the whole experience. The food was average and the service was just ok. We were really looking forward to our evening meal there but left feeling really...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant because it was near our hotel. The views alone are worth checking out. Staff was very friendly, and offered us a few options of where we wanted to sit. Food was wonderful, we had a salad, chicken entree and seafood entree...More

Thank dfwalsh368
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch was a combination of gnocchi with shrimp, ricotta macaroni, salmon ravioli and lightly grilled tuna. All dishes were superb and the only negative is that the gnocchi starter is too big (nothing to grumble about really). Prices are reasonable at ££, not £££ and...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service. Beautiful views from their hilltop setting. A warm greeting from the owner and manager. Home cooking. A locals favorite. Two memorable seafood meals here. Thank you Al Saraceno.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Despite the fact that we were hungry and had cycled up to this restaurant, the food was excellent. Service was good and the price reasonable, The view was fabulous, making this one of our favorite stops during an eleven day tour of the island.

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was our second time in Al Saraceno, On our return to Taormina we just had to go back. Al Saraceno was recommended by a local. The most amazing location and service. It would be hard to find a better restaurant or setting in Taormina....More

Thank David M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

After hearing the locals recommend this hill top restaurant, we opted to make the climb from our nearby hotel. Once there we were met with a smile and seated quickly with friends who had arrived earlier. Very accommodating! Our meals were served together though ordered...More

Thank jjflan
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This was our last dinner in Taormino, and a highlight. Our table on the terrace had a terrific view of Mt. Etna, the bay, and the town twinkling below (the restaurant is on the highest street, next to the Madonna del Rocca church). We ordered...More

Thank ChrisABeaune
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We had the pleasure of attending a 50th birthday dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Our event took place at the top of the restaurant on the terrace,with spectacular views over Taormina. What a sight to behold. Bearing in mind that our party was a large...More

Thank Hook_Hampshire
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trvlnliz
18 August 2017|
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Response from mar7in65 | Reviewed this property |
I know you can definitely get a taxi to the gates of the town and it is a 5 minute walk from there. The restaurant is on the roof, I am not sure if there is a lift
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Pat N
19 November 2016|
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Response from Loz K | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think they close
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Ubavka
11 August 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Saturday
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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