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Da Cristina

Via Strabone 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 21171
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“arancini” (322 reviews)
“rice balls” (32 reviews)
“arancino” (27 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Fast food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Via Strabone 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great lunch at Da Cristina yesterday. The arancini are absolutely incredible. We had the ragu and prosciutto cheese arancinis and one was better than the other. You must try this out!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tgalis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a humble bakery but very famous. The six arancini tasting menu with wine thrown in is a delight. Imaginative flavours without being too way out. The best rice balls around

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank markmberlin
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I was in Taormina for 5 nights in Oct. This was recommended to me for their Arancini. Went twice. Delicious. The simple ragu Arancini. 👍👍Popular and busy both times I visited.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tafettagirl
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This Sicilian style fast-food outlet just below the Piazza Duomo is the perfect place to try Arancini. Freshly prepared on the premises, there is a choice of five fillings and in spite of being deep fried they are not at all greasy. They are bought...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mark L
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We visited the takeaway and the sit-down restaurant three times in our visit to Taormina because the quality of the food was so good. Made to order pasta was beyond fabulous, sardine patties sublime, gnocchi wonderful and in the takeaway, the 6 sample aranchini so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Denise B
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Noisy and wonderful atmosphere with traditional Sicilian fast food and drinks. Our 10- and 12-year old loves the Rice balls.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Great food! Long queues but understandable. Not a huge seating area but the square isn't far so can always take the food there.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank x-Abbi-x
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

If you like authentic Sicilian treats, this is the best place to go. Their arancine is delicious and made fresh before your eyes. The sciacate is also superb. Prices are unbelievably low.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank joeF_10
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

It was an unexpected surprise... Maybe my best arancini ever, taking into consideration that I am sicilian ! Thanks for this great moment

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BrunoSwiss
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent Deep "Scilian" style pizza , best Rice Balls on the island. A definate stop over for a quick cheap meal. Near the Dumo. Family owned have a great variety of slices, from vegi, to meats. Rice ball sample pack is great. Give it a...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank CarreraPorsche
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11 April 2016|
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Response from simba4thehall | Reviewed this property |
We didn't , but we ate early. Not really sure if you have to get them or not. Make sure to have the arancini and also the volotini
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Strabone 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 21171
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