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La Capinera

Via Nazionale, 177, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 626247
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
“black cod” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Via Nazionale, 177, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We went on a Sunday lunchtime and the food was stunning. You could taste every flavour. The chef greeted you when you arrived and was attentive throughout. The views were good with the train running in front of the restaurant but we only had the...More

Thank Margharita_13
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Myself and my partner went here for my birthday. Although the food was very nice, and the presentation was beautiful, unfortunately the rest of the experience was average at best. The restaurant was between a loud and busy train track and a main road. Considering...More

Thank Meg K
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Welcomed at the door by the smiling owner and looked after by informative and helpful staff the evening started well. Ignoring the regular tran flashing past every twenty minutes right by our table, the setting is lovely looking put across the sea. Menu is mainly...More

Thank Passepartou
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We had an early evening dinner and decided to walk 15minutes round from our hotel. With the narrow road and excitable drivers, this is a great way to ensure you look forward to the first drink of the evening. Unsurprisingly we took a taxi back...More

Thank terry w
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Ok sorry but no restaurant should get a Michelin star when trains are running below the terrace where you're having dinner. Period. The food was okay but not out of this world. One of our ravioli was undercooked (big no no). Just be prepared to...More

Thank NYFrenchie2015
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful view. Service attentive and knowledgeable. Seafood choices diverse and artistic presentation wonderful. Specialties are local wines

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant did not live up to our expectations. We have been to many Michelin star restaurant, and this did not match the quality normally associated with this guides recognition. The service and quality of the food was underwhelming. Our evening started with the restaurant...More

1  Thank martin f
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

What was bad; - Not asking for wishin an aperative - Not giving enough time to select wine (by the chef Pietro himself) - Recommending local wine by the chef Pietro himself again but trying to serve a wine from Tuscany by the waiter (or...More

1  Thank Asaf_Bey
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I had quite high expectations as the restaurant to my understanding has one Michelin star. After dinner I was left with mixed feelings as some of the tasting menu dishes were great, some were just ok and a few were not good. Same goes for...More

Thank Stiiv
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Well let's say we were very disappointed. The food was less than average. The dishes came as a sample of what it supposed to be at a doublr full price of regular dish. Even when we return one dish we got the same back. So...More

Thank Tal a
Pietrodagostino, Proprietario at La Capinera, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear M. Tal, thank you for writing about your experience at La Capinera. I'm so sorry if our menu proposal did not satisfy your taste, but I firmly believe that a culinary experience is always subject to our personal taste and story. It is quite...More

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Libby1954
14 March 2017|
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Response from Pietrodagostino | Property representative |
Dear sir/madam; Many thanks to contact us, yes you can book a table any time you like, if you prefer by TripAdvisor is great. In august we are open every day from 19:30 to 23.00 regards La Capinera team.
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Libby1954
14 March 2017|
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Response from Fiona C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea. Best thing to do is contact them and find out if you can. Hopefully you'll be able to
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22 September 2016|
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Response from BrynMawrBK | Reviewed this property |
While I don't recall a dress code, guests tend to dress up a bit. Women wear nice dresses, and my husband wore a jacket. The jacket is probably not essential, however.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$88
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale, 177, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 626247
  • E-mail
Description
"La Capinera" is considered one of the best Italian restaurants. Michelin starred and consecrated by critics and the most prestigious international circuits, combines the creativity of the chef D'Agostino with regional typicality of excellence, creating the best reinterpretation of the Sicilian culinary tradition. From fish to vegetables, from Slow Food to the numerous Sicilian oils: the quality of raw materials is the other side of the success of La Capinera (along with the chef's touch, of course). The restaurant is located in Taormina mare, comfortably away from the bustling tourist center of the small and cantilevered on the splendor of the Ionian sea. The interiors reflect the chef's philosophy: elegant and comfortable environment, but able to communicate with the friendly and pleasant simplicity typical of the experience "La Capinera". The terrace in the summer, offers further unique suggestion: flavors, colors and scents of the Mediterranean, to be returned to lovers of beauty.
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