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Via Nazionale 115, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 625128
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chose this restaurant because of the beautiful location with a terrace overlooking the Isola Bella. A rather officious woman took our order and said she did not think it would be possible for me to have the veal in lemon and would let me know if there was any left (that was the last we saw of her). Next thing... More 

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Thank HarlesdenHan
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the view from the resturant and decided to pop in for lunch. Our table gave us a fabulous view over the beach and the island. Food was good. Spaghetti and clams (€13) was very good, but €10 for an omelette is expensive, however given the view we didn't mind too much. Service was ok. Nothing special. I would recommend... More 

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Thank Johnm0773
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Not only best view to Isola Bella, but also perfect shripms and pasta, not to mention the perfect service....higly recommended :)

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Thank Belatte C
1 review
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Nice view, food no good.. I have had many sirloins in my life but the one a II Gabbiano was probably the worst.. Penne with salmon allrigt though.

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Thank peter j
Lahr, Germany
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very Good offer of sea food and wines.Fantastic view from the balcony,very friendly and skilled staff.

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Thank Uros P
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182 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We just Got to Italy and wanted somethning simple - a pizza. The cought our eye so we decided to eat there. However the staff was a bit slow even thoug there actually weren't any people. We got our pizza were kinda good so that was nice. The view is probably the reason so many eat there - just stunning.

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Thank Aino C
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is always our first call when arriving in Taormina. This was our ninth year. Always a genuine sincere welcome from the owner. Soul thoroughly recommend to anyone. Wonderful sea views, great service and more importantly great food. We visited twice this holiday

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Thank Chip7975
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by on our way back from the beach. On first impressions, it was a steady lunch service so we thought it must be ok: Wrong! We were seated in a decent spot with a tricky view,of the beach and cove, but we wanted shade so it was ok. The Lady manageress took our order but as the Italian... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The main feature of this restaurant is the magnificent view from the terrace on Isola Bella. Food is quite ok, had a good filet, the wife a nice seabass. But it is all about the view!

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Thank atzeverkennis
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Eat here for the perfect view of Isola Bella (with bonus train spotting, which our toddler loved.) The food was not fancy but good and fresh. We enjoyed the mixed grilled fish and a local wine. Our toddler thought this was the best pasta of the trip. The staff is a little gruff but accommodating and ultimately friendly.

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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale 115, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 625128

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?