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Via Tisandros n. 64 | messina, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 51217
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Zichron Yaakov, Israel
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Located on the seaside this restaurant offers full meals. We were an extended family of 10 adults and 3 kids and had a very delicious and full lunch (for us the main meal of the day) for 130 Euro. One of the best value for money in the trip. They serve pizza at lunch which is rare for this area.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

It was busy when we arrived but soon we were served. The food is good and the atmosphere was also good. I had spaghetti al vongole which was delicious

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Bedford, Indiana
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We didn't know where we would eat dinner our last night in Sicily, so we went for a walk. This place looked so inviting we decided to stop in. The food is excellent. The staff is friendly and service is quick. The bruschetta is wonderful! Great last night dinner!

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Thank owilcox21
Dublin, Ireland
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We ate in this roadside restaurant on two occasions. The food was quite nice, though not exceptional. The staff were very pleasant but I felt that they were very overstretched during the two lunches that we had there. It was very difficult to get their attention despite their best efforts to run the lunch service efficiently. Perhaps management might consider... More 

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Thank lynchcarmelb
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went back afew times because we liked it so much, good choice on the menu to cater for all, great staff very friendly.

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Thank David H
Bratislava, Slovakia
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Again as most of our experience around Giardini:food was ok,i can say quite tasty, prices are fair-as well as almost everywhere around. Service ok, bit more friendly to tourists but as well chaotic little bit :). My boyfriend had very good lasagne here and I appriciated tasty Minestrone soup 😉

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Thank Jana I
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Dinning with children can be tricky, but here the laid back atmosphere helped. The service was prompt and with a smile. The food arrived in good time and was of a good standard as the place was packed. My daughters cannot stay still and so had a roam around but were great with smiles. In short a good place for... More 

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Thank Craig N
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Poor quality of everything! I had a plate of grilled prawns full of sand.....doesn't worth to continue! Just do yourself a favour and don't go!

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Thank Cezar C
County Offaly, Ireland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

One evening the restaurant was very busy but a member of staff let us know when a table was free.lovely food,good menu

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Surrey
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112 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

First night in town and we went here on the strength of the reviews, which were the best on this strip of beach. Pleasant food but not outstanding, pleasant but slow service. Nice setting, baskets of flowers decorating the seating area and facing the sea.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Tisandros n. 64 | messina, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 51217

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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