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“Hidden gem hidden in Hotel El Jebel - Brilliant service, excellent food.”

Gourmet Restaurant Ciampoli
Ranked #127 of 279 Restaurants in Taormina
Price range: US$53 - US$1,178
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Restaurant Ciampoli of the Hotel El Jebel of Taormina offers you the best dishes of a rich à la carte menu, conceived and prepared by our talented chef, an unrepeatable experience that will inebriate you with the famous aromas of traditional Sicilian cuisine.The wines, selected from prestigious Sicilian, Italian and international wine cellars are combined with fresh, first-quality ingredients, the only way to transform romantic dinners, working lunches and special events into unforgettable memories.
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Walking past another set of steps off Corsa Umberto and we spotted the highly polished gleaming metal sign for El Jebel hotel. On investigation we discovered a roof top restaurant with a stunning view and extensive menu. This was mid-afternoon so we reserved a table. The waitress asked which table we'd like and she noted it. When we arrived that table was gone and we were given the one next to it. The waitress arrived and was beside herself with apologies and we said it was not a problem as all tables were good, but she was mortified - just an Indiction of the excellent service to come and how important customer satisfaction is to the staff.

Every course and every dish prepared brilliantly, and presented with flourish. Even the bread was a lesson in diner care as they swiftly replaced the first bread basket with a new one as 'the first set of bread was now cold. WOW!

Wine recommendations were brilliant and the view from the open terrace dining area was absolutely magical.

Only one small thing left a bad taste. Everything was superb and at this level of doing the price matched it - which was expected, but on the bill was a €10 charge. When we asked what that was for they said it was a 'sort of tax' that every restaurant charged. When we said we hadn't been charged that anywhere else they back peddled and said it was a 'sort'of cover charge' for preparing the tables. Sad because we would easily have left a tip of that and more for exellent service and food but trying to squeeze an extra charge out of us in a restaurant of that nature was silly.

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Thank MarkXKR
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Pleased to find this restaurant as it had the most amazing roof terrace on the fourth floor. Unfortunately it was windy so could only stay a while up there - came down to the main restaurant for the rest of the meal. The food was modern Sicilian - very tasty and good portions (not too big). Wines pricey but good. Great service - very friendly and professional.

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Thank cambio
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

We are staying at the El jebel and chose to eat in the Ciampoli it has an fantastic view and excellent service and food a perfect start to put holiday

Thank Brianc1967
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Ristorante Ciam... T, Direttore generale at Gourmet Restaurant Ciampoli, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2015

Dear Sir,

it was a pleasure welcoming you in our Hotel and we are really glad you enjoyed our Ciampoli Restaurant. We hope to see you again soon in Taormina!

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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We stumbled here by fluke, and thank God we did, as we would have missed out on an amazing culinary experience. The ambience, The food, The Staff everything was excellent. Its a bit pricey but worth every penny.

Thank marsh1972
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Reviewed 29 August 2015

Wonderful food, amazing views, excellent service. Was chided by the chef for ordering a steak 'medium to well done', so had it his way the next time, and he was right! Great atmosphere with friendly service.

Thank Cathy M
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