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La Tavernetta

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Via Timoleone 22/24, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23378
17:45 - 00:00
09:45 - 15:00
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Wed - Mon 09:45 - 15:00
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We wanted to find somewhere where we could enjoy a meal outside and found this restaurant in a lovely location, on quiet steps away from traffic. The evening started well with friendly and attentive service. There were enough other people there to generate a nice atmosphere, without it ever getting very busy so it was all very pleasant. Unfortunately, we... More 

Thank Hosta567
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Taoramina is full of wonderful restaurants. If you r there for a few days you'll want to try the all. Many are stacked up next to o e another and can be great for people watching as you enjoy a wonderful glass on Sicilian wine. What makes Tavernetta so special is it's location tucked away on the steps below the... More 

Thank Catherine G
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

In a quiet side street just a short stroll from The Belmond Timeo. The tables are set out on the terracing typical Sicilian style and the service attentive and fun. Food very good, traditional and fresh. Best grilled prawns in Taormina. From our view point we could see all the food coming to the table and it all looked good.... More 

Thank Z417
Swansea, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

La tavernetta is at the bottom of the steps on the left coming from the Greek amphitheater. Tonight it was quiet and so the service was very good. The waiters were attentive and chose the wine to compliment our food. The food was excellent . We both had the same meal, starting with fruits of the sea, clams and mussels... More 

Thank Bernard D
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant evening meal at this restaurant just a short hop from the Greek amphitheatre in Taormina. The spaghetti was not particularly al dente but the rest of the meal was delicious.

Thank SebC_SE1
Kilcullen, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A restaurant in a lovely location at the bottom of the Timoleone stairs. Staff were really nice, without being annoying. Food was excellent, although (fair warning to some people with blood pressure issues) some of it was very, very rich. We'll be back before the holiday is out!

Thank eoinarmstrong
Copenhagen, Denmark
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

A good restaurant to visit if want to dine at the street without having tons of people walking by you (as they do at some of the other restaurants). The food and wine were on top and the staff was nice.

Thank Pia N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We had a family dinner to wrap up our stay in Italy and we ended in La Tavernetta after two other choices were full. Anyway, it was fabulous. We went mainly for the fish dishes which seemed exceptionally fresh. This was by some distance our best restaurant meal of the holiday and one of my favorites of the whole year.

Thank yo_man50
West Malling, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We arrived early -19.00 - as we were attending a concert at the nearby amphitheatre and were the first customers. By the time we left most of the outside tables were occupied - all tourists it seemed.The waiters were friendly and efficient. Our food was great - in fact my wife said it was one of the best meals ever... More 

Thank Mike804
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

As mentioned in my title- go for the carbonara! Absolutely to die for. The meat used in this dish was particularly nice and the sauce was rich with a strong cheese flavour. My partner and I visited by chance on the first night of our stay in Taormina and went back again because just to have this dish again. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:45 - 00:00
09:45 - 15:00
17:45 - 00:00
09:45 - 15:00
17:45 - 00:00
17:45 - 00:00
09:45 - 15:00
17:45 - 00:00
09:45 - 15:00
17:45 - 00:00
09:45 - 15:00
17:45 - 00:00
09:45 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Timoleone 22/24, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 23378

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