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Corso Umberto 172, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 24983
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London
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

The scenery is ok but the atmosphere and service were awful!The food appeared almost as soon as we had ordered and looked and tasted as if it had been waiting patiently for us to turn up.Food is designed for tourists so don't expect much!

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Salzburg, Austria
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The Granduca is quite a posh setting but the food is great value and very authentic. We ate there twice during our week in Taormina. It's worth booking well in advance to get the front row seating looking out over the bay which is beautiful. We asked for help choosing wine and we were given excellent choices at a good... More 

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stevenston
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Had a meal here on last night of our holiday. Looked the part. Great view. Menu looked good. My meal was excellent but my niece didn't expect frozen chips with her breaded veal dish - certainly not at those prices. Biggest surprise of the evening was finding out that one of the party at the table adjoining us was a... More 

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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

The main restaurant enjoys a lovely view , yet to secure a seat to fully enjoy it, I recommend booking. The food was good and the starters we had were large enough to be called mains.Good , professional waiting staff, and reasonably priced food.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We didn't have a reservation for the restaurant so ate in the pizzeria downstairs. The staff upstairs in the restaurant directed us to the pizzeria on sight so we clearly didn't look like their clientele! The pizza menu was great but after several days in Sicily our kids (age 10 and 8) were a bit fed up of pizza (never... More 

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Giardini Naxos, Italy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

They brought 2/3 main courses while still eating our appetizer and refused to bring them back once we were ready. Then the remaining main course came 10 mins later and when the other 2 main courses were almost finished. The view is beautiful, but If you want to feel like an average tourist while dining out, then I guess this... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2014

My family and I had lunch at the Granduca last Saturday and it was fanatic. The service and food were excellent and the view was amazing. Cant wait to go back.

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Thank SueBow2014
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

This place is centrally located and offers a terrace to dine with a breathtaking view from Taormina. That is also its main disadvantage: they do not need to make any effort to have customers. The owner will barely greet you with a smile, used not to take care of its customers as they come in in any case. No smiles,... More 

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We visited twice, firstly we asked could we just have a bottle of wine and read our books. No problem, the views are fantastic, shaded terrace looking straight over the bay. After 20 minutes, a beautiful plate of salmon, tuna and bresola appeared with toasted baguette you can't drink wine with no food the manager told us, gratis on us... More 

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New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

We went to the restaurant around 4 pm. That time it was quite and with a very beautiful view. The service was fast and the waiters are professional and not rude as other comments here were saying. Fresh fish and calm music. From outside it does not look that special but inside it has a very nice terrace.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$54
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Umberto 172, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 24983
Description
A magnificent villa of the 15th century splendidly restored, is the ideal setting of the restaurant-pizzeria "Granduca". Reception rooms, terraces and the garden all have a view of the sea and the greek theater, which give your meeting and receptions distinction. Cucine is typical from Sicily. It's a pleasure to eat, not only for the quality meals, but also for the beauty of the place.

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