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Via San Domenico de Guzman, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 24055
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
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Chipperfield, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

As with so many of the other reviews, we had been recommended Maffei's and it didn't disappoint in any way. We found it hard to choose what to eat so the waiters spent time explaining virtually every dish and even made my wife a pasta that wasn't on the menu as they said it was the best in Taormina and... More 

Thank Bradley D
London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

So many restaurants in Taormina difficult to choose one - we were lucky and chose Maffei's as recommended by our hotel. It didn't disappoint. Beautiful garden table - great wine - great food - really was a super way to spend a weekend night - definitely made our weekend !

Thank Mark J
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Just returned from 4 night in amazing Taormina. Good friends had recommended Maffei's and I’m glad they did. It was a cool and rainy night and we took cover in the restaurant’s warm and inviting dining room. The décor is old world - wood paneled walls, white table cloths - I felt like I was dining in Taormina in 1958... More 

Thank NYCGal2010
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The place is really lovely, quiet and romantic, and the food was good, too. I had the Sicilian specialty, the pasta "a la Norma", and it was delicious.

Thank _sibeleboo
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We went here to celebrate our Anniversary and it was everything we had be told and more, we sat in the covered terrace surrounded by the gentle scent of Jasmine. The food was delicious the service excellent, the waiters were attentive and friendly. It was quite expensive but the whole experience made it worth the money. A wonderful memorable evening.

Thank Babs D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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556 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Down stairs to Maffei's on the right. We sat outside, enjoyed oysters and an asparagus dish followed by and eggplant and pasta dish. Don't miss the local red wine! Service impeccable!

Thank golem67
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a rainy evening so unfortunately weren't able to sit out on their beautiful terrace. The dining room inside wasn't very atmospheric but the food and service were both excellent and the waiters very jolly. Would be lovely to go back in better weather!

Thank BillieLondon_UK
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had a dinner reservation here for my husbands' birthday. Though we had a reservation, they had us wait at the bar for 50 minutes- yes fifty... Before moving us to a table. No one checked in with us, it was just a very disappointing experience. For as much as the prices were, I would have hoped for much better.... More 

Thank TheGlobeTrotter12
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233 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled by this restaurant,feeling peckish at lunchtime.It was completely empty, which was very welcome,as we wanted to escape the throng of Taormina. The boss was extremely friendly and personable, we felt very much at home straightaway. We were like a duck decoy, within half an hour the place was really busy, despite it being past two pm. We had... More 

Thank Paraffle
Chicago, IL
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Over the years, we've eaten in dozens of restaurants in Taormina, and this is one of the best. Great food in a comfortable, charming and quiet setting. Terrific, friendly service and the seafood was tremendous.

Thank docko1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$74
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Domenico de Guzman, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 24055

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