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Le Desir Piquant

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Via Quattro Novembre 59, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 53063
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Cork
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Dined here 3 times in 7 days. Always highly enjoyable. The staff were brilliant. When I expressed satisfaction in one of the sauces, the chef insisted on visiting our table with different samples! Nice touch. This restaurant was a great little find for us.

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Thank DonalMc3
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are many restaurants with amazing Siciliano cuisine on this island, but when you add in a beautiful atmosphere, an eloquent and kind staff PLUS very affordable prices, this place right on the water is a true find!

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Thank Brooke E
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Great seefood and lovely atmosphere, a very nice restaurant! The staff was very friendly, and we enjoyed different kind of seefood: mussels, raw fish with Mexican twist and grilled seefood - everything wa lovely!

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Thank Saara V
Acireale, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017

After an hour waiting for a Spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) I was hoping the dish was worth the wait but when it came I was astonished to see and test a dry and very salty spaghetti dish no worth the price 11 euros plus 2 euros for the service. When I complained about the food, the waiter got... More 

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Thank Gourmet_delight_Uk
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Only good things to say Very good housevine Food is great. Meat also as fish. Service is wonderfull. And Roberto is such a great man. Make delicous food.

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Thank Papper L
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely sitting right on the seaside. Food is good but overpriced comparing to places nearby. I found squid was overcooked, but service was attentive and the location is convenient.

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Thank Anna O
Giardini Naxos, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Welcoming staff with great energy and hospitality with a lovely view of the sea. My final dinner in Sicily and it was a great one. They do typical Sicilian food well and for a good price. Highlight was definitely the torta di pistachio (house-made pistachio cake!!)

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Thank alloccad23
Uppsala, Sweden
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was at a very nice location and the food was good, especially the tiramisu as we had for dessert. But the service was quite terrible and we had to wait a lot. We don't regret visiting the restaurant but next time we will choose anpthet restaurant with better service.

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Thank linal748
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Dear Roberto's team, Another great family meal at your place. Super food, good service and friendly waiters and waitress. We were a party of over ten including two children and happily accommodated, served quickly and efficiently. Try the farfalle Pistachio, Vongole and the Macaroni con pesce spada. Many thanks

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Thank Craig N
Swindon, United Kingdom
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438 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is well positioned but I feel the food was spiced to cover the fact that not everything was really fresh. The waiters rush to seat you but from then on the service can be quite slack and casual. Considering their are more staff than in many restaurants I was not impressed. It is popular but don't be fooled... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Quattro Novembre 59, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 53063

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?