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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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Sheffield,England
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed two meals at this small restaurant on the sea front but away from the busier Giardini Naxos tourist area. It's about 0.5km from the San Giovanni church square. It seems to go under a number of names ie De Roberto; Le Desire Piquant and Ristorante Cucina Etnica. You can eat at the restaurant side or across the... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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58 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

The restaurant is facing the sea side of Giardini Naxos. The atmosphere is nice. We tried calamari on grill and pasta and all was very tasteful.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Our time here was lovely. We sat right next to the water and really enjoyed our food. I had the couscous with seafood and the seafood was really delicious but the couscous was a little underseasoned. A dash of salt fixed all that. However the service was the best that we've had all week here. Gabriel, our server, was kind... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We chose here by tripadvisor reference. Service and interaction was quite nice. But the food was not as great as the similar places. I dont know why but although the restaurant was almost empty they gave us a table that we did not choose.

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Reggio Calabria
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Great stop for lunch. Open after 3 pm! The car pacco fish was amazing. Pasta with clams and shrimp wasn't so good because the fish was overcooked. Not complaining though. Great price. Will go again.

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere! The choice to sit within the main restaurant on the road or in a little seating area right by the sea. The grilled king prawns were delicious and served with salad and potato. There was plenty of bread served as well. The linguine with prawn, clams and mint was delicious and tasted very fresh. Great value - 40euros... More 

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Thank Rosie A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

We were really happy to discover this restaurant. The food was excellent, fresh and tasty !!! We will definitely go back!

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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We loved the fish we ate, the salad was fresh and the potatoes nicely cooked. Good house wine and a sinful chocolate dessert.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We were staying close by and the 15 minute walk to the restaurant next to the sea was part of the pleasure. On night 1 we ate inside and night 2 we ate across the little street by the water. The view especially at night was gorgeous, the service was wonderful. And the food, I can only say, I had... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We looked on trip advisor for a decent place to eat and read this place was highly rated and was very surprised to find the service was slow even though it was not that busy as the three waiters seemed more interested in talking to each other and not very friendly. The Food was nice but nothing special.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?