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La Vela

Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 571570
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (12 reviews)
“pizza” (23 reviews)
“mussels” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went twice in a week, pasta alla Norma and gnocchi with pistacchio cream were the best you can have proper "Sicilian food", we also had beef fillet that was perfectly cooked with outstanding peper and gorgonzola sauce. I would recommend this restaurant anytime

Thank cescotrip
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place by the sea. We had a good dinner. Pizza was great and we had cutlet in marsala sauce and another in lemon sauce. Pleasant service and moderate price.

Thank Sara Y
Reviewed 11 May 2018

I tried my first Pasta alla Norma here and it was delicious. It is a typical Sicilian pasta dish made with aubergines/eggplant and I loved it, it was the best one I tasted. We had great vegetables too and the staff were helpful and attentive,...More

Thank Mirtha
Reviewed 31 March 2018

This restaurant has been established a few years in town. Serving pizza & Italian dishes. Fresh fish, pasta, meat, veg & salads. Good wine list. Clean & well presented. Popular with couples. Friendly service. Good food. It's slightly busy because it's popular, so tables fill...More

Thank Francesca T
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Small, cozy restaurant with a typical Sicilian menu: seafood, pizza, pasta. We each ordered pizza which was prepared well. The ingredients were fresh and the wood fired oven prepared the right level of doneness. Tables were close together but most tables had a view of...More

Thank dnchambe
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Ordered a bottle of 2015 Nero D’Avola that was corked. A 25 euro bottle of wine should’ve been good. Seafood salad with bad mussels. Linguine allo scoglio not bad but lacked flavor. Had water downed Limoncello. Service was OK but waiter kept on buzzing our...More

Thank vcarl12
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I ordered sea food gratinato (sea food covered with bread pieces cooked in the oven). I have waited for about thirty minutes but food is very good. One start off because I have been asked by three times within 5 minutes if I am ready...More

Thank hohoho2008
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Great sea food pizza and pasta. Wine was ok and price was good. Service was basic, could've been better.

Thank Tuomas V
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Late dinner. Slowly and a litle bad service. Good and tasty food. We had pasta Vongole and Swordgish and both where exellent. Evening was very busy.

Thank Sari K
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Not really impressed with either the food or service here. My pasta alla Norma was not that great and we just felt the atmosphere was lacking and unwelcoming. There are to our minds better places to eat in Giardini than this but each to their...More

Thank Bubblesdevere
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$58
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:15
19:00 - 23:15
19:00 - 23:15
19:00 - 23:15
19:00 - 23:15
19:00 - 23:15
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 571570
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