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La Vela

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Via Lungomare Tysandros, 88, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 571570
19:00 - 23:00
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Wed - Mon 19:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:30 - 14:00
Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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103 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can get a pretty good meal in this place. The table settings are lovely, the views that you get are lovely, the waiters can be friendly at times. I was honestly a bit terrified when we went cause we got this waiter with a cold and I really didn't wanna catch one again on my last days there. The... More 

Thank Cristy M
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Some italian ladys recommended us this restaurant...we had a lovely moment ...but were disappointed by the staff not smiley not helpful except for the owner or supervisor...the table and the place were Nice. We enjoyed the gourmet food...No regrets

Thank Laetitiagi
Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were 4 people (2 couples + baby) travelling in the north east part of Sicily. One of the evenings we spent in Giardini Naxos. Nice place, the beach front restaurants and bars were quite touristy - not this one! Great fish, and pasta dishes.

Thank Tami T
Lully, Switzerland
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

One of the few sea-side restaurants open in October with good fare and efficient staff. Excellent risotto and. Large variety of pizzas.

Thank Baat46
Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We went the La Vela since the reviews were favourable - but left quite disappointed. In general, the experience was quite bland. Food did not taste much at all, we had one meat dish and one pizza. Service was ok, but unenhusiastic. Red house wine was served chilled(?). In general, good food seems to be a shortage in Giardini Naxos... More 

Thank mr1336
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

All the food was delicious including the dessert. Very good service as well. Vast choice including pizza. Definitely recommended .

Thank AnnaMarie G
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Good service and good food! Nice restaurant that felt a little less touristy than others around the area! We were quite happy with our meal, decent size and great taste!

Thank Izzmon
Moscow, Russia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on 2 of october 2016. We took pasta, wine and meat. It wasn't bad, but nothing special. We didn't like service. But then we was brough a check, total was 30% upper. And they didn't recognize their mistake, and didn't apologies.

Thank Александр Ш
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at this restaurant because of the decor it was so fancy and nice. We had the fritto misto one of the best in sicily which was really nice unfortunately one of the waitresses was sick with a cold and we had to try and stay away when she was serving us the food. Nice friendly staff though and... More 

Thank margot0416
Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This was our favourite restaurant in both gardini naxos and taormina. The staff were great, so friendly and alot of fun. And the food was amazing, great seafood. The mussles starter was amazing and the pistachio and tuna pate was to die for. Great wine choices and amazing sea views

Thank irishfoodie90

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$54
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?