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La Taverna dell' Etna

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Via Alcide De' Gasperi 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 28868
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 22:45
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18:45 - 22:45
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pasta dish was nice and well cooked but avoid the pizza which was disappointing. But overall safe bet for lunch but if you want pizza probably try another place.

Thank Jennifer S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate the home-made pasta special with tomato sauce, eggplants, and grilled ricotta & spaghetti carbonara. With the local red wine. More than perfect. 😍

Thank Patricija T
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited last Friday. The good first, the food was very good and view was spectacular. It is a very nice restaurant that I would have rated very high but the waiters were indifferent and acted like they were doing us a favour. The younger server was very nice and friendly but the older guys acted like... More 

Thank Dan M
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

What a view!!! The Mount Etna, the country side and the sea whilst you're eating some quite good food! The terrace is quite small so during the high season, you'll probably have to book a table in advance. We've had some fish and it was really good and for a really decent price for what looks like a touristy restaurant.

Thank Laurent_Ben75
Siggiewi, Malta
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is situated in Castelmola, which is a very high location. The food, we ordered fish and seafood, was very fresh and good. The view over there was nearly as good as the food. We were placed on the terrace in front of Etna. Worth visiting.

Thank Chris Z
Bern, Switzerland
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We went to La Taverna dell etna because of the reviews and were very satisfied, great choice. The trip there is already a very special experience with magnificent views of the etna at dusk. The host are also the owners and they offer a very personalized service and are kindly available for explanations about the different sicilan specialties. Ingredients were... More 

Thank swisstourist81
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Stunning views of Etna and pretty good food too! So often when a restaurant has such a stunning location it falls short with its food as customers will come anyway. Thankfully that isn't the case here. The food and service were excellent during our lunchtime visit. Would thoroughly recommend a visit if you're in town.

Thank Hallatonman
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1 review
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Exceptional food ,you can't miss any taste and love all the view of mount Etna . Can't miss this place in Castelmola.

Thank Marisa C
Worcester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We ate here one of the last nights in Taormina and the view was incredible! We were seated on the balcony facing Mount Etna and were able to watch the sunset while we ate. The food was wonderful and the service was great. One thing I noticed everywhere we went, you cannot get food like this in the states! One... More 

Thank heartstar_elin
Los Angeles, California
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149 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Was with a tour group in Sicily that had an entertaining evening at this restaurant. A popular place, no empty tables. Since we were with a tour group, only had two choices for the main course, meat or sea bass--I shared with a friend and sampled both. Steak and sausage dry, probably made ahead of time and heated. Sea bass... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$45
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 22:45
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 22:45
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 22:45
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 22:45
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 22:45
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 22:45
11:45 - 15:00
18:45 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alcide De' Gasperi 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Castelmola
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 28868

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