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Dining in & around Taormina

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La Capinera 

Via Nazionale 177 

Tel. +39 0942 626247  

Few minutes driving from Taormina, excellent one Michelin star kitchen (great raw fish appetizers) which offers the best of the local tradition, using always the best of the daily fish catch. 

Casa Grugno 

Via Santa de Greci 

Tel. +39 0942 21208  

Austrian chef Andreas Zangeri puts a modern spin on Sicilian recipes in this innovative and perennially popular restaurant. 

Al Giardino 

Via Bagnoli Croce 84

Tel. +39 0942 23

In the heart of the old town and close to the public gardens, this light and airy restaurant serves Mediterranean and Sicilian dishes featuring locally-grown produce. 

Trattoria Da Nino 

Via Luigi Pirandello 37 

Tel. +39 0942 21265

Managed by the same family for three generations, this traditional little trattoria offers Sicilian fish and meat specialities and beautiful coastal views from its terrace. 

La Bouganville 

Via Bagnoli Croci 88 

Tel. +39 0942 625218

Small charming restaurant where the excellent chef Sandro offers, toghether with warm hospitality, the best of the daily local production.

Casa Niclodi

Salita Alexander Humboldt 4

Tel. +39 0942 629276

Typical local kitchen with a good selection of local recipies.



La Siciliana

Via Marco Polo, 52

Tel. +39 0953 76400

Housed in a 19th-century villa, this long-established restaurant serving traditional Sicilian cuisine is considered one of the best in Catania.

Osteria i Tre Bicchieri  
Via San Giuseppe al Duomo 31

Tel. +39 0957 153540 

A sultry and sophisticated restaurant offering creative Mediterranean cuisine, over 1,000 wines and a wide range of fine spirits. Live jazz is also often on the menu.

Osteria Antica Marina
Via Pardo 29

Tel. +39 0953 48197

Situated right in front of Catania’s bustling fish market, this is the place to come for the freshest, most delicious fish and seafood dishes. Booking advisable.


Bar Turrisi

Via Piazza Duomo

Tel +39 0942 28181

A friendly café set on three floors and filled with quirky antiques and ephemera. Come for cocktails, pizza, ice cream or a refreshing glass of almond wine, and soak up the stupendous views.


Trattoria Pescomare 

Via Landolina 6

Tel. +39 0931 21075

Set in a vine-covered courtyard, this trattoria offers unpretentious fish dishes and Sicilian specialities.

Il Gattopardo
Via Cavour 67a

Tel. +39 0931 21910

A lively establishment known for its simple and filling dishes, where night owls head for their evening dose of pizza. A young and vibrant atmosphere ensures a good time for all.

Trattoria la Foglia

Via Capodieci 21

Tel. +39 0931 66233

Genuine Sicilian recipes, made with fresh, organic ingredients, are on offer at this cosy, antique-filled restaurant. A wide variety of vegetable and seafood dishes makes it ideal for non-meat eaters. Don’t miss the delicious, home-baked bread.


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