Porta Messina
Porta Messina
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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  • WillieMacfan
    Healdsburg, California792 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Entrance to the Corso Umberto
    Porta Messina is the entrance gate to town once you leave the parking garage. The piazza around the gate is a pleasant open space where you can gather your group together and discuss your plans for the next few hours. Good views
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Jaclyn R
    San Antonio, Texas1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Maurizio is the best!
    I took the cannoli and pizza making classes and they were both wonderful! Maurizio was such an amazing teacher and created a fun environment! One of the highlight of my trip to Taormina and I highly recommend learning from Maurizio. Good company, good wine, and great food!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Dallastraveler49
    Dallas, Texas190 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Yummy calzone
    We found this restaurant before we went to tour the Amphitheater in Taormina. There were 8 of us and we were lucky to find the perfect table. Between the group we had calzone, pizza, salads and a veal cutlet with fries. All the food was hot and tasty. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The service was a little slow, but the attendants were friendly and helpful.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 October 2023
  • TheNewburgh5
    Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom16 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Food… however !!!
    Food very good but they need to work on the front of house service. I totally understand it can be a long shift for them. But asking for an additional plate and being made to feel uncomfortable by the waiter staring at you is totally unacceptable. Lovely food but certainly not sn enjoyable experience.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 October 2023
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Laura
Southampton, UK14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The beginning of the high street - a lovely gateway into an arty and historic world. Remember to have a wander down the side streets so you don't miss any hidden gems!
Written 11 March 2024
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Garry C
Kent, UK348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
What an amazing cooking experience, so much fun, eating the pizza we made afterwards was beautiful, we went back a few days later for lunch and was faultless. Very highly recommend the Pizza making classes, if not, This is the only place to go for Lunch/ Dinner
Written 1 February 2024
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Chelsea197
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Absolutely horrible food, ordered a pizza Calzone and a mixed salad. OMG never seen food so bad, even a child can do the pizza better then what was offered. Basically I was served bread, ham and water, see pictures. Customers toilet is inside kitchen with human waste all over the toilet and some on the wall, itself, toilet door wide open staff cooking few feet away, none of kitchen staff wearing any gloves. Absolutely discussed
Written 18 October 2023
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TheNewburgh5
Aberdeenshire, UK16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Food very good but they need to work on the front of house service. I totally understand it can be a long shift for them. But asking for an additional plate and being made to feel uncomfortable by the waiter staring at you is totally unacceptable. Lovely food but certainly not sn enjoyable experience.
Written 3 October 2023
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Dallastraveler49
Dallas, TX190 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We found this restaurant before we went to tour the Amphitheater in Taormina. There were 8 of us and we were lucky to find the perfect table. Between the group we had calzone, pizza, salads and a veal cutlet with fries. All the food was hot and tasty. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. The service was a little slow, but the attendants were friendly and helpful.
Written 1 October 2023
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Katmo1864
Los Angeles, CA96 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Awful food. The lasagna was dried out and burnt. Frozen lasagna is better and this is an Italian restaurant. Pizza was cold and soggy. I was sick from this garbage the next day. Service was just as bad as the food. Absolute worst dining experience in an area that offers hundreds of other amazing restaurants. AVOID!!!!
Written 18 September 2023
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Jkh
Manchester, UK16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Staff rude! Service appalling
Foid medioca
Mine was cold sent it back came ages after my husband had finished so refused it.
Terrible!
Written 6 September 2023
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Eugenia059
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We ordered 3 pizzas, pasta to share and salads. The food was delicious. The lasagna was cooked to perfection and the pizzas had just the right amount of toppings and the crust was crispy and definitely not soggy. Our waiter, Mauritizo was especially attentive and super efficient. Our order came quickly and the food was hot and delicious.
Written 20 August 2023
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Jaclyn R
San Antonio, TX1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I took the cannoli and pizza making classes and they were both wonderful! Maurizio was such an amazing teacher and created a fun environment! One of the highlight of my trip to Taormina and I highly recommend learning from Maurizio. Good company, good wine, and great food!
Written 14 August 2023
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WillieMacfan
Healdsburg, CA792 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Porta Messina is the entrance gate to town once you leave the parking garage. The piazza around the gate is a pleasant open space where you can gather your group together and discuss your plans for the next few hours.

Good views
Written 24 July 2023
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