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Al Saraceno

Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 632015
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (86 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
“fritto misto” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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1 - 10 of 526 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the mixed antipasti starter which we shared. We both opted for pizza and they were huge - I had to admit defeat. The food was lovely and we were disappointed we couldn't go another night as it was fully booked. If you are...More

Thank PatsyHolmfirth
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a most delightful evening at the top of the mountsin overlooking Taormina. Our host was wonderful, checking on us and suggesting wine and food. We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and I had picked this restaurant tocelebrate. I was not disappointed.

Thank LauraChulaVista_CA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be prepared - the walk up is not for the faint hearted. But give your self time and enjoy the views as you ascend. Service was very friendly and helpful. House wine perfectly good. Mozzarella and tomatoes was a lovely starter. Pasta and risotto big...More

Thank London2NewYork
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here 3 times during our stay in Taormina. Reasonable prices (for Italy!) and interesting dishes. Efficient and friendly service. Am now busy trying to recreate at home the particularly delicious Sicilian Caponatina (vegetables) and a ricotta and honey dessert.

Thank Cheshiretravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views and solid food to compare with the views. Excellent location! Great food choices from pasta to main courses & desserts as well.

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a long walk up the stairs and I wanted to have a drink with the amazing view. When I said I wanted a drink only, the lady who apparently is a manager or something, refused to serve me. Only two or three tables...More

Thank Touristka-UA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate one evening, walking distance from our hotel. Great view, food was goid: had the vongole, good sauce and clams but pasta a little undercooked to our liking.

1  Thank GaudiLM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on the back of a recommendation and it didn't disappoint. My only regret was booking a table a bit late in the evening which meant we lost the view of Etna too early. It's worth going for the view alone but then we had...More

Thank Brierleymark
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a fantastic time at Al Saraceno for dinner. The view is stunning, the service is great and the food is delicious. I highly recommend walking up the scenic Salita Castello trail at sunset to reach the restaurant. It's hard work...More

Thank KrystleC86
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food in a beautiful setting overlooking the north Sicilian coastline and across to Etna. Hidden away at the top of Taormina, away from the hoards of tourists on the street, which gave it a much more relaxed feel than the rest of Taormina....More

Thank Jennifer W
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Questions & Answers
17 August 2017|
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Response from tommytandoor | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem taxi all the way and back
Pat N
19 November 2016|
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Response from Loz K | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think they close
11 August 2015|
Response from MetteMoe | Reviewed this property |
It is not all that expensive - I was actually surprised. The pizzas are the same price as the pizzas you pay for in the city centre. You can have very good Sicilian wine and pay only 20-30 Euro a bottle. Don't hesitate to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 632015
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