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Al Saraceno

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Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 632015
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
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19:00 - 23:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We've been welcomed by the boss who made us understand that we were in a prestigious place. If you're Italian and drive a Porsche, you will be served first. Having said that, the food was incredible, (if you like your pastas al dente) especially the antipasti and the prices were very correct even if we felt like the boss made... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

On our visit we were welcomed by the owner himself seated at a lovely table the place was empty cause we were there early. Funnily we weren't given menus cause they aren't that busy being December in Taormina but were suggested antipasti by the owner and some main course we ended up taking the antipasti which were succulent local delicacies... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

At the top of the steps from Taormina town, so a 20 min walk or bus ride up unless staying nearby. By the Saracen castle and with some great views of mainland Italy nearby, as well as down the Sicilian coast. Good local food, friendly service and low prices. We had an excellent fish cous cous to share after pasta... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This place is well worth making the trip up the winding road (or the zig-zag staircase for the ultra-fit) from the centre of Taormina to the tiny sanctuary of the Madonna della Roca next door. We half expected that the food would play second fiddle to the truly amazing panoramic view of Mount Etna and the coast down to Naxos... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants in Taormina, lovely food and good service. Gnocchi was delicious!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

A 5-minute walk up a steep incline from our hotel, Villa Angela, Al Saraceno was our "local." It wasn't a compromise though, as it turned out to have the best combination in Taormina of warm welcome, efficient service, incredible view from the rooftop terrace tables, great food and acceptable prices. We ate here twice and they happily kept our 1/2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic views, excellent and warm service with some traditional Sicilian dishes. If it's about the ambiance and great service with good food.. then this is definitely a place to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The location is spectacular. Our daughter had arranged for us to have an evening birthday meal at the Saraceno so we went before sunset so we could see the wonderful view. The service was charming and the owners were most concerned that we should be seated where we would be happy. The food and wine was excellent and we had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We walked up the many many steps from Taormina to this restaurant and it was definitely worth it (25 min walk up steps from Taormina centre) Best food of our holiday. We had the seafood trio (swordfish, tuna and seabass) and king prawn risotto. Would recommend, well worth the steps :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Overlooking the Ionian sea and the sparkling bay at Taormina this restaurant served up an absolutely outstanding meal. What a delight. The staff were attentive without being intrusive but the chef was a master. Finished with an almond desert wine this was definitely a meal to remember and a restaurant to highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?