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La Grotta Azzurra

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Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23505
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11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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136 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 481 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

If you want good fresh fish, done simply and well, and presented beautifully, this is the place. We cannot compare La Grotta with the other, no doubt also excellent fine fish restaurants in Taormina, as this is the only one we ate at - but we can say that we did well eating here. You choose the fish, they grill... More 

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Brisbane
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had at least two great and memorable dinners here, great food and wine and wonderful warm service from all staff.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We ate here twice and highly recommend the mussels, sea bass and the clam and lemon risotto. A great atmosphere with attentive waiters and lots if interaction with the itinerant musicians who pass by each evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was our favourite when in Taormina. We had dinner first night and we were so pleased we came the second too! Our last dinner was also here; friendly staff ( especially Salve so funny and cool) fresh food, unforgettable taste, live Sicilian music .

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Thank Denise C
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Walked past this restaurant the previous evening, and liked the look of fresh seafood on display, inquired if they expected anchovies or sardines in tomorrow, the reply was -yes it they catch any- Sure enough they had anchovies on display the next evening!! Simply grilled and where superb, the other special was fresh pasta with Porcini. Go for the food... More 

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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Returning to Sicily after six years La Grotta Azzurra was top of the 'to do' list for a second visit to this fantastic restaurant and the food and service was just as we remembered. Simple cooking, the chef lets the freshness of the fish do the talking and we loved the mussels, tuna tartare, mixed grilled fish and shellfish linguine.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

After 3 trips to Europe from Australia over the last 6 years we have eaten at most restaurants in Taormina. This restaurant has such amazing seafood dishes, we have been several times. Don't miss the fresh fish, octopus salad and risotto vongole with lemon. Pricing is value for money given the quality and portion size. Great for a romantic lunch... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Walked in without reservation. They found us a place to sit which was great. We wanted to take some appetizers and wait to order our meal but they would not allow us to do that without a fight. So we ordered everything and even though the food was in general very good, we thought it was overpriced in comparison to... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

If you want to feel the pressure from host and waiters to take the highest price item from the menu and being treated as a tourist that are there to spend the money, you can go La Grotta Azurra. The menu is typical for Sicily, the quality of the food is average, the service is poor and you will end... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I use fish soup as a bench mark for all good fish restaurants across the world and this ranks as one of the best. I mentioned this to the owner who went and cooked it himself for me, it was fantastic. The service was good and the staff friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 23505

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