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Via San Domenico di Guzman 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 24055
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Via San Domenico di Guzman 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for dinner and were delighted with the welcome and friendly staff. The raw mixed fish starter was generous and well prepared and tasted great and the following dishes of veal, sea bass and tuna was well prepared and we all really enjoyed our...More

Thank Phillip G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really cosy restaurant. You are sitting in the courtyard under the pergola which gives a nice atmosphere. There are many waiters and all of them are incredibly attentive and very friendly. Among other things, we tasted some appetizers with seafood and it...More

Thank Ersgaardi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a Tues eve. Service was excellent, every member of staff was friendly but the food was average at best. We had the beef carpaccio and fried mozzarella to start. The mozzarella was ok but not great. It wasn't hot, was only warm, not...More

Thank Anne-Marie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from a wonderful meal at this restaurant. 6 of us turned up without a reservation and were fitted in to a beautiful little courtyard. The food and service was excellent. Wine recommendations were great. We had a wide variety of food and...More

Thank Daniel K
MAFFEIS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Maffei's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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Salve Gent. Danil k. La voglio ringraziare per le belle parole spese per il Maffei's è soprattutto per il team...More

Reviewed 13 May 2018

I hosted a party of seven there a few days ago. I waited 10 minutes to be given a winelist, but most of all was told by a waiter he would have to get the managers permission to serve white wine by the glass. Given...More

Thank Gentle_Travellers
MAFFEIS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Maffei's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear reviewer. I would like to thank you for being our guest at Maffei's and for having the time to describe what has been his experience in our restaurant even if I do not read it again because it denies having found an arrogant and...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018

theres a lovely ambiance about this restaurant which is based largely in a garden environment The waiters are very passionate about the food they serve. The menu is imaginative but at the same time representative of all that's good about Italian food. It's pricey but...More

Thank Anna V
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Great service, always ensuring our water and wine glass was filled, and providing great recommendations for our meal and wine. Beautiful outdoor space to enjoy the meal. Food was some of the best we had in Sicily as well. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Michealangelo
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We came here on recommendation of our b&b. The food is delicious and high quality. Service is friendly and efficient. The outside garden is lovely and romantic with vines crawling on terraces and twinkle lights. We loved it so much, we went twice during our...More

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we did not try this restaurant on our first day ...we surely would have returned. We ate here for lunch on our last day and it was the best food we had in Taormina. Slightly more expensive than the average prices of the many...More

Thank ME2014BB
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The concierge at our hotel recommended Maffei's as a nice local restaurant. He was on the money. Food was delicious, wine was tasty, and the service was perfect. We wanted a quiet place w/o a tourist vibe, and we succeeded. We weren't sure what we...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 81
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Domenico di Guzman 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 24055
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