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Ristorante Taverna al Paladino

Via Naumachia 21, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 393 350 7914
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“pasta” (32 reviews)
“tuna” (12 reviews)
“caponata” (6 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 11:45 PM Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Via Naumachia 21, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noted the bad reviews on here. We ate here on 03 October 2018. Our experience was fantastic. Excellent food. Excellent service. No issues at all. Just wondering if problems when different staff on, or if we were just lucky? Would definitely go again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Went last night for our 20th anniversary. Started off basic - bread not fresh, no oil, but OK. Then the waiter totally blew us off, focusing on a nearby table of four instead. We had been seated at the restaurant half an hour earlier, but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank HeatherWok
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Went to this restaurant twice. First time excellent food and service. Second visit not good at all. Waited for an hour for starter which I had to ask for. Food not great either.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank garrettsEngland
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Previous reviews are mixed and a bit hit and miss. Go with miss! We waited about 45 minutes for a cold starter. It was beautifully presented but don’t think it takes that long to arrange melon and ham on a plate. An hour later we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Elliemay662
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my husband decided to eat in this restaurant based on tripadvisor reviews. They served us bread- just dry bread with no oil or balsamiv vinegear. I ordered fried squids and shrimps- came very very dry, barely can feel the squid taste, tastes of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Rasha I
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Chef needs to taste food octopus salad with potatoes and capers so salty left bad taste. Tuna with raisins and pine nuts not sure what the sauce was but again too much salt.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 760marieh
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

I have to agree. The service was slow. We thought that the locals were served attentively so the visiting foreigners can wait. The location is very popular and there is plenty of choice. We had the experience of a specific dish of fresh pasta with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mastermuzz
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We ate here while visiting Taormina and were really disappointed. We ordered 2 beers to drink and it took over 20 minutes before they were even brought to our table. After waiting for another 20 minutes, we were finally served our first dishes, the caponata,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank WanderingFoodie2
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We went several times to this restaurant during our stay in Taormina and everything we tried was just delicious. The menu has a huge selection of tuna dishes and the service is friendly. The highlight was the platter of raw shrimps and scampi. Surprised by...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Arichok
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We left after two hours of waiting for our first course! Read good reviews so decided to pick this place. It wasn’t super busy but waiter warned us that may be a small wait for food. Two hours later and we were still waiting. Other...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank oisin15
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 33 - US$ 68
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
9:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Naumachia 21, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 393 350 7914
  • E-mail
The Taverna al Paladino restaurant is located in Taormina on the historic Naumachia street. The name was not chosen by chance; in fact, you can admire several "palatine" scenes depicting the ceramics of Caltagirone (Catania) in terracotta.
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