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“Excellent service & superb home-cooked food ”
Review of Al Giardino

Al Giardino
Ranked #46 of 305 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Discovered Al Giardino as we were staying at the nearby Villa Diodoro Hotel & walked passed by several times every day.

Received a brilliant warm & friendly welcome which is hugely important & always a great start & the service throughout our dining experience was thoroughly excellent & it’s lovely to support a traditional family enterprise that’s been in operation since the 1940’s. The Family are brilliant Hosts & seem to genuinely value your custom & sincerely care about your dining experience.

The food was also incredible; beautiful presented, incredibly delicious, plentiful & very reasonably priced. The desserts are in a league of their own, absolutely superb, if not highly calorific, but who cares..you’re on holiday.

Highly recommend & will definitely return when next in town.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Visited Al Gardino restaurant as on the road from our hotel after first visit continued to use this restaurant for most of our dinners enjoying evenings on the upper terrace. Excellent menu and wines paticular favourite ricotta cheese balls starter followed by swordfish or veal not forgetting the wonderful desserts.What really makes this restaurant special is the friendly staff making the night an enjoyable experience.
Suggest visitors find this restaurant opposite the famous gardens and want be disappointed by the welcome.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

We spent 2 nights in Taormina on the last stop of our Sicily vacation. While walking around and checking out restaurant menus, we found Ristorante Al Giardino to be very interesting and decided to dine there. We loved the restaurant so much that we returned the next night for our final Sicilian meal! On our first night, my husband had the best mussels ever! and ravioli with gorgonzola and pistachio cream - excellent. I had caprese salad and a tagliatelle dish with Mazara shrimp (the tenderest, most flavorful shrimp I've ever eaten!). Sicilian cannoli for dessert was better than all others I tasted. Our second night started with sharing the caprese salad and tagliatelle dish, veal marsala for my husband, veal milanese for me and panna cotta for dessert. Everything was mouth-watering delicious! The house wine is excellent as well.

Daniele and his brother carry on the family tradition of over 2 generations and take great pride in serving the freshest ingredients and tastiest dishes. Mamma takes care of desserts, and she is an excellent cook!

We had a wonderful dining experience and enjoyed hearing about the history of the family restaurant from Daniele. He is a great host and eager to share his love of great Sicilian food. I only wish that we could have brought some of the dishes home with us!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We had dinner at this place because was close to our hotel. Service was fast and good. Their octopus salad was really good, fresh and tasty. The homemade pasta is just amazing, their swordfish perfectly grilled. You can taste that ingredients are fresh. Tiramisu and panna cotta something you die for.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Dinner on 29-Jun-18 & 30; excellent food good service, went there next day other dishes other wine same experience; easy to find next to „Parque Publico“;

Date of visit: July 2018
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