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“Very romantic setting and good service”

Ristorante Ciampoli
Ranked #85 of 305 Restaurants in Taormina
Price range: US$ 46 - US$ 1,158
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Restaurant Ciampoli of Taormina offers you the best dishes of a rich à la carte menu, conceived and prepared by our talented chef, an unrepeatable experience that will inebriate you with the famous aromas of traditional Sicilian cuisine.The wines, selected from prestigious Sicilian, Italian and international wine cellars are combined with fresh, first-quality ingredients, the only way to transform romantic dinners, working lunches and special events into unforgettable memories.
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon ciampoli which is found up a small pathway from Corso Umberto. The whole experience was very romantic from the lift up to the terrace, to the complimentary prosecco and the views of Etna and Giardini-naxos. We went midweek and the place was quiet which made it even more special but I imagine it gets busy on weekends.

The food was very good - we ate the fish of the day and the swordfish rolls - and the service was friendly. We had a really enjoyable evening and would recommend.

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Reviewed 16 June 2015

If you just end up in Taormina, you'll have this place to visit! Climbing up to the narrow street there it is hiding all the beauties it has, just explore! Start with Risotto con Mandorle and Pesce fresco! Also don't miss the cheese plate! Warm welcome of the personnel and the elegant decoration would help you enjoy your time during your stay.

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Reviewed 12 January 2015

I was there on Christmas period and, even if I know Taormina quite well I didn't know this small and fantastic hotel, El Jebel's the name, where this lovely restaurant is. We had probably the best food of Taormina in a warm and nice atmosphere. simply the best!

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Thank Joseph T
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Reviewed 1 December 2014

We do like everything in this place! the excellent staff, the fish menu the fantastic panna cotta dessert... what can I say? Thank you grazieeeee

Thank pekka t
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Ristorante Ciam... T, Direttore at Ristorante Ciampoli, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2014

Dear Pekka,

what can we say? just a warm "grazie" for your nicest words. It is to read thise words that we will moltiply our efforts in future!!
We look forward for seeing you again!!

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Reviewed 17 November 2014

First of all let me state that the manager of the hotel, who regaled both charm and charisma, was fantastic. He is an asset and very little explanation is needed as to why he was recalled back to this venue from Las Vegas to try and turn the place around.
Now to the actual bones of the review: The meal was awful, it is as simple as that. The meat and fish were overcooked, the portions were tiny and the desserts were absolutely pitiful.
We, as a family, were highly disappointed as the price was higher than three nights worth of three course meals placed together. It was farcical pricing and I have eaten in many michelin star restaurants in London and so I'am not shy of paying high prices for excellent food.
We were hoping that this would be the highlight of our family holiday and that we could have enjoyed it throughly but sadly we did not. The manager obviously saw our disappointment and allowed us to enjoy our last remaining evening on the roof terrace, which had been closed that evening due to the smallest amount of rain I have ever been a party to. We took a couple of snaps, while Etna dribbled out lava and then descended into our room for our last sleep in Taormina, somewhat disgruntled and a lot poorer for our meal at Ciampoli.

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Thank Mark N
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Ristorante Ciam... T, Direttore at Ristorante Ciampoli, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2014

Dear Mark,

we are really sorry in discovering that your experience at our Ciampoli Restaurant has not been appropriate, following your comments. We always try to make any dinner an unique event and we do hope that you will come back again in Taormina and will allow us to demostrate how our food can be much better of what your experience shows.

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