From family-run trattorias to elegant Michelin Star restaurants, you'll be spoiled for choice in the historic town of Taormina.
Our Top Ten Restaurants in Taormina
1. Osteria RossoDiVino
Vico De Spuches, 8, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
+39 0942 628653
A fabulous seafood osteria, tucked away in a courtyard dating back to the 14th century. What it lacks in views, it makes up for in the passion and commitment of the family team behind it. Expect reasonably priced fresh seafood and meat dishes, lovingly prepared and paired with excellent local wine.
2. Casa GioLi
Via Giordano Bruno 2, 98039, Taormina
+39 0942 683017
In the heart of historic Taormina, near the cathedral, Casa GioLi offers traditional Sicilian meat and fish dishes with a modern twist, delicious traditional desserts, Sicilian DOP cheeses and an extensive wine selection featuring both local and international wines. Expect great food and excellent service in an elegant yet unpretentious setting.
Casa GioLi, is not just a restaurant, however, it is also an art gallery, where young emerging artists can display their photography, paintings and sculptures.
3. Da Cristina
Via Strabone, 2, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
+39 0942 21171
A popular, family-run restaurant which also offers a very good takeaway service. The set menu is very reasonably priced and the takeaway prices are even better - the arancini are reputedly excellent and only cost a couple of euros. Da Cristina is perfect for a lunchtime snack or a casual light dinner.
4. Principe Cerami
San Domenico Palace Hotel, Piazza San Domenico, 5, 98039 Taormina
+39 0942 613111
With a lovely terrace overlooking the sea, this 2 Michelin Star restaurant is extremely popular, and it is advised to book well in advance. Serving high quality, exquisitely presented dishes from both its tasting and à la carte menus, the service is excellent with great attention paid to every detail.
A knowledgeable and extremely helpful sommelier will help you select the perfect wine to accompany your meal. Principe Cerami is the perfect choice for a special occasion.
5. Ristorante Nettuno da Siciliano
Salita Santippo, 5, 98039 Taormina
+39 0942 62602
Centrally located, this lovely restaurant in a pretty garden setting offers great food and friendly, efficient service. Their ‘Taste of Sicily’ six-course, tasting menu is particularly good value.
Their cooking classes, which include a very interesting visit to the local market, come highly recommended.
6. Arco Russo
7, Via Naumachia, 7, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
+39 335 582 1830
Perfect for a spot of people watching, the Arco Russo is an atmospheric and relaxed bar, offering tasty panini, bruschetta and pasta dishes, as well as very good house wines and draught beer.
7. St George
The Ashbee Hotel, Viale S. Pancrazio, 46, 98039 Taormina
+39 0942 23537
Mediterranean fine dining inspired by the freshest seasonal produce and local specialities, at the elegant colonial style small hotel, The Ashbee. Reserve a table either in the stylish dining room or the outdoor terrace, to enjoy glorious sea views and outstanding food and service - perfect for a romantic evening for two.
8. Ristorante Villa Antonio
Via Luigi Pirandello, 88, 98039 Taormina
+39 0942 625502
One of the most popular restaurants in Taormina, it is highly recommended that you book in advance if you wish to dine at Ristorante Villa Antonio. Expect a friendly, welcoming service, great food and wine, and wonderful views across Isola Bella from their lovely outdoor terrace.
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