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Al Saraceno

Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 632015
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (90 reviews)
“couscous” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Great local restaurant located above Taormina downtown. Go here for great food at decent prices with great views. Only downfall - u have to take cab. Can not walk to! But still worth it and simply one of the best Taormina has to offer.

1  Thank fencingdad
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We chose this place after we read all those wondetful reviews from TripAdvisor. Unfortunately we were really disappointed after the visit. We ordered beef carpaccio and we could only tasted water but not beef. This usually is because the beef was frozen and defrosted by...More

1  Thank JC1314
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I dined there with my 2 teenage daughters as we were staying nearby. We were very disappointed with the whole experience. The food was average and the service was just ok. We were really looking forward to our evening meal there but left feeling really...More

1  Thank jacksyb100
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We picked this restaurant because it was near our hotel. The views alone are worth checking out. Staff was very friendly, and offered us a few options of where we wanted to sit. Food was wonderful, we had a salad, chicken entree and seafood entree...More

Thank dfwalsh368
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Lunch was a combination of gnocchi with shrimp, ricotta macaroni, salmon ravioli and lightly grilled tuna. All dishes were superb and the only negative is that the gnocchi starter is too big (nothing to grumble about really). Prices are reasonable at ££, not £££ and...More

4  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Beautiful views from their hilltop setting. A warm greeting from the owner and manager. Home cooking. A locals favorite. Two memorable seafood meals here. Thank you Al Saraceno.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Despite the fact that we were hungry and had cycled up to this restaurant, the food was excellent. Service was good and the price reasonable, The view was fabulous, making this one of our favorite stops during an eleven day tour of the island.

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was our second time in Al Saraceno, On our return to Taormina we just had to go back. Al Saraceno was recommended by a local. The most amazing location and service. It would be hard to find a better restaurant or setting in Taormina....More

Thank David M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

After hearing the locals recommend this hill top restaurant, we opted to make the climb from our nearby hotel. Once there we were met with a smile and seated quickly with friends who had arrived earlier. Very accommodating! Our meals were served together though ordered...More

Thank jjflan
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This was our last dinner in Taormino, and a highlight. Our table on the terrace had a terrific view of Mt. Etna, the bay, and the town twinkling below (the restaurant is on the highest street, next to the Madonna del Rocca church). We ordered...More

Thank ChrisABeaune
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Response from Michael P | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. we took a taxi. very few stairs in the restuarant. enjoy.
Pat N
18 November 2016|
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Response from Loz K | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think they close
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Response from MetteMoe | Reviewed this property |
It is not all that expensive - I was actually surprised. The pizzas are the same price as the pizzas you pay for in the city centre. You can have very good Sicilian wine and pay only 20-30 Euro a bottle. Don't hesitate to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 632015
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