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Al Saraceno

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Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 632015
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
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Valencia, Spain
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At the top of the steps from Taormina town, so a 20 min walk or bus ride up unless staying nearby. By the Saracen castle and with some great views of mainland Italy nearby, as well as down the Sicilian coast. Good local food, friendly service and low prices. We had an excellent fish cous cous to share after pasta... More 

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London
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is well worth making the trip up the winding road (or the zig-zag staircase for the ultra-fit) from the centre of Taormina to the tiny sanctuary of the Madonna della Roca next door. We half expected that the food would play second fiddle to the truly amazing panoramic view of Mount Etna and the coast down to Naxos... More 

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New Forest, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favourite restaurants in Taormina, lovely food and good service. Gnocchi was delicious!!!

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Thank ClaireOsm
London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A 5-minute walk up a steep incline from our hotel, Villa Angela, Al Saraceno was our "local." It wasn't a compromise though, as it turned out to have the best combination in Taormina of warm welcome, efficient service, incredible view from the rooftop terrace tables, great food and acceptable prices. We ate here twice and they happily kept our 1/2... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic views, excellent and warm service with some traditional Sicilian dishes. If it's about the ambiance and great service with good food.. then this is definitely a place to visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The location is spectacular. Our daughter had arranged for us to have an evening birthday meal at the Saraceno so we went before sunset so we could see the wonderful view. The service was charming and the owners were most concerned that we should be seated where we would be happy. The food and wine was excellent and we had... More 

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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We walked up the many many steps from Taormina to this restaurant and it was definitely worth it (25 min walk up steps from Taormina centre) Best food of our holiday. We had the seafood trio (swordfish, tuna and seabass) and king prawn risotto. Would recommend, well worth the steps :-)

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Overlooking the Ionian sea and the sparkling bay at Taormina this restaurant served up an absolutely outstanding meal. What a delight. The staff were attentive without being intrusive but the chef was a master. Finished with an almond desert wine this was definitely a meal to remember and a restaurant to highly recommend.

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Thank 40Steve2610
Port Orange, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

At the cross in Taormina and a wonderful view, Great food and the owner and staff are very friendly and accommodating.

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West Midlands, UK
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137 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The nearest restaurant to our hotel high above Taormina. Varied menu with food nicely cooked and well presented. Would visit again. Lovely house red wine.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?