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La Capinera

Via Nazionale, 177, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 626247
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tasting menu” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
“raw dishes” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Nazionale, 177, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service from the friendly staff, very well prepared and tasty food - very fitting for our daughters birthday. It was probably the best restaurant experience in our tour of Sicily. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It could just be my taste but I’m not really into raw seafood. We had the degustation. They started off very attentive explaining our meals. Half way through they lost interest dumped our plates and no one knew what we where eating. The train went...More

Thank Skinnybumm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s about 15 minute cab ride from Taormina down to the restaurant which is an unassuming building in between a main road and a railway line. A simple open air layout overlooking nothing you can see this time of year, does fill you full of...More

Thank Epicureously
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food. We had the seafood tasting menu and it was just delicious. Very high quality local products. The sitting is outside with the nice sea view.

Thank Paulina M
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant deserve a star. I have been before already in many michelin star restsurant, this one we went without we know it has a star. All meal was best. We try 6 course degustacion menu. From starters crudo raw fishes it was fabolous. To...More

Thank Zuzana N
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We had the 6 course tasting menu. The food was very good. 5 seafood based dishes and one dessert. You better really like fish if you order this menu as you get it in all shapes and sizes. The service was good but not at...More

Thank DearLiLi
Pietrodagostino, Proprietario at La Capinera, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Dear Guest, thank you so much for sharing your impressions about your recent experience at La Capinera. I will for sure discuss your precious suggestions with my team and try to improve our daily engagement with our guests. Hope to welcome you back soon and...More

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Star well-deserved. The 9 course tasting menu convinced me of what Italian cuisine can do with fish. Wine pairings also very well selected and a good overview of Sicilian whites.

2  Thank 2012NM
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Excellent dining! Absolutely fantastic, they made it possible for us to dine, even if they were fully booked. Fantastic food, amazing view, best hosts ever! Highly recommended! They made our anniversary even more spectacular!

2  Thank Andrei G
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Not a 1 star michelin at all !!! Between the highway and the railway, you have to refill your glass by your own, nothing special on the plate, the manager prefers to discuss with her friends instead of taking care of her guests The only...More

1  Thank hgouzalch
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This was a fabulous restaurant that had the best food in Italy. It had a nice view and close to the town (Taormina). I will definitely retreat to this restaurant when I return to Taormina.

3  Thank RGHTexas
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March 13, 2017|
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Response from Pietrodagostino | Property representative |
Dear sir/madam; Many thanks to contact us, yes you can book a table any time you like, if you prefer by TripAdvisor is great. In august we are open every day from 19:30 to 23.00 regards La Capinera team.
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March 13, 2017|
Response from Fiona C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no idea. Best thing to do is contact them and find out if you can. Hopefully you'll be able to
September 21, 2016|
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Response from BrynMawrBK | Reviewed this property |
While I don't recall a dress code, guests tend to dress up a bit. Women wear nice dresses, and my husband wore a jacket. The jacket is probably not essential, however.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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View, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale, 177, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 626247
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"La Capinera" is considered one of the best Italian restaurants. Michelin starred and consecrated by critics and the most prestigious international circuits, combines the creativity of the chef D'Agostino with regional typicality of excellence, creating the best reinterpretation of the Sicilian culinary tradition. From fish to vegetables, from Slow Food to the numerous Sicilian oils: the quality of raw materials is the other side of the success of La Capinera (along with the chef's touch, of course). The restaurant is located in Taormina mare, comfortably away from the bustling tourist center of the small and cantilevered on the splendor of the Ionian sea. The interiors reflect the chef's philosophy: elegant and comfortable environment, but able to communicate with the friendly and pleasant simplicity typical of the experience "La Capinera". The terrace in the summer, offers further unique suggestion: flavors, colors and scents of the Mediterranean, to be returned to lovers of beauty.
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