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La Grotta Azzurra

Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 24163
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good26%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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“fresh fish” (42 reviews)
“seafood” (42 reviews)
“mussels” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old style family Italian restaurant that feels homely. The food is good but I agree with reviews that say you can get as good, if not better food for half the price elsewhere. I thought the service poor. I sensed they knew...More

Thank Lucy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a good meal here on an Easter visit to Taormina. Managed to get a table quite late on, but it was busy so it’s probably best to book. All the fresh fish was on a table in front of the chefs, and you could...More

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is lovely however the calamari a bit rubbery, the highlight though are the family who run it! Entertainment for hours just watching them and being able to see into the kitchen was a plus. Had a massage instead of dessert from our waiter!...More

Thank HocJunior
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our evening at la gritty azura. Owner is vary hands on and it is a real local family ru n business . Food was simple but good and we would definitely return

Thank AnneNap33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across here on our first night, waiter was quite pushy but the owner was really nice and down to earth talking our order he practically chosen what we should have, we went with his choice my partner had a whole red snapper which was...More

Thank Luke D
Reviewed 5 March 2018

I ate an excellent Pasta alle vongole. Service was excellent. Waiter raved about our friendly, pleasant and humble PM. Proud to be Canadian in Taormina.

Thank taormina171255
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent if you are looking for a wide selection of freshly cooked fish and shellfish. Could run up a big bill if you go for the fish of the day which is priced by the 100g and weighed with head tail and guts which are...More

Thank Wendi51
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We visited out of season when most of the places is closed. We were tired so we decided to give the place a change. It's nothing special to be honest. I had much better food in Sicily for less money. The staff was nice, so...More

Thank Elżbieta W
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

One of the few less-than-good meals we have had in Sicily. The salmon risotto was good - thank you for that. The rest was unfortunately not. And the price came to over fifty euro for: one glass of house red wine that tasted watery, bread...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a 5 out of 5. Anyone who gives this a 3.5 is a competitor. We were treated really well by all staff, especially our waitress. We had three courses plus bread, a bottle of red, rolled veal, risotto salmon and pistachio, and...More

Thank Patrick S
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30 April 2017|
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Response from Life-is-an-Adventure | Reviewed this property |
Are you referring to the glass of wine they give as a gift at the end of the meal? We loved it too and returned the next day to ask what it was. It was Passito - an Italian "straw wine" (see Wikipedia) aka raisin wine... 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 24163
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