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La Grotta Azzurra

Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23505
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (36 reviews)
“mussels” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Fish restaurant in the middle of town. The atmosphere was good and service was equally good but the fresh fish and shrimp were very bland. It was also high price so not worth the money. Dissappointed.

Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were attracted by the fish display case in front and decided to give it a try. They had fresh uni which I ordered. They had very little meat in them but what was there was good. They recommended a comb fish which is fried...More

Thank Annie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us ate here every night for a week and it was so good and hardly repeated any starter or main course. Great variety and change of fresh fish daily as well as great meat and pasta dishes. Staff very helpful and friendly with...More

Thank foodie-traveller45
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a restaurant. We would like to eat seafood. They have sea products on a refrigerator with lots of ice right in front of the restaurant. The owner, a typical Italian, kindly came to greet us. Negotiate with him the possibility of...More

Thank Vlamir17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was suggested to us. It turned out to be the worst meal in Taormina. The staff were not very friendly and we do speak Italian and English, so there wasn't a language problem. The wrong quantities of orders came out and the meals...More

Thank Raffaele_N46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

......and every meal was spot on. The seafood is on ice in a lovely display right outside the restaurant. The owner will select for you, bring it to the table for your approval and then prepare it as requested. The risotto with salmon is very...More

Thank travchef
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In Sicily for 10 days already and first bad dining experience is Grotta Azzurra in Taormina. We were supposed to go somewhere else, but sat down here drawn by the nice fresh seafood display. The mules turned out unfresh, chewy old things... They served fried...More

Thank AdamMada123
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Very welcoming, excellent English, had GF options, food was excellent especially the langoustines with spicy tomato sauce on linguine. We had read many mixed reviews for here but honestly it was a lovely meal, excellent service, price was fine, we would definitely return.

Thank Giles H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

If you want great seafood....this is the place. My spouse doesn't like seafood...this is still the place! Pasta con le sarde, linguine with clam sauce, pasta con ricci, mussels, are just a few of the dishes I've tried over several visits. All were delicious! My...More

Thank figtree2
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at this restaurant. It was great and the fish was delicious. We also had a nice chat with the owner. For fish lovers this is a must

Thank Chris Z
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We had a delicious house white wine . Can you let me know what it was called
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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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 23505
  • E-mail