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il Barcaiolo

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Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 625633
12:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

il Barcaiolo was recommended by friends who are real foodies, who love nothing more than cooking local produce in traditional ways... this is what you get at il Barcaiolo... great food and a great dining experience with friendly staff who love food... and what a setting to eat great food in!

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Thank Mgowland
Wilton, Connecticut
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225 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The introduction to this Resturant is not safe and not user friendly... Beware... However the meal was elegant and delicious... The Resturant full ...obviously the stairs did not bother the crowd... Staff attentive.., fresh well executed fish ... Delicious meal

Thank achristine13
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Taormina is a very expensive and touristic town to visit, so you have to be careful where you end up, although TripAdvisor is helpful, the reviews are often written by Americans who are disappointed by the service and the fact that they had to walk up and down stairs. This restaurant came recommended by italians, so I gave it a... More 

2 Thank marta g
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We went twice to this place and enjoyed it both times ,well worth the steps on the way down so don't be put off ,excellent mussels,pasta with shellfish ,wine good ,staff friendly ,great setting near the water ,recommended and value for money .

Thank jdpaton
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The food is only OK and a little too expensive. The swordfish rolls were good but other than that there was agreement from all 10 of us agreed it was 3/5.

Thank Appshel A
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Anywhere with 100 steps is worth more than a tourist trap on the main drag. We had a fabulous dinner - pastas, risotto, seafood and meat were all lovingly prepared, full of flavour and generous servings. It was a few dollars more per dish than other places but more than worth it. Dinner for 6 including wine, sides and dessert... More 

2 Thank Melissa S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had calemaris, great taste, simple. Pasta con sardines and wild fennel , way too much! But tasty. Pasta con scampi, pistaccio nuts , pesto. Slightly better. Too bad pasta fills you up so much. Smaller portion is advisable.

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Simply loved the food, the service and the view. Can really recommend this nice place. The seafood is off the scale.

Thank Nico O
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I was there with my in-laws and my pregnant wife in the afternoon of September 28, 2016. After going down the 100-ish stairs, the waitress originally gave us a table on the terrace. She then got into an argument with the kitchen and finally told us that the table was no longer available and told all the other tables were... More 

1 Thank Dabra55
Flushing, New York
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

If your looking for the real Sicilian food this is the place. It's a family owned Resturante and it's like eating in my Aunt Mary's house on a Sunday afternoon. The garden is amazing but more important the food will blow you away. We had a hot antipasto which included spaghetti squash, pistachio cheese, mini fretatta and so much more.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 625633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?