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Via Apollo Arcageta 8, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 340 307 7032
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (81 reviews)
“chilli” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Apollo Arcageta 8, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A cozy place not far off the Corso, with a good menu of local specialties. Pasta with sardines, good pesto.regular veal dishes, good local wine'

Thank erl20172017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hadn't planned to go there but it was a Monday evening and the restaurant we had chosen was closed so we looked around and saw Malvasia. We were greeted enthusiastically in this compact and we'll run family restaurant. We were well advised on Sicilian...More

Thank Alistair V
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The food was pretty good and the prices were ok. It's in a very touristy section of Taormina so given that, I was happy it was actually good.

Thank Guy71
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Ate here at lunch on a Sunday. Tomato salad and order of caponata were delicious, linguine with scampi and risotto with seafood were outstanding. Service was good. Ate outside and restaurant takes credit cards. Large number of locals dine here as well. Recommended! PS. Per...More

Thank D Ford S
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We have just returned after a fabulous meal at Malvasia, our last night in Taormina, we definitely saved the best until last, you could not fault the food it was delicious, warm welcome, excellent wine. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Great food ad excellent rapport quality/price; be careful to ask what's local and fresh. The people inside are friendly and carefull.

Thank Giulia G
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We went here on a Saturday night on a rather windy December day. Arrived around 19.30 (quite early for Italian standards) and were the first guests. Food was very good and service attentive (the canollo was one of the best we had, and they treated...More

Thank Louise A
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

One of the few enjoyable places that we gladly visited multiple times in Taormina! Great food (the place really stands out from many others in Taormina in these regards), reasonable prices, really enjoyable atmosphere of a friendly family-run restaurant, some good local vine, quite a...More

Thank denismk
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We walked the whole of Corso Umberto and fond Malvasia, which had been recommended, at the far end by Porto Catania. The family were very pleasant and the atmosphere conductive. The food was fine and reasonably priced so it wasn't surprising to find the place...More

Thank michelesmith2016
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

A proper family run restaurant run by “mamma” we were given this recommendation by our concierge at the Timeo and it was fab, great food,great value and plenty of charm and atmosphere. We had to book but got the slot we wanted. Try the pasta...More

Thank ATJ1878
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Response from Phillip Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is most restaurants in toarmina are in walking distance between 15/30 min walks hope you enjoy it
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Apollo Arcageta 8, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 340 307 7032
  • E-mail
Locale piccolo e riservato, attento ai piatti del territorio e della tradizione siciliana.
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