Restaurants

Top Choice Sicilian in Taormina

Osteria Nero D’Avola

Not only does affable owner Turi Siligato fish, hunt and forage for his smart osteria, he'll probably greet you at your table, share anecdotes about the day's bounty and play a few tunes on the piano. Here, seasonal…
Top Choice Sicilian in Taormina

Il Barcaiolo

You'll need to book five days ahead come summer, when every buongustaio (foodie) and hopeless romantic longs for a table at this fabulous trattoria. Set snugly in a boat-fringed cove at the northern end of Mazzarò b…
Sicilian in Taormina

Osteria RossoDivino

With seating on an intimate, candlelit courtyard, this coveted nosh spot (book ahead!) is the passion project of siblings Jacqueline and Sara Ragusa. The day's offerings – written on a blackboard – are dictated by t…
Sicilian in Taormina

Tischi Toschi

With only a handful of tables, this family-run, Slow Food–acclaimed trattoria offers a level of creativity and attention to detail that's generally lacking in touristy Taormina. The limited menu changes regularly ba…
Sicilian in Taormina

L’Arco dei Cappuccini

If you demand your seafood ridiculously fresh, reserve a table at this superlative local favourite. The crudo antipasto makes for a showstopping prologue, followed by beautifully balanced dishes like fettuccine cern…
Pastries in Taormina

Minotauro

Tiny Minotauro has an epic reputation for its calorific, made-from-scratch treats. Scan the counters for old-school tempters, from artful marzipan and sticky torrone (nougat) to paste di mandorla (almond biscuits) w…
Modern Sicilian in Taormina

Andreas

Subdued and sophisticated (if a little clinical), Andreas is home to chef Andreas Zangerl, a long-time fixture on Taormina's fine-dining scene. While the menu can be a little hit and miss, the seafood antipasti and …
Sicilian in Taormina

Al Duomo

Linen tables, gracious service and a romantic terrace overlooking the cathedral make Al Duomo the consummate romantic go-to. Dishes focus on Sicilian flavours and specialties, from crudo (local seafood sashimi) to d…
Italian in Taormina

Tiramisù

While it won't blow your culinary socks off, homely Tiramisù remains a local institution for its reliable standbys. Tuck into wood-fired pizzas, fragrant pasta dishes like linguine cozze, menta e zucchine (flat past…
Pizza in Taormina

Granduca

Forget the staid, pricey restaurant upstairs; Granduca's charm lies entirely in its vast, lower-level outdoor terrace overlooking Mt Etna and the sea – pizza here on a summer evening offers the rare opportunity to s…