Where to Eat in Letojanni: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 1, 2018 Elouise Mccaul

Letojanni (Sicilian: Letujanni) is a comune (municipality), and coastal resort in the Province of Messina in the Italian region Sicily, located about 170 kilometres (110 mi) east of Palermo and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Messina.
Things to do in Letojanni

1. Gola

Via Francesco Durante, 3 | Corner of Via Dante, 98037 Letojanni, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$94 - HK$487 +39 333 489 1907
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 318 reviews

Gola

Gola is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful seaside places in Taormina. Despite its exquisite sea view and its Mediterranean style, Gola promises to those who will visit the place that they will live an unforgettable experience. Gola is located on the beach of Taormina bay. In the summer period Gola is the most ideal place where you can spend the whole day there. You can go from early in the morning to enjoy the sun and the beach together with Galu’s unique cocktails prepared by the barman as well as later on to enjoy at the lounge cafe a great variety of hot and cold coffees, freshly squeezed juices and many other beverages. By the end of the day, you can enjoy a dinner at the restaurant of Gola in front of the exquisite sea view. At the restaurant of Golà , the chef is ready to cook delicious Mediterranean dishes full of unique aromas and tastes that will surely please even the most demanding customer. Gola can offer to the customer the ultimate relaxation and pleasure in all of its 3 venues:• The beach area; beach bar• The lounge bar / cafe• The restaurant: The cuisine of Gola can be characterized as a summer Mediterranean one. It consists of a variety of gastronomic delights from the Mediterranean cuisine, prepared with the most high quality and fresh ingredients. Exceptional quality food, attention to detail, professionalism, perfect customized service based on your needs, is our values that we promise to offer you. The menu consists of a variety fresh fishes, beef filets, Chef’s signature main courses such as the parmigiana with sword fish fennel and served with Campaign saffron sauce, and many more delicious dishes. A 'Must' for a great, unforgettable, fun summer moments!!! Gola: the beach, the sunset, the lifestyle. Opening Times: Gola Seaside is open every day from Monday- Sunday, 11:00 – 04:00.

Reviewed By 683bella - Brighton, United Kingdom

We never had a bad meal during our week in Letojanni, but this was our favourite,it was nice to see a menu that varied from the usual offering, all the food was delicious, in particular the prawns. Very attentive ,helpful service .A great place

2. La Capinera

Via Nazionale, 177, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$722 +39 0942 626247
Excellent
64%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 567 reviews

La Capinera

"La Capinera" is considered one of the best Italian restaurants. Michelin starred and consecrated by critics and the most prestigious international circuits, combines the creativity of the chef D'Agostino with regional typicality of excellence, creating the best reinterpretation of the Sicilian culinary tradition. From fish to vegetables, from Slow Food to the numerous Sicilian oils: the quality of raw materials is the other side of the success of La Capinera (along with the chef's touch, of course). The restaurant is located in Taormina mare, comfortably away from the bustling tourist center of the small and cantilevered on the splendor of the Ionian sea. The interiors reflect the chef's philosophy: elegant and comfortable environment, but able to communicate with the friendly and pleasant simplicity typical of the experience "La Capinera". The Terrace in the summer, offers further unique suggestion: flavors, colors and scents of the Mediterranean, to be returned to lovers of beauty.

Reviewed By Stiiv

I had quite high expectations as the restaurant to my understanding has one Michelin star. After dinner I was left with mixed feelings as some of the tasting menu dishes were great, some were just ok and a few were not good. Same goes for service. It was not consistent.
The first time ever I have had to send something back to the kitchen in a restaurant like this. One of the dishes in the tasting menu was tuna. Our group of four persons had three overcooked (well done) and one medium/medium rare. It took the staff surprisingly long to deliver three new ones.

3. il Barcaiolo

Via Castelluccio 43 | Spiaggia Mazzaro, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0942 625633
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 918 reviews

il Barcaiolo

Reviewed By MPL1 - London

As this restaurant was only a couple of minutes stroll from the hotel, we ended up eating here twice and was not disappointed. The service can be a little slow at times but the food more than makes up for it. Try the Beccafino sardines - they're delicious.

4. Niny Bar

Piazza Francesco Durante 1, 98037 Letojanni, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch +39 0942 36104
Excellent
53%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 525 reviews

Niny Bar

Reviewed By MeAndonis - Chania Prefecture, Greece

Visited Niny bar for the second time to try different flavours of gelato ,we were not disappointed will go again. The staff are very friendly. They have a great selection of drinks and desserts.

5. Da Nino

Via Luigi Rizzo 29 | Lungo Mare, 98037 Letojanni, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0942 36147
Excellent
50%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Da Nino

Reviewed By B W - London, United Kingdom

We found this place just by chance and there are no regrets. The dishes are beautifully done, very tasty, i really enjoyed the cozze pepata and gratin. The restaurant has a very knowledgeable sommelier, who is very friendly and recommends you wonderful wines. Because of the location with views to the sea and Taormina it is always very busy, so book a table; definitely a great restaurant with a great atmosphere.

6. arco rosso

Sea Front | Via alcide de gasperi 27, 98039 Letojanni, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night +39 0942 36601
Excellent
61%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

arco rosso

pina and lina speak English,they offer the best sea food and Sicilian food

Reviewed By mindlesspaul - Assen, The Netherlands

Arco Rosso was recommended to us by someone in Siracusa. We spend two evenings looking for it in the wrong place. So when we found it, we decided to give it a try despite being the only customers. I'm glad we did, because the tomato soup was so good, everybody should give it a try. The antipasta was good, as was the shrimp cocktail. The rollade Messina style (forgot the italian name) was also good. The desert was a mouse with ricotta and candied fruit that we got on the house. It was great. So, eating in Arco Rosso is recommended.

7. Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant

Via Teatro Greco 59, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks HK$777 - HK$2,229 +39 0942 627 0200
Excellent
72%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 413 reviews

Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant

Boasting one of the most magical backdrops, a timeless Panorama in which Mount Etna and Capo Taormina are the stars of the show, the Restaurant matches its location with spectacular Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine.The menu focuses on mouthwatering seasonal produce and local specialties, including Pachino cherry tomatoes, Bronte pistachios, capers from Salina, red garlic from Nubia, and fine regional wines such as Nero d’Avola and Moscato di Pantelleria.Reserve your table on the beautiful Terrace or in the elegant dining room for an exceptional gastronomic experience.

Reviewed By Michele A - Morristown, New Jersey

We had dinner at the Timeo on 9/26. Beautiful views with complimentary lightening show thanks to Mother Nature! First misstep was only a prix fix menu accompanied by different champagnes. No warning or choice of wines. Maitre'd had an attitude that was not pleasant! When we quietly informed him that the second champagne was spoiled he recoiled in horror and protested that was impossible!! We suggested that he smell it....enough said. He poured a different wine.
For 190 euros each we expected better! Big disappointment.
Also this is Michelin recommended, not starred as he insisted.

8. Carpe Diem

Via Bellini, Letojanni, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +39 366 427 4107
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 133 reviews

Carpe Diem

Reviewed By OttoNL - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Simple menu, all the Italian classics, but very well cooked. Best Carbonera ever. Good pizzas, good wines, very pleasant staff.

9. Ristorante Da Andrea - U Schiticchiu

Via Nazionale 159, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood HK$141 - HK$487 +39 0942 628760
Excellent
70%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 324 reviews

Ristorante Da Andrea - U Schiticchiu

Reviewed By JKCake - Ilford

Good tasting Sea Bream, outdoor Seating in front and rear. Beware biting insects in rear outside Seating area.
This resataurant is located on the via nazionale road at the bottom of the funivia near the beach.
The service is very good, food very well cooked and beautifully presented, but quite expensive. We had Sea Bream served with 3 small pieces of potato priced at about €25, the wine list very extensive and expensive. We had one glass of house red, one course and left hungry and lighter of wallet.

10. Laboratorio Pasticceria Roberto

Via Calapitrulli 9, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Takeout Italian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Late Night HK$785 +39 0942 626263
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Laboratorio Pasticceria Roberto

Reviewed By Bandit-One - Lucerne, Switzerland

We were walking around very pretty (but also very busy) Taormina. We just came from Calabria, where we had some of the best pastries and cookies we've ever tasted.
The products here looked good as well. So we bought some cookies and sweets (tried some of the sweets before buying).
The cookies (pistachio, amaretti and others) were just ok. Nothing close to the ones from Nicotera in Calabria. And the sweets (chocolate covered almonds etc.) were nothing like the ones we got for a free sample beforehand. Not sure they weren't as fresh or just not the same at all.
It's nothing really bad. Stuff really looks good and tasty. But in the end the taste doesn't live up to the look. Should've gone for Cannoli I guess.
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