Where to Eat in Taormina: The Best Restaurants and Bars

September 2, 2017 Enedina Augsburger

Volcanic Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea provide the cinema-worthy backdrop for Taormina, Sicily's legendary resort town. Twisting medieval streets and a second-century Greek theater add to its romantic air, which inspired the writings of D.H. Lawrence and Truman Capote. Take a cable car to the beach, or walk uphill behind the Church of St. Joseph for panoramic views.
Things to do in Taormina

1. Da Cristina

Via Strabone 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$133 +39 0942 21171
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Da Cristina

Reviewed By Sheps5558 - Preston,England

Fabulous Pizzeria/ Self Service Restaurant & the best value in town-across the road from the Fountain adjacent to the Duomo-look for the brown & white sign.
Service is efficient & good variety of Sicilian fast foods. Drinks are reasonable 2-3E & pizza 2-2.50E The real find thgough is the self service restaurant which is part of the place, where they serve a range of fantastic pasta dishes as well as steak & chicken.

2. Da Lorenzo

Via Roma 12, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$290 - HK$965 +39 0942 23480
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 362 reviews

Da Lorenzo

Reviewed By Joanne P - Bowral, Australia

Excellent food, off the main tourist route and worth finding. Peaceful, lovely Terrace setting and service that really helped you make the most of your evening. We had scallopine and involtini both fabulous and the vegetables of the day were so good. Very helpful advice on wine and dessert!!!! Loved it all.

3. Pizzeria Villa Zuccaro

Piazza Carmine, 5, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0942 628018
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Pizzeria Villa Zuccaro

Reviewed By Bob_Alex - Wiltshire, UK

The food here was very good and arrived promptly. Because they were busy the service was a little less personal and a bit offhand, but the setting is lovely and there is plenty of outside Seating to enjoy the ambiance.

4. Villa Antonio

Via Luigi Pirandello 88, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0942 625502
Excellent
84%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Villa Antonio

Romantic restaurant with indoor heated pool and outdoor Terrace with a spectacular view on Isola Bella.

Reviewed By Belinda C - London, United Kingdom

After arriving at our hotel late on a Saturday evening we were recommended this complete gem of a restaurant by our receptionist. They accepted our late reservation and we had the most sublime meal - we shared a beef tartare starter (oh my word was it good), mains of suckling pig and fish of the day, and we shared the most amazing creme brûlée dessert. I'm not sure I have sufficient superlatives in my vocabulary to explain just how good this meal was. The petit fours and lollipops were the icing on the cake. Most definitely worth the expense!

5. 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.

6. Tiramisu Trattoria

Via Apollo Arcageta 9 | Apollo Arcageta 9, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$204 - HK$518 +39 0942 21172
Excellent
63%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Tiramisu Trattoria

Tavern Sicilian located in the heart of Taormina just a few steps from the parking Porta Catania.The place where the beautiful scenery of Taormina and the taste of the Mediterranean come together. We carefully select our raw materials to give our guests only high quality products produced with love and taste by our chef.Trattoria Siciliana situata nel cuore di Taormina a pochi passi dal Parcheggio Porta Catania .Il luogo in cui lo splendido scenario Taorminese ed il gusto della cucina mediterranea si fondono. Selezioniamo con cura le nostre materie prime per donare ai nostri ospiti solo prodotti di ottima qualità elaborati con amore e gusto dal nostro chef.

Reviewed By philip k - Sant'Ambrogio di Torino, Italy

The food is delicious, the service is fantastic and the atmosphere is lovely,I recommend you book early! Eat everything on the menu, it's a pity to miss anything, or go more often!

7. Osteria RossoDiVino

Via de Spuches 8, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0942 628653
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Osteria RossoDiVino

Reviewed By sar124

Loved this restaurant and the fish is one of the best dishes Ive had in a long time (Dorada with capers, tomatoes). It was cooked to absolute perfection. Ive eaten a lot of fish all over Europe and this was one of the best dishes I have eaten. My daughter had the ragu and loved it and my husband Pasta with tuna egg. The Deserts were to die for
Great place

8. Trattoria - Pizzeria Santa Lucia

Via Dietro Cappuccini 8, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0942 628737
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 197 reviews

Trattoria - Pizzeria Santa Lucia

Reviewed By Carol F - Horsham, United Kingdom

We arrived in Taormina late in the evening and this was the nearest restaurant to our hotel - what a lucky find. Away from the main street but not difficult to find it was busy when we arrived and every evening when we walked past. The food was great, the service good and prices very reasonable.

9. L'Arco - About pizza

Corso Umberto 240, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$16 - HK$39 +39 339 203 4086
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 319 reviews

L'Arco - About pizza

Reviewed By Eveaparis - Paris, France

Your nose will guide you to this place at the edge of the old town, and your nose is right. We tried several types of pizza and all were delicious. You can tell the products are fresh and the dough is very tasty and crunchy on the edges, just like I ant my pizza to be. Wonderful flavors especially with the veggies. A must.

10. Vineria Modi Taormina

Via Calapitrulli 13, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$487 - HK$871 +39 0942 23658
Excellent
74%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 766 reviews

Vineria Modi Taormina

Ristorante di cucina tipica siciliana carne e pesce

Reviewed By daviditovey - London, United Kingdom

We came here for lunch, attracted by a large group of diners tucking in with gusto. We had a light lunch; two pasta dishes and a shared dessert. The food was fresh, perfectly prepared and presented, and very tasty. The wine, served by the glass, was a dry Etna white and was crisp and delicious. Service was attentive and amicable. The Sicilian cheese dish was good although similar in texture and well accompanied by dessert wine. All in all we strongly recommend this restaurant

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