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Ristorante Da Giovanni

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Via Nazionale Isolabella, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 23531
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Melbourne, Australia
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153 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

On the beach side of the road this was the only place open Very competent ( presumably) husband and wife team Service was good Meals were ok Shared enter , 2 main courses, water and house wine €65 The old microwave bell gives it away - Swordfish a bit soggy €5 cover charge for the bread Free digestive appreciated Great... More 

Thank tobykeen
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

At the moment you walk in you'll smell the freshness of cooking food ,home made Sicilian style , then that sincere smile of the owners welcomes you and then the amazing view of Isola Bella & la spiaggia . The Anti pasti , Primi , Secondi all with meat or fish choice you wish to try them all, then dessert... More 

Thank Lawrence C
Charleston, West Virginia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My mother and I visited this restaurant when we were in Taormina. This place is fabulous, both view and food. My mother had the Veal Scallope Marsala with grilled vegetables. Excellent cuts of meat. I had the Mussels with Garlic Sauce. It is a huge portion but well worth it. The waitstaff was extremely friendly. This restaurant is highly recommended!

Thank Laura P
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Having eaten elsewhere in this expensive town we were pleased to get a good meal at a reasonable price. The exterior is not very inviting -down some steps directly from the main road- we wondered where we were going ! Although we were there some 10 minutes before the stated opening time there were already customers there and many tables... More 

Thank JayRadovljica
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

If the view is spectacular, who cares about the food, right? That seems to be the approach of most restaurateurs lucky enough to boast a scenic outlook. But Da Giovanni is an exception, offering delicious food and super friendly service to complement the vista. Make sure the sun's shining for your visit; we were lucky enough to be offered a... More 

2 Thank Ozzielass
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A nice little family restaurant that easily accommodate the ten of us. Food was good and the house wine was terrific. The ambience and the view make it all that much better. מסעדה משפחתית קטנה וחמודה. האוכל טעים ויין הביית מומלץ. האווירה והנוף מעצימים את ההנאה. מומלץ בחום

Thank Gilad B
Geneva, Switzerland
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great view Lights too bright Food not great Service Good - sweet waitress Wine choice not great My lemon veal was good and the rice nice My wife's grilled prawns OK but not as good as they should be in a sea front restaurant

1 Thank Poserpike2015
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The view is spectacular of Isola Bella and the sea, and the food is great too. We had the spaghetti with clams and the seafood risotto - both were perfect. Prices are also reasonable! We were tempted to go back but there are so many stunning restaurants in Taormina it would be a crime not to sample as many as... More 

Thank Vignesh S
Geneva, Switzerland
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Lots of good reviews so was very disappointed when the muscles were not fresh. The mixed fish dish was dry & overcooked, the prawns were however nice. Filet steak tasteless & overcooked, which was replaced by a tasteless & correctly cooked.

Thank Stephen W W
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed every moment in that small restaurant. The location is great with amazing view over Isola Bella bay. I had grilled steak and Giovanni salad. Just delicious! For dessert I asked a waitress for recommendation - I got a type of Sicilian cheesecake (don't remember the full name) which was just perfect, exactly what I felt I want. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:30 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale Isolabella, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 23531

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