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Le Desir Piquant

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Via Quattro Novembre 59, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 53063
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely sitting right on the seaside. Food is good but overpriced comparing to places nearby. I found squid was overcooked, but service was attentive and the location is convenient.

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Thank Anna O
Giardini Naxos, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Welcoming staff with great energy and hospitality with a lovely view of the sea. My final dinner in Sicily and it was a great one. They do typical Sicilian food well and for a good price. Highlight was definitely the torta di pistachio (house-made pistachio cake!!)

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Thank alloccad23
Uppsala, Sweden
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was at a very nice location and the food was good, especially the tiramisu as we had for dessert. But the service was quite terrible and we had to wait a lot. We don't regret visiting the restaurant but next time we will choose anpthet restaurant with better service.

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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Dear Roberto's team, Another great family meal at your place. Super food, good service and friendly waiters and waitress. We were a party of over ten including two children and happily accommodated, served quickly and efficiently. Try the farfalle Pistachio, Vongole and the Macaroni con pesce spada. Many thanks

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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362 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is well positioned but I feel the food was spiced to cover the fact that not everything was really fresh. The waiters rush to seat you but from then on the service can be quite slack and casual. Considering their are more staff than in many restaurants I was not impressed. It is popular but don't be fooled... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We were in this restaurant, but we passed the famous, or being objective. The terrace is attracted us they have, which is really great, you have to look at the sea, Taormina and on the boulevard, I can freely say that the issue terraces best restaurant in Giardini Naxos. What I fail to see that they have a great selection... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant because we saw good reviews on TA and the food was very tasteful, we got Sicilian appetizer, swordfish and tuna fish duo (both in pistachio) and pasta in pistachio from Bronte sauce. Together with 1/2 l of wine and bottle of water the price was 44 € which is good price. We were disappointed at... More 

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Sheffield,England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed two meals at this small restaurant on the sea front but away from the busier Giardini Naxos tourist area. It's about 0.5km from the San Giovanni church square. It seems to go under a number of names ie De Roberto; Le Desire Piquant and Ristorante Cucina Etnica. You can eat at the restaurant side or across the... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The restaurant is facing the sea side of Giardini Naxos. The atmosphere is nice. We tried calamari on grill and pasta and all was very tasteful.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Our time here was lovely. We sat right next to the water and really enjoyed our food. I had the couscous with seafood and the seafood was really delicious but the couscous was a little underseasoned. A dash of salt fixed all that. However the service was the best that we've had all week here. Gabriel, our server, was kind... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Quattro Novembre 59, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Giardini Naxos
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 53063

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