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La Taverna dell' Etna

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Via Alcide De Gasperi, 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 28868
00:00 - 23:59
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Los Angeles, California
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151 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Was with a tour group in Sicily that had an entertaining evening at this restaurant. A popular place, no empty tables. Since we were with a tour group, only had two choices for the main course, meat or sea bass--I shared with a friend and sampled both. Steak and sausage dry, probably made ahead of time and heated. Sea bass... More 

Thank Dionges1
Worthing, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

It was so good we visited twice during our stay, first time on the terrace, you have to book and the views are amazing, it a shame about the pesky wasps. The food was exceptional and very reasonably priced, love the spaghetti Naxos, cassata and the carafe of house wine. Nice service and popular with the locals as well

Thank Sharon B
Wexford, Ireland
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I loved this restaurant and if time had allowed we would have went back again. The food was excellent and set in a beautiful location with views of Mount Etna. A great location for dinner - loved it.

Thank foxykat96
Araraquara, SP
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226 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Food was very good, but as we went by night we could not see Etna. Staff was not gentle and we did not fell confortable with them. Anyway it is reccomended.

Thank Mariliava
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Only negative was being told we couldn't pay by credit card because 'the machine did not work', not for the first time in Taormina. However, we were told before lunch, which was helpful. Stunning memorable location on a clear October day and food delicious. Recommended if wandering around delightful Castelmola. Even paid by credit card.

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san luis obispo, ca
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161 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Decent but not inspiring food in this hilltop village. We were here on an excursion of a Sicily tour. The white and red wine were marginal at best. The antipasti were better than the main course. The views are outstanding. The service was very good.

Thank slocal
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Came here twice during our trip as the food so was tasty. Good views out over bay from the terrace too. Food was good value for money and cooked to perfection. We had the seafood ravioli, and the seafood trio, both of which I would recommend.

Thank emmawarby
Uxbridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

A fabulous place to have some outstanding food and great views of Mount Etna especially at Sunset with a sun setting over Etna. Sat on the veranda was a little Breezy but wouldn't have traded the view or the experience for anything would go there again anytime. Outstanding service and outstanding food.

Thank Bjjrtiac
Perth, Oz
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lunch here gave an amazing view across the valleys to Mt Etna. The food and wine was to match the view in both price and quality. The service was also good

Thank wellardn
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The best restaurant not only in Castelmola but also Taormina. Interesting traditional food with modern twist. We enjoyed Caponata, Spaghetti all Vongole, Seared sesame Tuna and roasted wild Boar. Excellent house wine. Very good service and great conversations with the waiters who are rightly proud of their Slow Food. Lovely views of Etna from the rear terrace.

Thank Barbara H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$42
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Alcide De Gasperi, 29, 98030 Castelmola, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Castelmola
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 28868

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