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“As bad as it gets!”
Review of La Piazzetta

La Piazzetta
Ranked #21 of 279 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$62
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Highly recommended, sometimes crowded, we were amased how dull, plain and completely free from taste our orders came out. Our apertizers were OK even if overcharged. A caponata (which every restaurant in Taormina offers) and grated aubergines are not the most difficult to cook. As secondi we had veal with courchettes and cheese and baked lamb chops. The veal dish tasted absolutely nothing. Slices of veal in gravy with some cheese and fried courchettes. Accompanied by fried precooked potatoes. This may qualify as genuine but completelly without any touch, finess or taste. The lamb chops were a disaster. I am not a bucher myself but have eaten as well as cooked several lambchops but this was more similar to the residues of a car accident. We complained and were served another load of the same pile of bones without any meat (and taste). To me it looked more like lamb shoulder than lamb chops. Topped with same bland gravy as the veal and yes, accompanied by the same potatoes! Excuses were provided for the lamb "being from such a small one", but it was fully charged with € 19, which is much even for a secondi. All in all, this restaurant is completely overrated and out of touch.

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Thank Petter W
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

I don't usually review restaurants but this place is great. Unpretentious, welcoming and attentive. We arrived early for Taormina standards and were greeted warmly by the owner. As the only English speakers it was a pleasure to watch the place come alive as the predominantly local clientele filled the tiny dining room. We received friendly attention throughout the evening - it's one of those rare places where everyone takes care of everyone. The food was hearty and typical: tuna tartare, as someone else stated, was excellent; pasta alla Norma and maccheroni with sardines were delicious. No complaints and a strong recommendation.




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Reviewed 28 March 2014

The food was very good - particularly the tuna tartare starter, in which the balance of flavours was excellent. Recommended by a local, and for good reason - the fact that it is family owned accounts for the service which was both friendly and charming. It's not cheap, but is is good value and great for a special occasion.

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Thank Anonpers
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Came for lunch based on hotel recommendation, had the mozzarella timbale with zucchini flowers and the macheroni norma. Food was delicious and service even better, I was the only person there for a late lunch and the owners warmly welcomed me and chatted with me as if I were family. Truly memorable experience and I hope to come back again. Grazie Caterina!

Thank Vivek R
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

We found this through a friend that lives in Taorimina. We asked what was his favorite place to have lunch and besides his mother-in-law, this was it. We tried it, loved it and went back for dinner. It is family owned and operated and ended up taking pictures with all of them. This is a special place.

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Thank wandrp
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