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“Incredible food - best high end restaurant in Taormina”
Review of La Giara

La Giara
Ranked #100 of 284 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$74 - US$221
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We booked a table at La Giara thinking it would be nice but with no great expectations as we had also booked a table for the following night at Timeo, which we thought would be our special end of holiday meal. With hindsight we should have switched days - the meal at La Giara was amazing. Beautiful view, lovely staff and the food was incredible. My husband had a very interesting squid and sea urchin starter and my herb-crusted rack of lamb main was unbelievably delicious. Well worth a visit if you're in or around Taormina.

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Thank Ella C
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

On holiday for a few days in Taormina from NYC, we dined here with another couple we were traveling with. We ordered quite a variety of food and couldn't resist sampling each-other's selections, all of which were superb. The pastas were among the best I've ever had. We had a nice table on the terrace with a lovely view and we really enjoyed the live music which added to the already chic ambiance. The service would have been impeccable if it weren't for an unfortunate mishap at the end of our meal. Having already emptied several bottles of wine, we ordered 2 vodka tonics but the waiter whose English suddenly regressed brought us a top shelf bottle displayed on ice with several glasses. After the tab we had already racked up, it felt a bit like we were being taken advantage of, but I am open to the small possibility this may have been an honest mistake. By 1am, the club beneath the restaurant started gaining momentum and we enjoyed a few more drinks and dancing which was a fun way to round out the evening. I would definitely recommend this place if you want to treat yourself to a celeb worthy evening.
*Men be warned, ladies are given menus without prices, a lovely gesture to us and consistent with some other high end restaurants, its a good thing to know in advance.

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1  Thank Jessica T
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Havin celebrated our wedding 2 years ago in La Giara we returned to celebrate our anniversary and were not disappointed. The food was fabulous with a great choice and service excellent as always.recommend by Michelin guide it is not hard to see why

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Thank jemIrl
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

We held our wedding reception at La Giara on 31st May and it was the most amazing evening. The venue is stunning, the staff are so nice and the food blew our guests away. I could not fault anything, the last guests left at 5am after drinking shots with the bar staff and management - Giovanni the Manager trewated us like old friends and was so generous. This was the best meal of our holiday and to achieve that level of quaility catering for 43 adults and 14 children is amazing - thank you so much for making our special day so incredible.

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Thank Ben W
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Reviewed 22 May 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is easy to find, just few steps down from Corso Umberto. Seats by the window at the open air area of terrace is the best, you can have the view of the bay, the sea and Mt. Etna, make a reservation to ensure your seat is next to the window.
Service is excellent and professional.
Food a bit pricey but given the location, service and view it's still worth a try. I will go again definitely.

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Thank Lanjai
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