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Review of Ristorante Casa Grugno - CLOSED

Ristorante Casa Grugno
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 26 July 2013

This is a lovely little hideaway just off the main area of Taormina. Very friendly waitors and excellent food. Beautiful position and an escape from the masses.

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2  Thank Ecosse Claire
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5 - 9 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 7 July 2013

We visited this restaurant with a group of 10 and high expectations that were definitely not met.
As a starter, I had the in orange marinated anchovies. They were very good but one would expect something extraordinary in a Michelin one star restaurant. The main course was beef the "Sicilian way" that was completely tasteless. There was little else on the plate than the steak that was leaking some watery substance. The desert was nice but could not compensate the disappointment. To end with a positive note : the (Sicilian) wine was very good : Nozzo d'orro. Conclusion : there must be better places in Taormina.

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1  Thank Marc V
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

Tucked round the back of the Duomo, this restaurant requires a little determination to find, however it is well worth the effort. Traditional Sicilian cooking by a chef who cares about his ingredients. I had tagliatelle with octopus and a long slow cooked beef cheek. The tagliatelle was fresh and the octopus was cooked perfectly, the sauce used the ink and was well seasoned. Importantly the size of the portion was modest as it was my starter. The joue de boeuf melted in the mouth just as it should and the sauce tasted of the freshest of fresh tomatoes. As an indulgence I finished with a tiramisu which had not been sitting around for long and was as light as a feather. As this was my first visit to Sicily the wines were a complete mystery, so I asked the sommelier to choose me glasses appropriate to each course, a move I would highly recommend. Normally I am more enthusiastic about Modern cooking as I find Traditional a synonym of heavy, this is the Exception

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1  Thank Pittville
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Reviewed 12 November 2012

Loved the presentation and the food. Sophisticated and upscale. If you like pasta with tomato sauce american style, do not go there: this is not the place. Small portions and $$$$. Gourmet, beautiful atmosphere for those who appreciate fine dining

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Reviewed 6 November 2012

We celebrated my birthday in Casa Grugno during our Sicilian vacation, and what a nice eating experience. The food was very creative and flavoursome. But, the wine menu lacked a little adventure and the service was a little stiff (as are the prices!) So with their exelent chef, and with a little tweaking and modernization around the somillier and wait staff, this has great potential.

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1  Thank Arty1963
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