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“Delicious and most friendly staff!”

Ristorante L'Arco Dei Cappuccini
Ranked #67 of 274 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$47
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious and most friendly staff!”
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

Small and cozy restaurants with attentive staff who make you feel welcome. Food is delicious. Their homemade sesame bread, fresh pasta and fresh fish is worth waiting for.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“the best food in Taormina”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

It is simple place but very friendly. The food is the best in Taormina, trust me. Simone, the waiter, is really nice. His sugesttions are the best. He makes you feel at home. Please, go there!

  • Visited April 2014
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Should be in the top 5 of Taormina”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Came highly recommended and we were lucky enough to get in without reservations.
Our guess is locals don't want this restaurant getting out to tourists.

We were pointed in the direction of two restaurants.
Out of them L'Arco Dei Cappuccini came in worlds above the other.

Portions were perfect, Pasta and sauces were amazing.

From the looks of it there is nothing spectacular going on here.
Until the foods comes. Then the real beauty of this restaurant shines.

By far a 5 star restaurant with food and service to match.

Make reservations, and if you were lucky enough to have this one pointed out to you,
don't pass it up.

Delicious food and great wine.

  • Visited April 2014
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Good food but not a chilly welcome and very over-priced”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This was our fourth restaurant for dinner on a week long visit to Taormina and the one we liked the least. The food here is good but that should not be difficult when there is so much excellent fresh fish and local produce with which to cook. The ambience falls between fine dining and trying too hard at that, and a total lack of feeling like a real trattoria, which is what it really is. We were greeted coolly in spite of having made a reservation and when we asked for tap water and was told we could not have it, were given filthy looks when we refused the bottled water offered. The service was very slow, although the restaurant was not full. We speak good Italian having lived and worked in Italy for several years yet this was largely ignored by the waiting staff who insisted on addressing us in broken English. Many people seem to have enjoyed their evening here, however it is not somewhere we would return to, nor recommend. Prices are higher than much better establishments and the place really lacks atmosphere.

Visited April 2014
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San Diego, California
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13 reviews
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“Tasty Food”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I had a great meal two different times at L'arco. The waitstaff were super friendly (I was dining alone but they made me feel at home) and the food was actually some of the best I had in Taormina.

Pasta alla Norma: This was a simple yet tasty version of the classic Sicilian dish - made here with spaghetti noodles.
Palamito (marinated fish): I really enjoyed the clean flavors of the fish with the tangy artichokes.
Tagliatelle with Tuna, Olives, Capers, and Breadcrumbs (a special): I liked this pasta a lot. It had flavor and texture. It should absolutely be an item on the regular menu!
Parfait with Fragola: This was more like a semifreddo. It was delicious though.

  • Visited April 2014
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