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“NICE VIEW-AVERAGE FOOD-PRICEY”

Ristorante Da Giovanni
Ranked #65 of 279 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 4 May 2014

We chose this restaurant as it was close to our hotel. The dishes are not accompanied with anything so if you want something extra you have to order it separately and offcourse get charged for it which I find quiet unacceptable. The management should look into this.

I ordered the swordfish which came alone in a dish with nothing else to accompanied it (rice, potatoes or even vegetables). The food was average and certainly not worth the money paid for it.

The atmosphere is good and the views are amazing.

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Reviewed 2 November 2013

There were 3 in our party.We were all intrigued by the veal and grilled vegetables. The meal was a good choice. It was very good. We also had some of the house wine. We were well pleased with the meal. The service was very good also.

The restaurant is in a very nice location, overlooking the water.

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Reviewed 24 September 2013

This place is amazing. On a day trip to Taormina from Catania, we parked in the parking garage on our way up to Taormina. Took the steps up to the cable car and rode them down to the beach(6 euro round trip). Walk up the road to the steps that lead to Isola Bella (take a right after disembarking cables car and walk uphill not too far) and you will find a row of restaurants. They are open for lunch. The food is so fresh and cooked to perfection. I highly recommend the Saute of clams, mussels, and oysters. I was scared to try the octopus, but after tasting how good they prepare the food, we ordered the seafood salad that has squid, octopus, shrimp, clams. It was so good and you know it's fresh. Da Giovanni salad is loaded with fresh ingredients and very good. I haven't found a first course or second course worth mentioning but next time I will just order several appetizers and a salad. Sit back and enjoy one of the best dining views in Sicily, Isola Bella. Server speaks English and she is great!

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Thank Jegts4
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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

We ended up having dinner here twice. What a great restaurant serving beautiful Sicilian food. Staff are very friendly and helpful and you won't be disappointed with the food.

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Thank e_and_r_57
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Reviewed 8 June 2013 via mobile

We are twice at Da Giovanni and we were not disappointed.

The menu is limited and what they do, they do very well. The antipasti are excellent - in particular the seafood salad and smoked fish are super! I would also recommend the spaghetti e botarga - tuna eggs. Yummy. Wine list is good with a selection of good Sicilian varieties.

If you have a starter, pasta and dessert with wine - expect to pay around €35-40 per head.

The family who run the place are friendly and helpful.

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