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“Disappointing”

Ristorante Da Giovanni
Ranked #64 of 263 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Great view, overpriced . Veal dish looked very un appetizing and tough, so was the calamari.
Steak over cooked.

  • Visited June 2014
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Midlands
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great view, lovely food”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Family run, friendly staff, pretty reasonable selection of food. Would recommend the mussels in either sauce, and the veal was gorgeous too. We stayed in the Panoramic hotel - which is over the road - and returned to Da Giovanni's three times during our stay - wouldn't usually do that during a stay - but it was handy, good quality, had a great view of the isola bella, had one of its rooms that the doors could be pulled back from completely so it could function as a smoking room and we'd certainly recommend.

  • Visited April 2014
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Limassol, Cyprus
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“NICE VIEW-AVERAGE FOOD-PRICEY”
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.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank akis77
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Glen Burnie, Maryland
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228 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Good restaurant”
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.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank rwellstoo
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Catania, Italy
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2 reviews
“Love this place”
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!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Jegts4
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