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“Memorable Night in Taormina”

Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant
Ranked #35 of 274 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$99 - US$284
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Boasting one of the most magical backdrops, a timeless panorama in which Mount Etna and Capo Taormina are the stars of the show, the Restaurant matches its location with spectacular Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine.The menu focuses on mouthwatering seasonal produce and local specialties, including Pachino cherry tomatoes, Bronte pistachios, capers from Salina, red garlic from Nubia, and fine regional wines such as Nero d’Avola and Moscato di Pantelleria.Reserve your table on the beautiful terrace or in the elegant dining room for an exceptional gastronomic experience.
Birmingham, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Memorable Night in Taormina”
Reviewed 30 June 2014 via mobile

The food at this restaurant rivals the phenomenal view. The service was top-notch and attentive. The food was delicious. It was a special night. Unforgettable!

Visited June 2014
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Guests,

Greeting from Sunny Taormina! Thank you for sharing your kind comments with us and with a wider audience as TripAdvisor.

We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed the experience in our restaurant and I will gladly share your kind words with the whole hotel staff!

Timeo family looks forward to welcoming you back to Sicily for your next visit and in the meantime we send you our best regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Timeo Restaurant - top of the hill and top dining choice in Taormina”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

My wife booked the main restaurant of the Timeo for my birthday dinner during our stay in Taormina and this visit was the highlight of our evening meals matched only by lunch at the hotel's associated restaurant at the San Andreas - see separate report.

The Timeo is located on the high level of Taormina at the Eastern end of the old town. It occupies a commanding view looking over its own beatiful gardens which stretch out below the main building.

The main restaurant is set on a terrace with views over Taormina, the sea and Mount Etna, the still active volcano. The restaurant is beautifully appointed and a seat at the front of the terrace is recommended for an evening as the sun sets towards Etna and as the light fades the lights of the town start to twinkle below.

The view is however only the part of the experience. The restaurant staff are truly professional but friendly and welcoming. The sommelier was very helpful and introduced us to one of the owners of a large vineyard on Etna who was promoting a new rose wine that night.

All of this was fully complemented by the superb a la carte menu from which I had a beautiful risotto with artichokes and grouper followed by roast fillet of suckling pig and ending with a selection of local cheeses.

My wife had spelt and chickpea soup with red mullet followed by salted sea bass

All of the food was superbly presented and cooked to perfection.

We have visited many restaurants in various countries but this one stands above them all for its combination of location, ambience and food.

Visited June 2014
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 July 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely review and we are happy to learn that you enjoyed the experience in our Restaurant.

Your words are really encouraging and appreciated and it will be my pleasure to pass them on to the whole restaurant staff!

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the future and remaining at your complete disposal we send our best regards.

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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Siesta Key, Florida
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254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“2 dinners here in June”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The terrace is spectacular, so any table has an amazing view. Service is prompt and friendly. The food is good and has many Sicilian as well as "international" classics.
Food is excellent, but not outstanding

Visited June 2014
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear mdbasile,

Your feedback is much appreciated . It was great to read that you enjoyed the experience at our restaurant and that everything met your expectation.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future to Sicily and in the meantime we send you our best regards,

Best wishes,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Bloody marvellous”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

This is why we love Italy. friendly efficient staff, proper authentic food, served in the most beautiful setting.
It was our 2 year wedding anniversary and just fantastic.
Thank you.

  • Visited June 2014
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you very much for sharing your positive experience in our restaurant with all Trip Advisor readers.
I’m delighted to learn that you appreciated our service and hospitality as well as the delicious food.

I truly hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back as our guests for your next holiday.

Yours sincerely,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A view to die for”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I had the best ever afternoon cocktail of my life. Stanning view, a must see if you are in sicily and the service was excellent. I suggest the Timeo bar/restaurant to impress anyone you take with you as i did with my girlfriend.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Adam g
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gm-timeo, Direttore at Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear Adam g,

Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely review and we are happy to learn that you enjoyed the experience in our Restaurant.

Your words are really encouraging and appreciated and it will be my pleasure to pass them on to the whole F&B staff!

We look forward to welcoming you back to Taormina for your next visit,

Kind regards,

Stefano Gegnacorsi
General Manager
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