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“Away from the maddening crowds - worth a visit!”

Trattoria Don Ciccio
Ranked #44 of 283 Restaurants in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$72
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Don Ciccio's restaurant in Taormina is located near the Cathedral in the heart of the city. It offers its customers fresh dishes of the best Sicilian tradition. Pasta, fish, meat freshly cooked and the best Sicilian wines and international.
Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We were brought to this family owned trattoria by our driver from the hotel. It was our first meal in Sicily and it didn't disappoint . From complimentary Olive tapenade and bruschetta and glass of presecco to fresh made pasta it was really delicious and very reasonable . We returned again during the week as the food we had in other restaurants was not as good or as reasonably priced. We wanted to take a bottle of wine with us to our hotel and they were more than helpful giving us a free bottle opener , glasses and wine bag , and didn't charge us the full price for the bottle, go to this restaurant it won't disappoint!

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1  Thank Daisydip75
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Following some good reviews on TA we ate here on our second night. I ordered Lamb Shank and what arrived was extremely fatty stewing lamb ! My partner had pasta and mussels which she ate about half of as the pasta was cold and most of the mussels were closed so inedible.we complained to the waiter who tried to convince us that the cut of meat was a shank, when I showed him that the bone was not from the bottom of the leg but along the backbone he shrugged and said he would tell the Chef. He then proceeded to bring us a free cheesecake which we also left as it was a creamy sludge with a mushy thin base.
All in all a terrible tasteless meal. The staff were aware of our displeasure but seemed more than happy to see us leave - perhaps rather stupidly we paid the bill for what we ate- which effectively was not a lot. There are so many restaurants in Taormina but try this one at your peril

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2  Thank 970rob1
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

We had the seafood pastas and we loved it. The dessert - semifreddo pistachio was good too.

The price is very good in this setting and the quality of the food. The two pastas we had were at 14e and 11e.

Staff are friendly and service is good.

Tip: go early or reserve a table. It's full at 8:30pm tonight.

Thank Hofami
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This small trattoria is located in an area away from the crowds that invade Taormina during the weekend. There are a few other restaurants in the area worth trying, but the service here was absolutely outstanding and the food was really good. For those looking for something new, give a go to their Tuna with chocolate and sweet onions - a bit difficult at first taste but really good indeed. Portions were generous as well, as you'd expect from a real trattoria, which is a welcome note considering that dining in Taormina is on average not economic.

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Thank azaTraveller
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

On arriving in Sicily,we asked our very friendly and informative taxi driver,Fabio, for advice on good ,authentic Sicilian restaurants in Taormina....What a wonderful experience this choice was! Our hosts gave us a table outside with a view over the cobbled street and upwards to the illuminated castle - this set the scene for two evenings of gastronomic delight and romance! We were welcomed on both evenings with complementary Prosecco and bruschetti and sincere Sicilian warmth.The food is fabulous,fresh and a feast for the eyes. The service from our very attentive waiter was fast,fun yet totally dignified and on each occasion we were entertained by street minstrels which added to our very special dinners.Davide and his wife (our hosts),even came out to bid us farewell at the end of their very busy evening,as though we were guests in their home,a lovely gesture.Our first visit has left us with very happy memories,thankyou so much and" Saluti" to Fabio!!

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Thank Brenda L
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