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Osteria Nero D'avola

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Piazza San Domenico di Guzman 2 b, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 628874
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Syracuse, Italy
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Someone told us the food in Taormina was not great. That person obviously never discovered this place. The only problem with the menu is that you will want to eat everything. Was so good we are here two of our three nights in Taormina. The menu changes daily depending on what is fresh and in season so hard to recommend... More 

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Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What an amazing restaurant. We were a group of (mainly) vegetarians and we were exploring the streets of Taormina and stumbled across this restaurant. We looked at the menu and didn't really see much and started walking away - the owner/chef saw us and came out and convinced us to come and eat and he would prepare what we wanted.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stumbled on Osteria Nero D'avola after arriving late in Taormina and needing a place to eat. What a lucky find - we were warmly welcomed and the restaurant is comfortable and didn't feel too touristy, as a lot of other places in town seem. Our server was very helpful explaining various options on the menu and the specials. The... More 

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Thank David1529
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations at this restaurant based on the positive reviews we had read, so we were surprised when it took a long time to order. The proprietor apologized profusely at the error and brought us complimentary prosecco. Once we did order, the food was absolutely delicious and the service great. We split a salad of grilled avocado and orange... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had this restaurant recommended by our daughter and found it listed as no. 6 in our guide Top 10 of Sicily. Our first meal was at the second night of the opening, April 2nd (and simultaneously with the Scottish couple rating the place as “Didn’t live up to expectations”). The friendly, polite, and attentive personnel answered all questions about... More 

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Kristinehamn, Sweden
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got a warm welcome by the chef (who is also the owner) and the service was fast and efficient. My husband is very fond of anchovies and said these were the best he ever had. The avocado mousse with shrimps I had as a starter was good but just a little bit too spicy for my taste - the... More 

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Thank Kumla
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe I went on the wrong night or ordered the wrong things .... but I was expecting a really amazing experience and didn't get it. The food was fine, but mostly I was put off by the indifference I felt from the staff. They were absolutely polite, but most places I've been in Sicily on this trip have made a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on their second night of being open after being closed for five months for the winter. We felt that the owner and staff were still easing into it. The restaurant felt cluttered and tired. Tables were too large for what were predominantly couples and the layout was awkward and uncomfortable. Piles of clean tablecloths were stacked on... More 

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Turi S, Proprietario at Osteria Nero D'avola, responded to this review

Dear Sirs, We are responding to your review on TripAdvisor, to refute your falseconvictions and perceptions about the food and service. As a matter of fact: After the months of closure, conversely towhat you have said, wecould not have been relaxed oreasing into things, on the contrary, we were and are full ofenergy and enthusiasm to face another splendid season... More 

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The food wasn't fresh at all and definitely overpriced for that kind of food !! Im all about food the rest was good

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The restaurant would not take a reservation before 7:30 PM. We knew it was difficult to find so we started out early and got there early, but they seated us anyway. The wait-staff and the atmosphere were delightful, gracious, friendly and helpful. The food was delicious: I had a pasta and seafood dish that was amazing in terms of taste---the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Domenico di Guzman 2 b, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 628874

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?