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La Grotta Azzurra

Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
Travellers talk about
“fresh fish” (38 reviews)
“seafood” (38 reviews)
“mussels” (18 reviews)
Opens in 7 min
All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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1 - 10 of 252 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We ordered calamari and gnocchi with tuna plus mixed salad and grilled eggplant. After 1 hour and after prompting the head waiter, we got the salads, which were very ordinary. After another 15-20 minutes we got the mains. The gnocchi also very average and the...More

Thank oscholin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Local dishes of seafood and fish together with great wine and awesome services, would highly recommend!

Thank Monica P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is not expensive, and the standards in many areas reflect that, such as the service which is available when asked for, and the breads and the olive oil. But we were more than surprised by the food itself. We started with mussels cooked...More

Thank Geoff C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the choice on the menu is not exceptional, the quality is excellent, to such an extent that during the week we spent in Taormina we ate here on three evenings. On talking with other customers at nearby tables, all were positive in their feedback....More

Thank pfdreeve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wide selection of fresh seafood and antipastos. Prices reasonable. However too many customers --mainly non-Italians- for the harassed staff. I ordered hearts of palm as a first course and veal gorgonzola as a second. My companions had gnocchi, ravioli with scampi and ravioli with spinach...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fish restaurant in the middle of town. The atmosphere was good and service was equally good but the fresh fish and shrimp were very bland. It was also high price so not worth the money. Dissappointed.

Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We were attracted by the fish display case in front and decided to give it a try. They had fresh uni which I ordered. They had very little meat in them but what was there was good. They recommended a comb fish which is fried...More

Thank Annie B
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Two of us ate here every night for a week and it was so good and hardly repeated any starter or main course. Great variety and change of fresh fish daily as well as great meat and pasta dishes. Staff very helpful and friendly with...More

Thank foodie-traveller45
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We were looking for a restaurant. We would like to eat seafood. They have sea products on a refrigerator with lots of ice right in front of the restaurant. The owner, a typical Italian, kindly came to greet us. Negotiate with him the possibility of...More

Thank Vlamir17
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This restaurant was suggested to us. It turned out to be the worst meal in Taormina. The staff were not very friendly and we do speak Italian and English, so there wasn't a language problem. The wrong quantities of orders came out and the meals...More

Thank Raffaele_N46
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We had a delicious house white wine . Can you let me know what it was called
1 May 2017|
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Response from Life-is-an-Adventure | Reviewed this property |
Are you referring to the glass of wine they give as a gift at the end of the meal? We loved it too and returned the next day to ask what it was. It was Passito - an Italian "straw wine" (see Wikipedia) aka raisin wine... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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18:00 - 22:30
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18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
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11:30 - 14:30
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11:30 - 14:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: 094224163
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