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Al Saraceno

Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 632015
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (90 reviews)
“couscous” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (30 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food and service. Beautiful views from their hilltop setting. A warm greeting from the owner and manager. Home cooking. A locals favorite. Two memorable seafood meals here. Thank you Al Saraceno.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the fact that we were hungry and had cycled up to this restaurant, the food was excellent. Service was good and the price reasonable, The view was fabulous, making this one of our favorite stops during an eleven day tour of the island.

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time in Al Saraceno, On our return to Taormina we just had to go back. Al Saraceno was recommended by a local. The most amazing location and service. It would be hard to find a better restaurant or setting in Taormina....More

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing the locals recommend this hill top restaurant, we opted to make the climb from our nearby hotel. Once there we were met with a smile and seated quickly with friends who had arrived earlier. Very accommodating! Our meals were served together though ordered...More

Thank jjflan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our last dinner in Taormino, and a highlight. Our table on the terrace had a terrific view of Mt. Etna, the bay, and the town twinkling below (the restaurant is on the highest street, next to the Madonna del Rocca church). We ordered...More

Thank ChrisABeaune
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of attending a 50th birthday dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Our event took place at the top of the restaurant on the terrace,with spectacular views over Taormina. What a sight to behold. Bearing in mind that our party was a large...More

Thank Hook_Hampshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated twice here in one week and Alfio could not have been more accommodating. On one occasion our group grew from 20 to 55. The views are stunning and the food delicious. Alfio even arranged for Taxis. There are blankets if you get cold...More

Thank Malli26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Al Saracen was the nearest restaurant to our hotel “La Terrazze”. We came in a rainy evening and luckily we find this one (with TripAdvisor help), five minutes walk uphill. There is a huge competition between the scenery and the food quality. I our case...More

Thank Yaron_RE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice. Second time starters was buffala mozzarella with pomodori, grilled vegetables = great taste and king prawns. Main course pizza with fresh mushrooms and spicy sausage = best pizza at this week. Desert Tiramisu was average. But the owner and waitress were...More

Thank Jukka R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spotted this restaurant as we were making the climb up to the castle from down in the town deciding to go there afterwards for lunch. Then we had a weather pattern dump rain on us and we quickly descended the castle and ran in...More

Thank SheilaH19
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Questions & Answers
18 August 2017|
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Response from mar7in65 | Reviewed this property |
I know you can definitely get a taxi to the gates of the town and it is a 5 minute walk from there. The restaurant is on the roof, I am not sure if there is a lift
Pat N
19 November 2016|
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Response from Loz K | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think they close
11 August 2015|
Response from MetteMoe | Reviewed this property |
It is not all that expensive - I was actually surprised. The pizzas are the same price as the pizzas you pay for in the city centre. You can have very good Sicilian wine and pay only 20-30 Euro a bottle. Don't hesitate to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Madonna della Rocca 16/18, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 632015
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