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Osteria Da Rita

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Via Calapitrulli 3, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 680888
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Island of Malta, Malta
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great restaurant. Simply perfect. Lovely family ! Great daily dishes. This family run restaurant has a unique setting. Typical Sicilian home made food at its best !

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Thank Pierre Z
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Superb restaurant! Friendly, cheerful and amusing staff. Lovely setting in a little cosy courtyard. Really tasty, well prepared food. So many colours and flavours. Eating here was a true pleasure! Fabulous place.

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Canada & Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Nothing specific but Osteria Da Rita seems to have pizzas a step higher in quality and taste, and service a bit friendlier than the rest. And I loved the litre of vino da casa rose served in a chicken shaped jug! Also the complimentary Lemoncello at the end was a nice traditional touch.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Service and food exceptional. We had to wait a few minutes while they cleared a table, were kind enough to offer us free prospect while we waited. Chef came out and had a chat with all tables late in the evening. We both had the specials-super tasty. Cannot rate it highly enough!

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Thank leanna s
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Hidden well away from the main street, under your typical italian residential units this restaurant was a real treat. Our waitress was lovely and service was prompt. I ordered the pasta with vongole. The serving was huge and the mussels were perfect. Because there were so many mussels and clams I couldn't eat all the pasta which was a shame... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

So today on our tour of Taormina restaurants we had lunch at the Osteria Da Rita. We had a tuna and bean salad and a "Kriminal" salad - both were very large and would have been sufficient on there own, but we had already ordered a pasta dish each. The quality of the meal is very good and the servings... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This was an outstanding restaurant; the food was superb. It was very busy and the staff were very pleasant. The only way it could be improved would be to offer bottles of wine instead of only house wine by the chicken carafes.

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Thank dauntsey
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We found Osteria Da Rita whilst strolling around the back streets looking for an evening meal. It was packed, always a good sign, we couldn't get a table so booked for the next night. The food is great traditional Italian and portions are generous. Staff are helpful and friendly. However, we did feel rushed at the end of the meal... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Rita on suggestion by our host and we were pleasantly surprised. The staff was very cheerful and kind and made sure we had a nice evening. Beware: the portions we got were huge!

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West Midlands, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely place in a little side street. Large portions of well cooked, traditional Italian fayre. Sea food pasta ... simply delicious. Lasagne ... very tasty. Desert ... pistachio torte ... good. Very good value for a perfectly cooked meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Calapitrulli 3, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 680888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?