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La Grotta Azzurra

Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible16%
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“fresh fish” (38 reviews)
“seafood” (38 reviews)
“mussels” (18 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Bagnoli Croce 2, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took Gambas for starters, it was really bad. The parmesan cheese was excellent but the shrimps were too dry to eat. Bad service, it took long time to order and they didn't even explain which fishes were served in the main course (mixed fish)...More

Thank Phantom o
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of those places that has quite pushy staff outside who do their best to get you to go in. This often puts us off as we'd rather just be left to look at the menu and make up our own minds -...More

Thank blueheaven97
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed this restaurant looking for somewhere to eat was very pleasantly surprised staff friendly and the food was beautiful and reasonable priced pasta dishes really taste

Thank 2017Oscar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just arrived in taormina we hadn't yet become accustomed to the extremely touristy nature of this town and mistakenly were taken in by the con artists that run this restaurant. Sadly that lead to the worst meal of a week of troubled restaurant finding...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited nearly 50minutes for our meal. After being looked at by 3 waiters we came to the conclusion we had been forgotten about. Pasta pesto and pasta fruti del mare came which were ok. Pasta on crunchy side of al-denté. On walking back to...More

Thank Lizzie_R_16
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 13 June 2017

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

Thank Monica P
Reviewed 6 June 2017

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 June 2017

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 June 2017 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
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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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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