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Oliviero Restaurant - Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea

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Via Nazionale 137 | Taormina Mare, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
+39 0942 627 1200
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New Forest, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot and beautiful hotel but we were expecting excellent food for the money but we were very disappointed.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The food was ok but I was not happy paying €99 for a bottle of wine I subsequently paid €50 for in a better restaurant in Taormina. The setting was nice if you want to pay that much for it go ahead...

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G-Nastasi, Direttore generale at Oliviero Restaurant - Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review

Dear wacko123, Let me firstly thank you for taking the time to express your concise feedback on TripAdvisor. I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed the quality of the food provided, on the other hand I'm sorry to learn that you considered the wine prices too expensive. Your comments are welcome and they will be taken into serious consideration, although... More 

Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We ate here numerous times during our stay at Timeo and were never disappointed. It has a more laid back feel then Timeo as the hotel isn’t as busy so you get more of a personal touch. My wife is a vegetarian and had plenty of choice and was happy every time. If you can eat here on a Sunday... More 

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G-Nastasi, Direttore generale at Oliviero Restaurant - Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review

Dear Paul9872, Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the restaurant of both our Sicilian properties, I’m also pleased to learn that the vegetarian proposals included in the menu at Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea were appreciated by your wife, meeting her expectations. Thank you for highlighting the Sunday BBQ , a truly... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Set within the grounds of the Villa Sant' Andrea the Oliviero Restaurant has stunning views over the bay. A varied menu including Sicilian favourites, all superbly cooked and presented. All complimented with a comprehensive wine list. Very attentive waiters and waitresses who took time to explain the dishes. A very pleasurable experience.

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G-Nastasi, Direttore generale at Oliviero Restaurant - Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review

Dear David O, Thank you very much for sharing such a positive review , I'm very pleased to read that you enjoyed the experience at our Oliviero Restaurant. Your words are really appreciated, it will be my pleasure to pass them to our Executive Chef, Aniello Razzano, and to the entire F&B team. We do hope to have the opportunity... More 

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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Dont be put off by the formal entrance , find your way through the hotel to the amazing panoramic terrace and enjoy a drink or two

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G-Nastasi, Direttore generale at Oliviero Restaurant - Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review

Dear Mick C, Thank you very much for reviewing us on TripAdvisor. I'm very pleased to read that you had a great time with us enjoying our bar with its beautiful atmosphere and the service provided. We all look forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future. Best regards, Giovanni Nastasi General Manager More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We were staying at the Grand Hotel Timeo and decided to dine at the sister hotel for a change. The restaurant was very quiet on the evening we dined there. It was also quite windy, so we opted to eat indoors. We were given a window table with lovely views of the bay - waves lapping against the rocks etc.... More 

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G-Nastasi, Direttore generale at Oliviero Restaurant - Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review

Dear LeadingLadyGB, Thank you very much for taking the time to express your feedback about your most recent visit. I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed the lovely view and the charming atmosphere. On the other hand, I'm sorry to learn that there were some aspects of your dining experience that didn’t meet you expectations. I truly appreciate your comments... More 

Ipswich
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We did not stay at the Villa Sant'Andrea, but ate there a couple of times. Each time we took a table on the terrace with stunning views across the bay. The staff were extremely attentive and the food of the highest standard. I would highly recommend that for a few Euros more you can have the 5 star treatment rather... More 

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G-Nastasi, Direttore generale at Oliviero Restaurant - Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review

Dear LabrettaMod, Thank you very much for sharing such a positive review , I'm very pleased to read that you enjoyed the experience at our Oliviero Restaurant. Your words are really appreciated, it will be my pleasure to pass them to our Executive Chef, Aniello Razzano and to the entire F&B team. We look forward to welcoming you back to... More 

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133 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The catch of the day can be cooked in any style - the sea bass baked in salt was fabulous and the dessert (specially made as a treat for our anniversary) was a delicious delight.

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G-Nastasi, Direttore generale at Oliviero Restaurant - Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review

Dear Antal, Thank you for sharing your comment and for reporting your positive experience in our Oliviero restaurant during your most recent stay in Taormina. I'm pleased to read that you appreciated the freshness of our catch of the day as well as the dessert that our pastry chef made for you. We do hope to have the opportunity of... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We were so looking forward to eating here but left very disappointed. I have left a separate review of the hotel which was fantastic and we both have really enjoyed the stay but our Sunday evening meal in the restaurant just didn't match up. Beautiful setting overlooking the ocean and the service can't be faulted. The big let down was... More 

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G-Nastasi, General Manager at Oliviero Restaurant - Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea, responded to this review

Dear Guest, let me firstly thank you for taking the time to express your feedback on TripAdvisor. I’m really glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, on the other hand I am very sorry that your experience at the Oliviero Restaurant did not match with the rest of your vacation. Our menu is focused on the quality of products... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

A most pleasant restaurant, serving authentic Sicilian cuisine in a chic atmosphere - the restaurant overlooking Mazzaro bay. Not cheap but the excellent food and pleasant service makes it all worthwhile. A good wine list favoring Sicilian wines and a special list of traditional Sicilian fare make for a very good meal; the grilles Tuna with sesame seeds and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$125 - US$360
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nazionale 137 | Taormina Mare, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Messina  >  Taormina
  • Phone Number: +39 0942 627 1200

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