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Review of Les Barriques

Les Barriques
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Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Gaggi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$35
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I decided to head there because we were too tired for a trip to the uber-touristic Taormina and not keen on the bland Giardini Naxos seafront touristy restaurants. What an inspiration! We arrived a little early for Sicilian dinner time but were received warmly. The one waiter who spoke good English suggested we go for antipasto and mixed grill, without us realizing that is pretty much the only choice in the house (don't go for primi piatti or you will burst), whilst the owner paid us a cheerful visit, explaining briefly about his produce. What followed was an almost never ending stream of delightful, authentic Sicilian antipasti which ranged from the ever present cold cuts to aubergine millifoglie to baked beans stew - all very very nice. Granted, the main course of mixed grill is very simple - a few pieces of grilled pork - but excellent in quality and authenticity. Also it is worth noting that the house wine, served from the "barrique" (cask) into a bottle is produced by the house and actually very nice.
This is a definite recommendation for those who tire from the tourist traps that abound in the region, and want to try some real, down to earth, authentic Sicilian food served in a cheerful atmosphere. To note that the vast majority of customers are large groups of Sicilians, which IMHO is always a good sign.

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62giusy, Proprietario at Les Barriques, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016
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Gentilissimi ospiti di Les Barriques siamo soddisfatti di aver accontentato anche palati stranieri, è una bella soddisfazione per noi riuscire a trsmettere con i nostri piatti la passione che mettiamo nel nostro lavoro.
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We shouldn't get over-excited because we are in Sicily.
This restaurant is far overrated...

It definitely isn't better than any beach restaurant we've been in Giardinia Naxos (actually they deserve good reviews).
I have no idea where the 4,5-5 star ratings came from but the food was really poor. It was also the most chaotic restaurant (if you can call it that) we've ever been to.

The restaurant is specialized in meat, serves local wines (which are delicious) but if you want to taste real Sicilian food I'd recommend any restaurant serving fresh fish, risotto, pizza etc. over this.

We came here because of the great reviews, but be warned ;)

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giusy745, Proprietario at Les Barriques, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2016
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Egregio bertusbankstel, lei è un novello recensore di Tripadvisor in quanto la sua è la prima recensione che scrive. Da quello che leggo , lei nella vita sarà un frustrato e nella serata che ha avuto l'onore di entrare nel mio locale, ha manifestato tutto quello che ha dentro. Mi dispiace perchè in apparenza sembrava una persona normale e invece la sua persona è risultata pessima, o forse è venuto con l'intento di denigrare il nostro locale e ciò che offriamo. Coloro che leggono e che frequentano il mio locale sicuramente non terranno alcun conto delle sue sciocchezze. Non è elegante e garbato oltretutto , paragonare ed elogiare altri locali della zona e scrivere falsità sul mio locale.
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant serving a variety of typical Sicilian dishes and found this place thanks to the great reviews on Trip Advisor. We went there for lunch on Sunday (we took the bus from Taormina, easy, just get off at Gaggi). We were the only customers (apparently it is busy for dinner). We were nicely welcomed by the family running the restaurant. The food was great! We started with a fresh glass of sangria, then 6-8 different antipasti including vegetables, cured meat and cheese, then delicious fresh pasta as primi, then vegetables and a sausage and meatball for secondi (this was surprisingly small but that was probably good as we were already getting very full), and 3 different types of desserts, along with house wine and digestivo. Everything was fresh and homemade. The owner only spoke Italian and even if we only understood each other a little bit, he was very friendly and proud of his family restaurant. And all this for only 30€ per person! Fantastic lunch!

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Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This is the place to be! It doesn't get better than this and i really recommend you to go! The food and wine are fantastic! The people are the best and treat you like family!

Thank Vincentvas
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