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Aranciara

8.9/10
483
Via Fratelli Bandiera, 15, 98039 TaorminaSee map

Average price €40 Accepts Yums

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Air renewal system
Card payments accepted
Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Guest spacing 1m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Single use products on the table
Staff wearing masks & gloves
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Restaurant menu

  • Average price €40
    Special request
Salmone marinato con Bacche di Ginevro e Salsa acida
€14
Lasagnetta di bufala con Gambero rosso di Mazzara.
€18
Gambero con crema di finocchietto
€24

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegetarian dishes

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Linguine
Linguine All Astice
Turbante Di Spigola In Crosta Di Mandorla
Linguine All Astice
Linguine All Astice
Sarde beccafico

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous

8.9/10
based on 483 reviews
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Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.8/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Georgie R.
    Georgie R.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Lovely food and amazing service. I recommend the Sicilian fish rolls for starter and the grilled tuna for main. It was amazing!

  2. Victoria R.
    Victoria R.
    • one review
    10/10

    The owner was very welcoming and hospitable. We had a great time, the place is very cute and quiet. The food was amazing - we had zuppa di cozze for starters, with was absolutely delicious. Overall, delicious food, quiet location away from the busy street, very hospitable staff and a grrat evening! Would definitely return here when we come back to Taormina!

  3. Charmaine P.
    Charmaine P.
    • 3 reviews
    2/10

    Unfriendly welcome and possibly the worse service we have ever experienced. The male owner was helpful but we were made to feel very uncomfortable by the waitress who slammed drinks down and shot nasty looks. The food was over an hour to arrive and was unfortunately disappointing with small portions and very over priced. Would not recommend.

  4. Jerónimo W.
    Jerónimo W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    I visited in Aug’20 during COVID. Upon arrival I was a bit dubious to find only a few tables occupied whilst other restaurants nearby were busier, but then I realised that it was probably this restaurant is further inside the small alley which most people probably gave up enroute. But that was a good thing for me because the atmosphere becomes cosy and I didn’t have to worry about social distancing with other table. The food is certainly top! So I confirmed myself that the smaller occupancy doesn’t reflect the food and service quality here. The price is on par with other restaurants in central Taormina - kind of tourist price. But having said that, the clientele were mainly Italians (in fact, during COVID there were mostly Italian visitors in town).

  5. Sarah T.
    Sarah T.
    • one review
    10/10

    Upon arrival, the staff were very welcoming and appointed us to our table. The surroundings were beautiful and we especially enjoyed the live music. The service was relaxed and we didn't mind because we were enjoying our surroundings. If you are after a traditional Sicilian meal and wanting to treat yourself, I highly recommend this little gem. I would come here again!

  6. Benjamin V.
    Benjamin V.
    • one review
    10/10

    We had lunch on a warm day in this cosy restaurant with very nice and cooling garden! The welcome was very warm and we have got delicious typical Sicilian food. The portions were big, too big for us and we had the opportunity to share with each other as an extra plate was brought without even asking. I had sardines as antipasti and my husband took pasta before the main dish but with the extra plates and the sharing, it became a three course dinner for each. We also had a lovely bottle of wine! I would recommend to go there and leave the touristic places behind, we would certainly go back if we ever visit Taormina again!

  7. Carlo B.
    Carlo B.
    • 60 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, amazing atmosphere and friendly staff. The owner went out of his way to make sure everything was great. Would recommend to all, it's a hidden garden gem in the heart of Taormina.

  8. Sara C.
    Sara C.
    • 24 reviews
    10/10

    Tutto fantastico! Location top. Cibo squisito. Titolare super!!!

  9. Kathy R.
    Kathy R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and service.

  10. Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Found this gem on our first night in Taormina and absolutely LOVED it! The owner and his wife were so warm and welcoming and truly took care fo us. My father was unsure what to order and the owner told him not to bother ordering but that he would pick out something for him. He brought out the most amazing fresh fish that was better than my father could have imagined. Off the main road, it was quiet, beautiful oasis in the back garden with ruins under the building inside that you can see through glass. We are from Manhattan, so we know great restaurants and service, and this was truly some of the best we had in our time in Sicily . Would recommend to anyone!!!

  11. Helen S.
    Helen S.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    The setting is lovely, go into the garden and you are away from all the crowds, in a pretty courtyard with nice lighting. The music playing could have been a little quieter and more classical. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful, with excellent English. We chose local fresh fish as a starter, which was simply pan-fried and delicious, any fresh fish (apart from sword fish, clams and mussels) are expensive in Sicily. The pasta was good as was the choice of wine.

  12. Alan C.
    Alan C.
    • one review
    10/10

    The atmosphere was wonderful and the fresh tuna I had was delicious. The service was friendly and prompt not forgetting very helpful we loved it.

  13. Cassie  M.
    Cassie M.
    • one review
    9/10

    Perfect on our last night in Sicily . Staff were very welcoming and attentive. Very helpful with providing a high chair and small portion of food for the bambino. Very nice wine and all the food was delish. Thoroughly enjoyed ☺

  14. Shreya N.
    Shreya N.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Nice restaurant in side street, with a nice garden area away from the street. Good service. Had catch of the day which was prepared very nicely..

  15. Maria m.
    Maria m.
    • 44 reviews
    8/10

    Really good food in a lovely setting. Bit pricey though

  16. Helle K.
    Helle K.
    • 6 reviews
    8.5/10

    Nice and friendly atmosphere. We ordered fish for both starter and main course. It was fresh and delicious. The desserts were also tasty. We can definitely recommend this restaurant

  17. Nicholas G.
    Nicholas G.
    • one review
    9/10

    Nice place, super nice waiter and the food was good except the Tagliatelle Porchini which seemed to be made with cream and was too rich.

  18. EMERSON B.
    EMERSON B.
    • one review
    3/10

    Bad service, bad wine, bad food. The pasta we ordered was terrible, impossible to eat, the wine was replaced because the first was the worst wine in the world!

  19. Tina S.
    Tina S.
    • one review
    6/10

    A lot more could be made of the courtyard. Spectacular mature trees but no lights? Odd plate on the wall and some sad pot plants. Needs a complete re-design.

  20. Annette P.
    Annette P.
    • 14 reviews
    6/10

    We had a pleasant meal in a beautiful setting - flowers , trees and plants all around us - I probably did not order well as others seemed to have delicious fresh fish and I had the mixed fried fish - the starter was delicious as was my husband's

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More information

Opening time

Pranzo: dal lunedi alla domenica dalle 10:00 alle 15.30

Cena: dal lunedi alla domenica dalle 18:00 alle 24:00

How to get to the restaurant

Via Fratelli Bandiera, 15, 98039, Taormina, Italy

About the restaurant

Il ristorante Aranciara sorge sui resti di un'antica villa Romana del I-II secolo d.c. Le rovine sono protette da un cristallo, all'interno del locale, che funge da pavimento. Il nostro Giardino d'agrumi racchiuso da antiche mura vi incanterà.

Lo chef ha cura di contattare personalmente le aziende per avere prodotti locali di prima qualità, utilizza solo pesce fresco.

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