Best Restaurants in Taormina

Ristorante Le Naumachie

$$$$ Via Giardinazzo, 8, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining
The Naumachia (in Latin naumachia, from the ancient Greek ναυμαχία / naumachía, literally «naval combat») indicates in the Roman world both a show representing a naval battle, and the basin, or in a broader sense the building in which they were held. The location was redesigned with a fresh and light touch; inside, it has a modern design. A refined restaurant of great elegance that offers a truly innovative menu, thanks to the skilled hands of the chefs and the great connoisseurs of wine, including the owners, the Aversa brothers.

Ristorante Kairos

$$$$ Via Dietro Cappuccini, 10, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
The Kairos restaurant is the flagship of Taormina. One of the most renowned restaurants in the area, thanks to its food, its location, and its position, boasts a splendid view of the sea, offering its customers a dinner or lunch overlooking the Mediterranean. A simple and genuine cuisine. The Sicilian tradition enhanced by the genius and inspiration of Chef Antonio. On the fourth floor, on a panoramic terrace, you can enjoy the continental buffet breakfast with homemade desserts and typical Sicilian pastry delicacies. A rich selection of proposals with first-choice ingredients seasoned with experience and friendliness.

Osteria Nero D'Avola

$$ Piazza S. Domenico De Guzman, 2B, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Casual Dining
In the heart of beautiful Taormina, we find the Nero d'Avola tavern. An inn with a retro flavour, in an almost nineteenth-century, medieval style, reminiscent of past old inns, passing inns where you can find safe shelter. A long tradition, handed down over generations, of wine connoisseurs, welcoming the vineyards of Nero d'Avola, from which the name of the restaurant. A traditional menu that follows in the footsteps of Sicilian gastronomy brings to the table the good things Sicily has to offer, that is, an infinite number of dishes of undisputed quality, which will give diners an incredible culinary experience.

Ristorante Casa Niclodi

$$$ Salita Alexander Humboldt, 2A, 98039, Taormina
Italian European Mediterranean Premium Casual
From the architectural reinterpretation of an ancient residence in the centre of Taormina, Casa Niclodi was born. A series of small details identify the need to keep that atmosphere of warmth and cordiality for our guests, which has always distinguished the welcome of Us Sicilians. Our cuisine wants to revive a food and wine journey, which the different cultures present in the times on the island have strongly influenced with a set of typicalities, making it inimitable. We would like to rediscover and bring back flavors and colors lost in time by proposing them again with a contemporary reading so that the very pleasant atmosphere of our fragrant citrus garden can further enhance their peculiar virtues.

Ristorante Pizzeria Al Saraceno

$$$ Via Madonna Della Rocca, 16, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Pizzeria
The Al Saraceno pizzeria restaurant is located just above the enchanting city of Taormina, a few steps from the historic church of the "Madonna della Rocca", built into the rock, and at the foot of the medieval castle of Taormina in a breathtaking setting, from where you can admire the majesty of Etna and immerse your gaze in the gulf of Giardini Naxos. The interior consists of a large internal room heated by the warmth of the fireplace, furnished in typical Sicilian style, and a suggestive panoramic terrace which, in the warm months, offers the possibility to our guests to have dinner and/or lunch in a privileged position touching the sea with your hand. Thanks to the talent and experience of our chef, he offers typical Sicilian dishes, from fish from our waters to first-choice meat, all embellished with a touch of class. Furthermore, those wishing to taste regular Italian pizza can choose from the many varieties our menu recommends, rigorously baked in a wood oven.

Ristorante L’Arco Dei Cappuccini

$$$ Via Cappuccini, 7a, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Elegant, refined, intimate, chic. This is how we can define the restaurant L'arco dei Cappuccini. Located in the heart of splendid Taormina, the Arco dei Cappuccini offers elegant and refined gourmet cuisine only for the palates of connoisseurs. Crazy, fresh, native raw materials that leave you breathless for goodness. The chef meticulously chooses the menu who directs a diligent and welcoming staff in the kitchen. A magical, fairy-tale location in the middle of this green garden overlooking the sea. The restaurant has all the cards on the table to leave an indelible mark on you.

Granduca Taormina

$$$$ Corso Umberto, 172, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
The halls, the terrace and the garden all with a view of the sea and the Greek theatre. Ideal for meetings and receptions. The prestigious setting where you can savour typical dishes is strongly linked to the Sicilian tradition. The service quality and the place's magic and beauty make the Granduca Restaurant an exclusive location where food is one, but not the only, of the magnificent structure's ingredients. The restaurant is a must in Taormina restaurants and boasts a garden of exclusive charm. Away from prying eyes, in a magical atmosphere that many prefer for big events.

Ristorante Pizzeria Tiramisù

$$$$ Via Cappuccini, 1, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
Glad to welcome you at Trattoria Tiramisu Taormina, where we’ll make you taste unique dishes inspired by Sicilian traditions, revisited by our chef with the will to make our guests experience new tastes. Our dishes are created starting from the best ingredients that Sicily offers: like daily fish, selected among the freshest at the local markets, which is one of the protagonists of our recipes combined with scents and flavours in order to enhance the main ingredients. A totally new culinary experience is waiting for you at Trattoria Tiramisu Taormina!

Gambero Rosso Taormina

$$ Via Naumachia, 11, 98039, Taormina
Italian Casual Dining Pizzeria
The beautiful location in the historic centre of Taormina offers traditional Sicilian cuisine, proposing the greatest classics of the Sicilian food and wine tradition. The great wine list, to accompany courses mainly based on fish, thanks to the proximity to the coast and the continuous daily catches that the suppliers bring to the restaurant constantly, guaranteeing the absolute freshness of their products. Appetizers, first and second courses guarantee to please everyone, with pasta and risotto with seafood or land, satisfying all palates.


$$$$ Via Ospedale, 9, 98039, Taormina
Italian Fine dining
Sicily must be told starting from the thousand tastes and flavours our land offers us. The choice of raw materials for the creation of any dish is the basis of our philosophy. We are located in the heart of Taormina, a stone's throw from Corso Umberto, on a terrace overlooking the sea that will make you feel at home, a place that will make you live a unique experience. Raw materials at 0 km, guaranteed quality, vast and varied menu, perfect for all eventualities and for all tastes, even the most difficult ones. Eating with a panoramic view of the Sicilian Gulf is an experience to be had once in a lifetime.

Osteria Rosso Divino

$$$ Via De Spuches, 8, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Premium Casual
The RossoDiVino tavern was born in June 2012 in an alley hidden from the main shopping street of Taormina, in Vico De Spuches, 8 in a small square overlooking the fourteenth-century Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, a masterpiece of Sicilian Gothic art with characteristic elements of Arab and Norman times where important cultural events are held in the garden in the summer. The atmosphere you breathe is very familiar and intimate. A few tables arranged outdoors in a small square of an old courtyard overlooking the garden of the Palazzo Duchi di S. Stefano, where it is possible to dine under the starry sky for almost the whole year. Immersed in a familiar and welcoming atmosphere, always different menus are offered, reworked on the basis of what is fresh every night at the fish market and the seasonality of the products.

Tischi Toschi

$$$$ Vico Cuscona-Paladini, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Casual Dining Family Style
Tischi Toschi defines the Sicilian emigrant who, upon returning to his places of origin, on vacation or to make a definitive return, is recognizable for having lost his traditional speech and way of doing things. For this reason, referring to the emigrant, it was said that he spoke in the "tischi toschi" style. In short, a gourmet restaurant, as is the environment, has few seats, but the cuisine quality is decidedly high. Luca takes care not only of the combinations of flavours but also of meticulous research in the choice of raw materials. It is not for nothing that the Trattoria "Tischi Toschi" in Taormina is one of the most renowned slow-food restaurants in Sicily.

Al Duomo Restaurant

$$$$ Vico Degli Ebrei, 98039, Taormina
Italian Family Style
The Ristorante al Duomo is located in the middle of the historic center of Taormina and from its terrace, it is possible to appreciate the whole plaza.

Ristorante Rosmarino

$$$ Via Bagnoli Croci, 88/B, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Premium Casual
Intimate and welcoming, located in the "green heart" of Taormina, Rosmarino awaits you to pamper you with the scents and aromas of a menu in which tradition and innovation blend and enhance each other. The restaurant has a lovely bright veranda adorned with evergreens and aromatic herbs, which overlooks the luxuriant "Parco Duca di Cesarò". The Park, better known as the "Public Garden", is undoubtedly one of the most evocative places in the city, with a panoramic view that embraces the Gulf of Naxos, the majestic Etna and the coast of Calabria.

Gourmet 32

$$$$ Via Bagnoli Croci, 31, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
To let you have an unforgettable experience, our chefs traditionally combine modern and antique tastes by using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Our chef accurately chose a selection of gastronomic specialities: raw fish sided with broad beans or fennel and local olive oil. Traditional dishes such as fresh homemade pasta with flour from ancient Sicilian wheat; paccheri with tuna, capers and country vegetables; le casarecce with anchovy and wild fennel. The best fresh fish of the day: the delicious grouper; spatola fillet cooked in the Aeolian way; fillet from meat from the Nebrodi Mountains cooked with Marsala wine – an old typical Sunday dish, still cooked in an authentic way.

Vineria Modì

$$$$ Via Calapitrulli, 13, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
A culinary experience through combinations of tastes and textures. Innovation and Creativity are accompanied by a Cellar made up of excellent and exclusive labels. At the Vineria Modì, a selection of the best KM0 meats where you can taste juicy cuts of the highest quality. Thanks to first-rate raw materials, Modì is known throughout Taormina, renamed for being among the area's best clubs and wine bars.

Kisté Easy Gourmet

$$$$ Via Santa Maria Dei Greci, 2, 98039, Taormina
Italian International European Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Kisté Easy Gourmet, nestled in the historic and picturesque town of Taormina, Sicily, is a culinary gem that offers a modern and approachable take on gourmet dining. This charming restaurant is celebrated for its innovative approach to Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine, where traditional flavours meet contemporary elegance in a relaxed and welcoming setting. Situated against the stunning backdrop of Taormina's ancient architecture and the azure waters of the Ionian Sea, Kisté Easy Gourmet provides an unforgettable dining experience that embodies the essence of effortless Italian sophistication. The ambience of Kisté Easy Gourmet is a harmonious blend of rustic charm and modern design, creating a chic and cosy atmosphere. The interior features minimalist décor, focusing on natural materials and soft, ambient lighting that adds to the restaurant's warm and inviting feel. The outdoor seating area is a coveted spot, offering diners the opportunity to enjoy their meal amidst the breathtaking beauty of Taormina, with panoramic views that span from the historic Greek Theatre to the shimmering sea beyond. At the heart of Kisté Easy Gourmet's menu is a passion for high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, expertly crafted into visually stunning dishes and bursting with flavour. The culinary team, led by talented chefs, takes pride in presenting a menu that is both innovative and accessible, featuring a variety of dishes that cater to a wide range of tastes and dietary preferences. From fresh seafood and artisanal pasta to succulent meats and vibrant vegetarian options, each creation is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of Sicily, reimagined with a modern twist.


$$$ Via Pompeo Sesto,1, 98039, Taormina
Italian Mediterranean Premium Casual Bistrot Cocktail Bar
Medousa Bistrot & Suites, nestled in the heart of Taormina, Sicily, offers an enchanting dining experience that captures the spirit and flavours of the Mediterranean. This charming restaurant, set against the picturesque backdrop of one of Italy's most beautiful towns, combines the warmth of Sicilian hospitality with a menu that celebrates the island's rich culinary traditions. Medousa Bistrot & Suites is a beloved destination for those seeking to immerse themselves in Sicily's vibrant tastes and aromas, all while enjoying the stunning views and elegant ambience that Taormina is famed for. Upon entering Medousa, guests are greeted by an atmosphere of rustic elegance. The decor is a tasteful blend of traditional Sicilian elements and contemporary design, creating an inviting and stylish space. The restaurant's outdoor seating area is particularly sought after, offering diners breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and the surrounding landscapes. It's an idyllic setting for a leisurely meal, a romantic dinner, or a special celebration under the Sicilian sky. At the core of Medousa's appeal is its dedication to showcasing the best of Sicilian cuisine. The menu is a tribute to the island's bounty, featuring dishes made with the freshest local produce, seafood caught daily from the nearby waters, and meats sourced from the surrounding countryside. From succulent antipasti and homemade pasta to expertly grilled fish and meats, each dish is prepared carefully and served with a contemporary twist. The flavours are bold and authentic, reflecting the diverse culinary influences that have shaped Sicilian gastronomy over the centuries.

La Capinera

$$$$ Via Nazionale, 177, 98039, Taormina
Italian Fine dining Elegant & Chic
La Capinera, nestled on the picturesque slopes of Taormina, Sicily, is a Michelin-starred restaurant that offers an exquisite journey through the flavours of the Mediterranean. With its breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea, La Capinera is a testament to this storied island's beauty and culinary richness. This esteemed restaurant is celebrated for its innovative approach to Sicilian cuisine, where traditional dishes are reimagined with modern flair and an emphasis on the freshest local ingredients. The ambience at La Capinera is one of understated elegance and warmth. The interior design reflects the natural beauty of Sicily, with subtle colours, sophisticated furnishings, and large windows that frame the stunning seaside vistas. The outdoor terrace, surrounded by lush greenery, provides a serene setting for dining under the stars, making every meal memorable. Chef Pietro D'Agostino, the visionary behind La Capinera, crafts each dish with a dedication to excellence and creativity. The menu reflects Sicily's seasonal bounty, featuring a variety of seafood, meats, and vegetables sourced from local producers. Guests can indulge in a selection of meticulously prepared courses that showcase the vibrant flavours and textures of the island. Each dish celebrates Sicilian gastronomy, from delicate antipasti and rich pasta to succulent main courses and inventive desserts.

Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant

$$$ Via Teatro Greco, 59, 98039, Taormina
Italian European Mediterranean Fine dining Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant, situated within the luxurious Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, is poised against the breathtaking backdrop of Taormina, Sicily. This exquisite dining destination offers an unparalleled culinary experience, blending the rich traditions of Sicilian cuisine with the refined elegance of gourmet dining. Set against the stunning vistas of Mount Etna and the azure waters of the Ionian Sea, the restaurant provides a feast for the senses, making it an essential visit for those seeking to immerse themselves in the splendour of Sicilian gastronomy in one of the island's most iconic settings. The ambience of the Grand Hotel Timeo Restaurant is characterized by its sophisticated decor, which harmoniously combines classic elegance with Mediterranean charm. The dining room is a masterpiece of design, featuring elegant furnishings, fine linens, and an atmosphere that exudes luxury and comfort. The outdoor terrace, arguably the restaurant's crown jewel, offers guests the opportunity to dine al fresco, surrounded by panoramic views that encapsulate the beauty of Taormina and its surroundings. At the heart of the restaurant's culinary philosophy is a commitment to showcasing the finest local ingredients sourced from the bountiful landscapes of Sicily. The menu, crafted by an acclaimed team of chefs, is a tribute to the island's diverse culinary heritage, offering a selection of innovative dishes deeply rooted in tradition. Guests can expect to savour various exquisite creations, from fresh seafood delicacies and artisanal pasta dishes to succulent meats and vibrant vegetarian options, each prepared with precision and artistry.
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