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Luxury Restaurants in Taormina

If tourists want to eat in an luxury restaurant in Taormina they have at least three restaurants to choose: Casa Grugno, Maffei’s and La Giara.

The best of the best in the group is Casa Grugno, situated near the main Cathedral of Taormina in the narrow street of Via Santa Maria dei Greci. Casa Grugno is situated in an elegant ancient attached building made of stone. The central part of the restaurant is a hall decorated with the scenes of Venetian carnivals. The original artistic manner of painting makes an effect of a three-dimensional picture. Besides a restaurant hall there is a bar and an open terrace in Casa Grugno. The service is perfect. The price of the main dish starts from 15 Eur. There is also a fixed menu (70 Eur) which usually includes steak made of tunny-fish, piquant pasta with almonds and tomatos or delicious aubergines with Parmesan cheese. Tel. +39 0942 21208. 
Maffei’s is famous as the best fishing restaurant in Taormina. Unfortunately, the number of seats in Maffei’s is stricktly limited. Ten tables are not enough for those who wish to have dinner there, that is why it is better to book seats in advance (tel. +39 0942 240 55). The most popular dish in Maffei’s is filleted sword-fish in tomato sauce. But other seafoodstuffs like shrimps, squids, tunny-fish are cooked there perfectly as well. The price for the main dish starts from 10 Eur. There is a famous hotel called San Domenico Palace not far from the restaurant. It was used as a decoration by legendary Antonioni, when he was working at his film “The Adventure”.

The address of Maffei’s is Taormina, Via S. Domenico di Guzman 1.

The La Giara Restaurant is a representation of languorous 50ies. Since the year of its opening in 1953 lots of world and Italian filmstars have visited this place. The Bohemian atmosphere is felt there nowadays as well: marble floors, a colonnade and a terrace with a picturesque view of the Taormina bay. Great attention should be paid to raviolli and grilled fish in La Giara.La Giara is famous as one of the best night clubs in Taormina. Among the VIP guests of La Giara such people as Dolche and Gabanna should be mentioned. You can book seats using the tel. number +39 0942 233 60.

The address of La Giara is the centre, Vico la Floresta 1.


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