A lot of trattories and pizza shops in Taormina cook delicious dishes, the quality of which is as high as the dishes of their respectable competitors (the expensive restaurants).Practically, all local restaurants use only fresh ingredients in cooking. Dishes made of fish are predominant everywhere. Fish is the main product of the Sicilian cuisine. There are a lot of places in Taormina where you can taste Sicilian cuisine and feel real Sicilian temperament.
The romantic Al Duomo restaurant is situated in a cosy place not far from the cathedral in a small square. Its decoration is a sort of the traditional Sicilian ascetic style, where the walls are made of crude bricks and where it is cool even in the hottest afternoons. There are about 30 seats in Al Duomo.The cuisine of Al Duomo offers such delicacies as mutton in red wine and the most popular small cutlets called rissole.The address of Al Duomo is Via degli Ebrei 11, tel. +39 0942 625 656.
Bella Blu Restaurant is famous as one of the main dancing places of Taormina. Most of the visitors come there not only to eat but to dance as well. Bella Blu is situated at the distance of 5 min. walking from the centre of Taormina in Via Luigi Pirandello. Fried meat and fish are very tasty there. The main dish is spagetti with sardines. Tel. +39 0942 24 239.
Ristorante La Griglia was opened not long ago, but it looks like an ancient building because of the place of its location. The walls of La Griglia were the parts of the medieval Palace . Grilled vegetables are really tasty there.The Address of Ristorante La Griglia is Corso Umberto 1, 54, tel. +39 0942 23 980.
Il Ciclope, one more good restaurant is situated in the same street as the La Griglia restaurant. It is considered the best among the cheap restaurants of the resort . This trattory offers very simple cuisine but the dishes are made of excellent ingredients. The tourists have an opportunity to taste different dishes such as Sicilian fish soup and fried squids . It is a nice place to have breakfast there, The address of Il Ciclope is Corso Umberto 1,203. Tel. +39 0942 23 263.
It is difficult to choose among a great variety of pizza shops in Taormina. If you want to find a nice eating place you should visit the Gambero Rosso pizza shop. It is situated in one of the oldest streets of Taormina called Naumachia. The tables are in the open air in the narrow road. Pizza is excellent there like anywhere else in Taormina, but the location plays an important role. It is sorrounded with the medieval buildings. The average price in a restaurant is 25-30 Eur. The address is Via Naumachia 11.