Taormina is one of the most charming towns in the world. If you are in Sicily and you want to be enchanted by the charm of nature and medieval history, you cannot miss it. Taormina a real gem set in a Sicilian heaven. It is a pleasant place to spend a day, although it is not always cheap. I wrote about the most romantic Taormina restaurants where you can celebrate a special moment of your life, and most of all are included in the medium high category. Here is a list of traditional Taormina restaurants, where you can try Sicilian cuisine without spending a fortune.
TIP: every time I go to Taormina I have dinner at CutìLuDissi. If you want to save some money you can also have dinner in Castelmola, just near Taormina. There are great and cheap places in Catania, if you prefer not to have dinner in Taormina. Here prices are more affordable. Then be careful with the price of wine bottles and beverage! They soar!
Here are my favourite 7 traditional restaurants in Taormina to taste local cuisine:
1. CutìLuDissi. Via Ospedale 9.
On of my favourite restaurants ever. The atmosphere is magical and the quality of food is high. The best thing is that it is not expensive as you could think! You enjoy all the genuinity of Sicilian on a terrace overlooking Taormina. Fish is the main dish. Swordfish rolls and octopus with potatoes are my favourite food. They pay attention to details and there are also gluten free dishes.
2. TIRAMISÚ TRATTORIA. Via Apollo Arcageta 9. Website.
2. ROSSOPEPERONCINO. Vico Sacramento 2bis. Website.
3. TRATTORIA DON CICCIO.
4. TAVERNA AL PALADINO. Via Naumachia 21. Website.
5. AL GIARDINO. Via Bagnoli Croci 84.
7. MALVASIA.Via Apollo Arcageta 8.
This article has been required by a Travellector‘s fan who is going to travel to Taormina. I confess that the best Sicilian food is what you can taste at Sicilians’ houses. Every time I go to a restaurant I always find something which is not perfect at 100%. I think it is normal or I am too finicky. My mother and my grandmother cook divinely. They are great teachers to me 🙂
If you were in Taormina right now, which of these Taormina restaurants would you like to try?