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Birthday Luncheon in Taormina

aimeezing1 Jul 12, 2011 05:26 AM

We will be in Catania, Sicily in October with 6 friends, and it will be my husband's 55th birthday. Would like to bring the group up to Taormina for a day trip with a fantastic birthday luncheon, overlooking the water of course! Anyone have specific recommendations?

  1. jen kalb Jul 16, 2011 04:49 PM

    There are some recommendations on the site that might work for you

    of Nero d'Avola and La Capinera. If you do a google search for Chowhound Taormina you should find them. - or maybe even by scanning the posts linked below. This thread includes an intriguing description of Nero d'Avola.

    There are a handful of others on the Restaurant page as well


    La Capinera
    localita Spisone, V. Nazionale , 177, Taormina, Sicilia 98039, IT

    Nero d'Avola
    vico Spuches 8, Taormina, Sicilia 98039, IT

    1. MBlair Jul 12, 2011 09:08 AM

      If food is the top priority, you may have to sacrifice the view. When we were in Taormina, our favorite places did not have water views, which are somewhat limited from the center of town. Although, we did have nice lunches (with water views) at La Cisterna del Moro and Granduca.

      If price is no object, go to Maffei's for amazing fish - just take their advice when ordering. Attached is a photo of their courtyard.

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      1. re: MBlair
        aimeezing1 Jul 12, 2011 12:24 PM

        Thanks! Price is no object since it is costing everyone a fortune to make the trip what's another lunch thrown into the mix. Appreciate the response and will look into Maffei's.

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