Al Saraceno


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Al Saraceno

Perched above the city Taormina, the restaurant is located on the way to the Saraceno Castle. This position offers a sweeping view of the entire city, the bay and Mount Etna, often capped with snow. The cuisine is rigorously Sicilian, offering dishes based on both beef and seafood, as well as pizzas.


The essence of the Sicilian cuisine lies in dishes that belong to a tradition dated hundreds of years ago, resulting from the mixture of different cultures that have lived in this town starting from its first Greek settlements. Taormina boasts some of the most well-renowned eateries of the Mediterranean Island. The tender meat of the swordfish fished locally is served with vegetables or plain as a "secondo piatto" (the second course) always preceded by a "primo piatto" (the first course, usually pasta, risotto or soup) and an antipasto (the appetiser). To finish off the meal you can order a dessert rigorously accompanied by almond wine, a peculiarity of Taormina's tradition.