Gambero Rosso


Copyright: KarepaStock/
DESTINATIONS italy taormina Dining Gambero Rosso

Gambero Rosso

From its inception in 1949, Gambero Rosso has offered every Italian dish anyone could be looking for: from seafood like mussels and octopus to fresh pasta and oven cooked pizza. They also provide outdoor seating facing the bustling alley opposite to it.


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.