Discovered this pizzeria (they also serve beef, lamb and seafood) one cold February evening when many of Taormina's restaurants, and half the hotels, were closed for the season. It offered a cozy atmosphere and the pizza and pasta were both fantastic. The name means "red shrimp" (in Italian the phrase often connotes superior cuisine and gracious living), just one of the menu's more enticing choices. Outdoor dining in summer. Around €25.00. Via Naumachia 11.
This delightful restaurant offers an intimate setting and an outdoor terrace with the sea and mountains as a backdrop. Menu is remarkably varied. Lunch and dinner. Major credit cards are accepted. Around €35 per person. Corso Umberto 140.
Cool off at nearby Bambar (45 Via Di Giovanni) which offers the best granita in town. Granita, for the uninitiated, is a delicious iced desert, usually made of crushed fresh fruit which is gently frozen into a snow-like consistency. Strawberry and peach make my mouth water, especially topped with fresh whipped cream and served with a brioche to soak the juice up as it melts. Pistachio, almond and coffee are all popular alternatives.