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Cocktails, cuisine and views worth writing about

Savour superb regional cooking, classic Italian cocktails and sensational views at one of the most celebrated Taormina bars. Favoured by some of history’s finest literary greats, D.H. Lawrence, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams all drew creative inspiration from our ambient Literary Terrace. Take a seat here at sunset to discover why.

The Art of Aperitivo

Otto Geleng

Otto Geleng

Be one of just 16 guests to join us each evening for a culinary sensation inspired by German painter and Taormina legend, Otto Geleng.

Executive Chef Roberto Toro’s Michelin-star menu is a culinary riff on classic Mediterranean fare. Each dish is an enticing play on tradition and innovation. Savour every delectable moment as you admire the views that captivated Otto’s imagination.

Open: Thursday to Sunday, 8pm-10pm
Dress code: elegant
Children aged 12 and over welcome

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    Ristorante Timeo

    Ristorante Timeo

    Embark on a culinary journey at the most scenic restaurant Taormina has to offer. Backdropped by Mount Etna and Naxos Bay, Ristorante Timeo’s striking location is complemented by a superb menu of locally sourced Sicilian favourites. 

    Featuring mouth-watering cuisine alongside an expert menu of regional wines, our atmospheric terrace beckons for an unforgettable alfresco feast.

    Opening times:
    Lunch: 1–2:30pm
    Dinner: 7:30–10:30pm

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    Ristorante Timeo

    Ristorante Timeo

    Embark on a culinary journey at the most scenic restaurant Taormina has to offer. Backdropped by Mount Etna and Naxos Bay, Ristorante Timeo’s striking location is complemented by a superb menu of locally sourced Sicilian favourites. 

    Featuring mouth-watering cuisine alongside an expert menu of regional wines, our atmospheric terrace beckons for an unforgettable alfresco feast.

    Opening times:
    Lunch: 1–2:30pm
    Dinner: 7:30–10:30pm

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      The Literary Terrace & Bar

      The Literary Terrace & Bar

      Classic cocktails and breathtaking vistas afford The Literary Terrace a reputation of excellence among Taormina bars. Marvel at the ever-present Mount Etna, or let the Bay of Taormina steal your gaze while sipping a cool Etna Spritz. 

      Inside, the Bar’s elegant Sicilian carpentry and antique fittings evoke the magical atmosphere of a 19th-century winter garden.

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        Pool Bar

        Pool Bar

        Take a seat beside the sun-splashed pool for an refreshing spritz or traditional cocktail. Whatever you order, stunning views of Naxos bay are the perfect accompaniment.

        Open during the summer months from 10– 6pm

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          Il Giardino di Bacco

          Il Giardino di Bacco

          Live cooking, stunning views of Naxos Bay and delicious organic ingredients. These delights await in Il Giardino di Bacco, a shaded and fully refurbished dining spot.

          Savour the freshest meat or fish of the day, cooked expertly using a Josper Charcoal Oven.

          Open during the summer months, 1pm–4pm

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            Breakfast

            Breakfast

            Sicilian breakfast is a work of art. Feast on freshly baked delicacies like croissants and fruit tarts, prepared at a live station right in front of your eyes. Nibble local cheese, cold cuts and freshly picked fruit and vegetables.

            To top it all off, don’t forget to try delicious cannolo and an authentic Sicilian breakfast classic: granita and brioches.

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              Dinner Under the Stars

              Arrive at your table on our secluded Greek Theatre Terrace and raise a toast to the art of romance. Our Michelin-starred chef, Roberto Toro, serves an exquisite menu created just for you. While you’re not gazing into each other’s eyes, take a moment to admire the stunning views. From up here, the sparkling lights of Naxos Bay unfold before you. Marvel as the ancient ruins of the Greek Theatre and majestic Mt Etna glow under the starlight.

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              Basil and Pecorino tortelli with prawns and tomato

              Basil and Pecorino tortelli with prawns and tomato

              This creation by Chef Toro combines ingredients from all over Sicily.

              With red Mazara prawns and vine tomato, the dish is perfect paired with an Etna rosé.

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              Dining Experiences

              Whether exploring the restaurants in Taormina or enjoying a romantic beachfront barbecue, Grand Hotel Timeo is at the forefront of Sicilian gastronomy. Indulge in an afternoon tea beside the sea, or have our chef create a dream picnic to enjoy volcano-side. Just bring your appetite—we’ll do the rest.

              Candlelit Dinner on the Beach

              Come twilight, the private beach of sister hotel Villa Sant’Andrea is a magical place. The lull of waves and a sky punctured by stars, make it a prime setting for a romantic feast.

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              Picnic in the Heavens

              Find a peaceful spot in our manicured gardens with breathtaking views of the Sicilian coast. Our hilltop haven is the perfect place to enjoy a bespoke basket of gourmet treats.

              Choose from three mouthwatering options: the Brunch box, Lunch box and Pic Chic lunch box. All offer a variety of delectable bites, from farmhouse lasagne with shellfish ragout to steamed lobster tail in oil and lemon. Each basket is paired with wine or Veuve Clicquot champagne. Salute!

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              Candlelit Dinner on the Beach

              As the sun sets, take a stroll hand-in-hand along the sands to your table.

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              Picnic in the Heavens

              Sit back, admire the garden panoramas and savour a delicious medley of freshly prepared picnic bites.

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