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.

Otto Geleng Pop-up Restaurant

Otto Geleng Pop-up Restaurant

Celebrating 145 years as the most glamorous retreat in Taormina, we have created a new culinary sensation running for just 100 days. German painter Otto Geleng was the first guest at La Floresta mansion, and convinced the family to transform their home into the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo hotel in 1873. Executive Chef Roberto Toro has created a menu that tells the story of Sicily. Dishes combine Sicilian tradition with Roberto's modern interpretation, complemented by the best local and international wines. Savour each moment, while admiring the view that captivated Otto’s imagination.

Open 8 - 10pm until 15 September, for just 16 guests each evening.

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Otto Geleng Pop-up Restaurant

Otto Geleng Pop-up Restaurant

Celebrating 145 years as the most glamorous retreat in Taormina, we have created a new culinary sensation running for just 100 days. Executive Chef Roberto Toro has created a menu that tells the story of German painter Otto Geleng's adventures in Sicily. It was Otto who convinced the family of La Floresta mansion to transform their home into the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo hotel in 1873. Dishes combine Sicilian tradition with Roberto's modern interpretation, complemented by the best local and international wines.

Open 8 - 10pm until 15 September, for just 16 guests each evening.

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Timeo Restaurant

Timeo Restaurant

Embark on a culinary journey at the most scenic restaurant Taormina has to offer. Backdropped by Mount Etna and Naxos Bay, Timeo Restaurant’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: 7:30–10pm

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Lunch | Dinner

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Timeo Restaurant

Timeo Restaurant

Embark on a culinary journey at the most scenic restaurant Taormina has to offer. Backdropped by Mount Etna and Naxos Bay, Timeo Restaurant’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: 7:30–10pm

View menus:
Lunch | Dinner

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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.

Pool Restaurant and Bar

Pool Restaurant and Bar

Take a seat in the shade of a vine-covered pergola. Whether a simple Sicilian lemonade or fresh seasonal salad, our lunch menu is a fine complement for lazy poolside days.

Seasonal light bites, brick-oven pizzas, a locally sourced salad buffet and freshly grilled fish are just some of the delights on offer. Savour alongside panoramas that span Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea.

Open from mid-May to mid-September.

Dining Experiences

Whether exploring the restaurants in Taormina or enjoying a romantic beachfront barbecue, Belmond 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.

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Private Hire

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Take over the entire hotel for a celebration your guests will never forget. We can customise every aspect of your stay.

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Entertain guests in a stunning environment and treat them to a tailored menu of regional cuisine. We have private dining facilities to seat up to 250 people.

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