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.
Embark on a culinary journey at the most scenic restaurant Taormina has to offer. Backdropped by Mount Etna and Cape Taormina, the 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.
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 Bellini.
Inside, the Bar’s elegant Sicilian carpentry and antique fittings evoke the magical atmosphere of a 19th-century winter garden.
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.
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.Contact us
Candlelit Dinner on the Beach
Come twilight, the private beach of sister hotel Belmond 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.
Afternoon Sea Time
Discover our version of English afternoon tea at sister hotel Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea. Swap the teapot for champagne, and scones for just-chucked oysters and raw fish appetizers, fresh from the Sicilian sea.
Relax on our manicured lawns and sample mouthwatering specialities prepared by our Chef. Expect marinated skewers, al dente pasta and flakey pies––all served up by your own picnic butler.
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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.Plan your event
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