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Tiramisu Like Mama Makes It

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I tend to skip daytime eating on short trips in favor of seeing more things. But after a couple of hours in Taormina I was starving and decided to see what was available near the Villa Comunale. I’d read good things about Delmon, but it was closed. A few doors down was the exuberantly decorated Ristorante al Giardino.

ristorante al giardino exterior

I had a healthy amount of skepticism, but the menu board looked ok and proclaimed lots of Trip Advisor praise. It was already 2:30PM so I decided to risk it.

Ristorante al Giardino Taormina menu

 

It had an outdoor courtyard with tables as well as indoor seating. Daniel, one of the owners, spoke great English and encouraged me to sit wherever I wanted, I chose outside in the good weather. It was relatively quiet though quite a few people came in after I did.

Ristorante al Giardino Taormina interior

Ristorante al Giardino Taormina decoration

I started first with a half carafe of the local wine, which was pretty affordable and decent tasting.

Taormina Sicily Ristorante Al Giardino wine

The swordfish looked interesting and I love home-made pasta, so I tried that dish. It was even better than I had hoped!

Ristorante al Giardino Taormina Swordfish pasta

Thoroughly mellow and enjoying the free internet (so I could make all my Facebook friends jealous with my Taormina pictures) I decided to go for dessert. And I decided to ask Daniel what he thought their best dessert was — not what all the tourists ordered, but what he personally thought was the best.

He suggested the tiramisu made by his mother.

Ristorante al Giardino Taormina tiramisu

 

So good!!!

Definitely a worth a visit here if you’re looking for good food near the gardens.

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JFK Flagship Lounge
American Airlines Economy JFK-MXP
Diplomatic Suite at the Sheraton Malpensa Airport
Getting from Malpensa to Linate Airport
Alitalia Economy LIN-CTA
You Get What You Pay for at the Sheraton Catania
Wine Tasting on Mount Etna
Charming Stay at Zash Country Boutique Hotel
A Day in Taormina

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