typical sicilian dishes

The Porta Messina Restaurant-Pizzeria is one of the oldest in Taormina and has been wisely managed by the same company structure for more than 12 years.


This allowed for an exponential increase in the quality of services and products offered, allowing the venue to quickly reach the rank of one of the TOP FIVE eateries in the city.


The Chef's 40 years of experience translate into a cuisine founded on the culinary traditions of Sicily, enhanced by sumptuous innovative and international influences.


The menu is full surprising choices, and the pizza is definitely one of the best in Taormina.

The Trattoria

air-conditioned restaurant, trattoria, lunch

The "Porta Messina" trattoria is located at the beginning of the main street, Corso Umberto, in a charming little square made even more welcoming by a picturesque veranda where you can eat outdoors in good weather (which is practically all year in Taormina).

Besides a wide selection of delicious meat and fish dishes, there is a wine list with Sicilian and other specimens of the highest quality, so you choose the best pairing for your meal.

The dining hall

At the table

The dining hall is large and welcoming, with bright colours that reflect the joy that can be felt everywhere in the restaurant.

The veranda can also host large groups, making it the ideal setting for celebrating special occasions such as baptisms, communions, confirmations, graduations and birthdays.


The clientele may be large and lively but, thanks to the careful arrangement of the tables, the space is never noisy.


The service is fast and the waiters are young and competent, giving Trattoria Porta Messina an instantly familiar feeling.


The prices are more than affordable, both in absolute terms and in comparison with the average for Taormina.

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