La Grotta Azzurra restaurant, Taormina, Sicily, Italy

La Grotta Azzurra is a Sicilian restaurant in Taormina specializing in fresh fish and seafood. The restaurant has several tables and an indoor bar and a terrace with tables placed on the stairs (very typical in Taormina). Inside you can see the chef and kitchen staff working in front of you as the kitchen is set back from the counter; you will also find the self service entrees but be careful, ask the prices before not to be surprise as this is paid extra with the plates requested, it is not included with the menu. The restaurant is a bit hidden from the central tourist area because it is on a small alley and it gives it a charming atmosphere. From time to time, you will have a presentation of the musicians who make the tour by the different restaurants of the tourist streets.

Tips

If you want to sit on the terrace it is better to make a reservation as it is always full. If you are with a group, a reservation is also preferable.

If you like pasta and seafood, enjoy it, you are in the ideal place.

Via Bagnoli Croce 2, Taormina, Me, Sicily

 

Espace Ricardo, Saint-Lambert, Quebec, Canada

Espacio Ricardo is a shop on the South Shore of Montreal who introduced us to the universe of Ricardo, the renowned chef followed for several years through its programs on Canadian television and in other countries. If you are a lover of the kitchen you will find everything you need even as Ricardo cookbooks. There are products of known brands and of course accessories of Ricardo collection. Inside Space Ricardo include Mama Choka, a chocolate shop that offers nuts, marshmallows, assorted chocolate bars, etc. To complete the store, there is a café that offers a few simple dishes thought by Ricardo, where you can also buy some products.

Tips

If you want to go to the café in a group, it is appropriate to reserve the places especially if you go at weekends. If you can not visit the place, go and see all products on the Ricardo site and you will be able to buy them online.

310, rue d’Arran, Saint-Lambert
J4R 2T5, Qc, Canada

Laboratory of Art, Taormina, Messina, Sicily, Italy

The Laboratory of Art (Laboratori dell’arte) is a Sicilian company which deals with works on the volcanic lava stones of Mount Etna. They make the whole process from the cutting of the stone to the final decoration made by Sicilian craftsmen. The range of objects realized varies a lot, you can find even small objects, a complete decoration for a kitchen (walls, washbasin, etc.) in Sicilian style and also jewelry. There is a shop in Taormina where you can find many items on sale and if you wish, you can also order the objects of your choice with the designs you desire. Beautiful tables and sinks can also be ordered.

Tips

If you decide to buy several objects or order different items, you can have them delivered directly to your country. The company makes deliveries all over the world.

There is also the possibility to buy some other typical products in the store such as soaps, liqueurs, souvenirs of Taormina and from the region.

 

Via Calapitrulli, 5 – 98039 Taormina (Me) Sicilia