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19 Craven Terrace, W2 3QH London
Average price £25

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Good value for money
Very short waiting time
  • Adrian R.1 review

    2 December 2023


    The food was ok but they seemed in a hurry to get us out of the restaurant. They rushed our meals and started clearing plates while some of us were still eating.


    Thank you for the review. However I disagree that we rushed you. You were here for 2 hours. I do believe that in anyone’s book that is a decent amount of time. But we apologise if some how you felt that. Perhaps because we were busy and were rushed off our feet, it looked like we were rushing you. Sorry for that, but it was a Saturday night🤷🏻‍♂️.

  • Peter C.1 review

    28 November 2023


    A nice soldi little restaurant with helpful patient staff. I needed a quiet place close to Paddington to meet a colleague for lunch - Taormina was perfect.

  • Austin H.1 review

    11 November 2023


    Superb service, delicious food and very good menu selection.

  • Rebecca P.1 review

    7 November 2023


    Second time we've been. Consistently good, fresh food both times with an authentic Italian menu. Personally I'd recommend the fish. Lovely atmosphere for a large family meal, or a smaller more romantic evening.

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    Hugo N.32 reviews

    1 November 2023


    The ingredients didn't match the menu. The parma ham was normal ham. The drinks come on the bottle without cap. Probably they refill because the Coke had no gas. Overall bad experience, considering the price and the evaluation


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  • James N.2 reviews

    26 October 2023


    Great place , clean and neat , great service, food was excellent, felt like being in Italy. Thanks

  • Simon M.1 review

    7 October 2023


    The waiters were very surly although efficient. The pasta dishes were good, less so the fried fish.

  • Sophie M.1 review

    4 October 2023


    Lovely restaurant and yummy food. Very close to Paddington!

  • Lena R.2 reviews

    30 September 2023


    Skön miljö och god vällagad mat

  • Mark L.1 review

    30 September 2023


    Great authentic Italian.. very reasonable pricing and simple traditional dishes cooked well

  • Frances T.1 review

    27 September 2023


    great restaurant lively food excellent staff we barely noticed their presence. Recommend.

  • Sini F.1 review

    22 September 2023


    A cozy place with a nice atmosphere. Food was ok, definitely not bad but not unforgettably delicious either.

  • Caroline N.7 reviews

    15 September 2023


    First time at Taormina and we’ll be back. We had prawns, salad, saltimboca and liver. All excellent. Great, friendly, service

  • David O.1 review

    7 September 2023


    I have dined at this restaurant many times in the 1980’s and i was therefore really looking forward to taking a good friend to dine there recently. Unfortunately the waiter forgot to place my friends order with the kitchen and she was left waiting for her pizza whilst mine went cold. The pizza bases on both orders were overcooked and hard, making it difficult to cut and unpleasent. The experience ruined our evening. I will never dine there again.

  • Steve W.

    Steve W.28 reviews

    6 September 2023


    The staff were friendly and efficient even though it was pretty busy around 6pm. The fish special tasted really good, as did the calamari starter. Pleasant family ambience.

  • Faran J.2 reviews

    5 September 2023


    The black crab pasta was amazing though the veal cannelloni was a bit dry.

  • Neil H.1 review

    29 August 2023


    My colleague got stuck in the traffic and at 9.20 pm I called the Restaurant to let them know we were running a few minutes late but was abruptly told I could not attend not good service


    Your booking was for 9.30pm. Last orders are 9.45. Please do not take it out on us if you or your guest is running late. Thanks for the review without even attending!!

  • Claire M.1 review

    19 August 2023


    The staff were really friendly. The service was quick but we were never made to feel rushed. The food was superb. Will definitely visit again.

  • Chris W.1 review

    18 August 2023


    I don’t know the Paddington area well so had to do some research to find a nice restaurant. Luckily I stumbled across an absolute gem with Taormina. It was perfect and I’m so pleased. The food was delicious, surroundings light and pleasant, and the service excellent. On top of that the bill was much less than I estimated. Amazing place! I’ll be back.

  • Shaun N.

    Shaun N.12 reviews

    16 August 2023


    Exactly what I look for in an Italian restaurant (not in Italy). Subtle yet sophisticated wine list.

  • Liliana D.1 review

    2 August 2023


    Cute place but far below quality for authentic Italian food.

  • Willem B.1 review

    27 July 2023


    Small, typical Italian restaurant. Good Italian food, friendly atmosphere and reasonably priced. Good place for a lovely dinner evening.

  • Jade k.1 review

    8 July 2023


    Great little restaurant. Delicious food and very quaint the staff were wonderful. Will return in the future .


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  • Tim W.1 review

    7 July 2023


    The prawn and the Calamari starters were excellent and very tasty. However, the pizzas we had were very disappointing due to the toughness of the pizza base. The knives provided were not sharp enough to cut through the pizza crusts and base. Toppings tasted good, but the quality of the pizza base left a lot to be desired.

  • Kerri G.1 review

    6 July 2023


    Amazing authentic Italian family restaurant. Looks the part and the food was incredible. Best pizza I’ve ever had!

  • John H.1 review

    5 July 2023


    All food we order was very good at a reasonable price.

  • Paula H.1 review

    30 June 2023


    What a wonderful little restaurant, it was like being transported to Italy itself. Beautiful food and very good service will definitely return when next in London 5 stars

  • Adam B.1 review

    29 June 2023


    Really enjoyed this place. A bit off the beaten path, easy walk from Paddington station and excellent food! Loved the grilled sardines and black crab tortellini.

  • Richard D.1 review

    28 June 2023


    Friendly staff. The food was excellent. Lots of nice choices. Would like to visit again

  • Barb T.1 review

    24 June 2023


    Fantastic! Can't speak highly enough about this wonderful restaurant. Try the Gambia Diabolo.. devine. Amazing fish and lamb. Great service. Wish we lived closer!!

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    Zohra B.1 review

    2 June 2023


    We had dinner with a friend. The food is good ( special + for the tiramisu) the staff really nice.. I recommend

  • Susi B.1 review

    27 May 2023


    The fish was off and the service was slow when we asked for our bill. The first waiter was surly. No ambience or conviviality. We don’t be returning

  • Claire B.1 review

    18 May 2023


    Resto très accueillant et une équipe très sympathique et organisée Bon moment partagé

  • Fay T.2 reviews

    5 May 2023


    Faultless! Great service, great food, what more do you need?

  • Beccy P.4 reviews

    2 May 2023


    A family run restaurant. It’s not posh and a little cramped but good service and good food. Bustling even on a Tuesday night.

  • Jean L.1 review

    28 April 2023


    Very welcoming staff. We celebrated my sister’s birthday while visiting. Our experience was wonderful. It was the whole package, excellent food, friendly staff and wonderful atmosphere.

  • Steve G1 review

    28 April 2023


    Excellent little neighbourhood Italian restaurant: great food with generous portions, attentive service, quiet setting, and good value for money.

  • Stephanie A.1 review

    27 April 2023


    Authentic italian restaurant with friendly and fast service and the food was great. We were a family of 4 with 2 children

  • Steven C P.1 review

    25 April 2023


    I didn’t realise I booked an offer and I felt like I was rushed through to free the table up for other diners. The sardines were not prepared properly. I raised my concerns with the waiter / manager and he was just plain rude and said what do you expect when you book an offer.

  • Susan C.3 reviews

    14 April 2023


    Taormina is a great little restaurant - very like places we have visited in Italy. It is not fancy, but the food is always good & the staff very welcoming.

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