The Bella Blu Restaurant – Via Luigi Pirandello 28, Taormina, Italy – Bella Blu
We arrived at the Bella Blu restaurant in Taormina, Italy shortly before noon and were the only people there. It was a good thing we got there early, since by the time we left there was a long line of people waiting for a table. The place was packed. We were seated on an outside balcony at a little table with a spectacular view of the sea and the funicular that runs between the town of Taormina and the beaches of
It was the closest I have ever come to experiencing lunch as an opera. The waiter was attentive and thorough enough.
He also sang. He laughed and we kissed. I felt like I was having a lunch experience rather than just eating.
My lunch was a spectacular black ink pasta with squid sauce. I would have to say it was the best I ever had.
One of my lunch companions had an excellent pizza, and she was glad she did since pizza is hard to find in Sicily. The Bella Blu is known for their traditional Mediterranean cuisine particularly dishes made with seafood.
They also have pastas and grilled steak for those among us who do not like seafood. In almost any restaurant in Italy you can get pasta with tomato sauce if you do not find something to your liking on the menu.
I can’t remember what we paid for lunch, but I can remember thinking it was inexpensive for a restaurant located in a resort town.
The Bella Blu Restaurant in Taormina, is located outside the Porta Messina near the funicular. It is a bit of a walk from the center of town but worth the effort. You turn right coming out of the Porta Messina and walk towards the funicular. If you come up in the funicular, the restaurant will be to the left. You walk down a number of steps to get into the restaurant and you will walk down a lot of steps to get to the restrooms.
There is a piano bar in the restaurant and I have heard that the place is hopping at night during the season.
We had no trouble getting into Bella Blu in May but reservations are required in season which runs from June through August. In fact, for dinner to be on the safe side you should have your hotel call and make reservations. Although we paid cash for lunch, the Bella Blu takes credit cards.
We asked a local while we were walking around Taormina, Italy to suggest a restaurant and they pointed us to the Bella Blu. Sometimes the best finds are not found in guide books.