The La Griglia Restaurant is located in via Corso Umberto 54, one of the most beautiful streets in Taormina. The restaurant has been created within the remains of an ancient building, and was originally an old stable where the lords left their carriages, then it become an aristocratic residence, in the heart of that Taormina that gradually became the destination for an elite tourism.
These were also the years of the Etna-Taormina International Poetry Prize which was held in the winter months at the Hotel San Domenico and the years that saw the birth of the International Film Festival at the Ancient Theatre in Taormina, where Donatello's Davids were awarded to the greatest personalities of international world cinema. All the most important actors passed through Taormina to receive the little golden statues, including Ingrid Bergman, Federico Fellini, Vittorio Gasmann, Rita Haywort and Michelangelo Anonioni.
Converted from a residence into a splendid restaurant, the establishment is characterised, from its beginning, by a sincere consideration for the materials available in our area. The restaurant has been a reference point for many famous personalities, who highly appreciated its cuisine, during the years of the International Film Festival. Italian names of the calibre of Roberto Benigni, Giancarlo Giannini, Laura Antonelli, Renzo Arbore and Jerry Galà and international personalities such as Giuseppe Guzaldo and Chuck Norris...
Members of parliament, international musicians, models and singers have passed through this splendid nest reserved for their transient suppers… Comedians such as Zuzzurro and Gaspare became regular customers and close friends. The Intelisano brothers, from over 30 years have been working in the catering business, making the culinary arts a true mission. Their passion is revealed in delicious proposals that have been appreciated for years by truly affectionate and loyal customers. The La Griglia Restaurant in the most important national and international food guides.
It has hosted important food critics such as Edoardo Raspelli, enchanted the French writer Roger Perefytte with its Nettle Risotto with herbs and made the German Prime Minister, Franz Josef Strauss, fall in love with its home-made almond wine. More than thirty years since the opening of the La Griglia restaurant, it continues to be a reference point for all gourmets in search of a cuisine rooted in Sicilian tradition, with the tastes and fragrances that the tradition requires.
A corner of total tranquillity and romanticism, ideal for spending evenings in sweet company or relaxing with friends and tasting recipes, in meticulously reviewed versions, that best enhance the fragrances and flavours of our land.