Taormina Restaurant

4.7
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226 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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One might find a little slice of Sicily right here in Commack at Taormina Restaurant and Pizzeria -namesake of Italy’s picturesque eastern coastal city! Taormina is perfect for business luncheons, dinner, family gatherings and special events where quality and taste of good food is paramount.
Whether you are in the mood for pizza, a hearty pasta dish or one of Chef Giuseppe’s specialties, the choice is sure to be an outstanding experience.
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KW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Unfortunately we went during restaurant week and the place was packed. We were a party of 6 and we were squashed in a table all the way in the back near the kitchen. Our table was always in the way of the staff. But we did enjoy our dinner very much.

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated immediately and were greeted shortly there after. We enjoyed the food and the ambience. We will definitely be back.

BT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back.

A
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Host was awesome and our table was reserved and waiting for our arrival. Food choices were plentiful and our selections were delicious.

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food & service. Jumbo shrimp, tender eggplant & pasta cooked al dente. Red & white sauces are very tasty. Friendly & knowledgeable waitstaff. Their lunch special is a bargain. Delicious homemade soups & Champagne dressing are a must.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taormina is always consistent. Great menu, great food, never had a bad meal.

LL
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Our reservation was for 7pm. We were still waiting to be seated at 7:30. The place was mobbed with people. They were not putting open table reservations before walk ins. We left without eating. The food is always amazing and the wait staff are wonderful but we will not be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant, food and service both outstanding, prices very reasonable.

CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Foood was excellent. Had salmon with fresh tomatoes and basil. Delicious and very good value.

B
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this place. I will definitely return. Food and service was excellent. I have already recommended Taormina to other family members and friends.

TE
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The host/owner was terrific and the food was excellent along with the service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant

C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal.

Very friendly staff.

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh and delicious, prepared as requested!

R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Food was great. Waitress and staff were unbelievably friendly. We highly recommend

MB
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A neighborhood gem and favorite. Consistently excellent food and service.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a treat to share a meal here.

L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good local restaurant. It was restaurant week and it was very crowded. We will return.

l
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time here and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was full.Food was delicious. The owner stopped at our table a few times and even helped our server. Will definitely be back.

KB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The owner makes rounds and talks with tables. Service is excellent. Food outstanding.

MH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

TL
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to local Italian restaurant. No matter where else we go, we think the sauces here are the most delicious--and we do go to a lot of other Italian restaurants because several of our friends want to go to a "fancier" restaurant on Saturday nights.

SM
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food...as always! And the dessert tray is to die for!!!

C
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service at this family owned gem.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a 6:30 reservation and was not seated until after 7:15

RS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. Always recommended for any occasion.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining experience was wonderful. The food was great. The host and staff were very attentive. Would definitely return again!

CR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was very good. Service was attentive. price was reasonable. location was good parking was easy

SE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

A big, gloppy bowl of fried calamari, drowning in tomato sauce, on a bed of ricotta cheese? Ugh.

Service was painfully slow, as the kitchen was overwhelmed.

Inattentive service - my drink remained empty almost 20 minutes, even after three requests for a refill.

Maybe we caught them on a bad night. We won’t come back to find out.

D
New York Area
127 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

There are several better choices in the area.

MH
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. I was disappointed for my friend who ordered a veal entree and was told after 1/2 hour of ordering the meal that they didn’t have any veal available. I felt that the waiter should have known this when the order was placed. My meal was delicious and service was excellent.

j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Came here for a business meeting the food was excellent. The booth was cramped for grown med but luckily none of us are heavy or else we could not have sat down. Nice italian restaurant I would definitely go again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was awesome, the room is kind of cramped… Not enough walking space around the tables.

DG
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to taor Mina for years
Excellent food
Service is great
Peter always comes to the tables making sure everything is ok
Would recommend highly

LM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taormina's never disappoints! Food is always delicious! Love how they know how to add lots of garlic to their dishes!😊

BK
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great place to enjoy a meal with family and friends

DH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant—great owners and staff. Food and service top notch. Can’t wait to go back again.

S
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Small establishment, very accommodating, good food at good price, was not overly crowded but slow out of the kitchen. Wait staff attentive and pleasant. Our small party of was pleased with our experience other than the wait time on the food.

CG
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove 45 minutes from Brooklyn NY. 14 of us to enjoy a Fathers day celebration. We loved it. Server and manager was amazing. Food was delicious. Will visit again.

R
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

It’s a local pizzeria with a restaurant in the back. It was busy, and our waitress had a couple of bigger tables, so we waited longer than we should have, feeling a little ignored, but another waitress noticed and took care of us. We weren’t in a rush, so it worked out. They brought out bread, which was excellent. There was a small bottle of olive oil on the table, it would have been outstanding if it was herbed for dipping. Fried calamari was delicious, not chewy at all, and the tomato sauce was fresh and tasty. I ordered lasagne, it was a good portion, hearty and delicious. My daughter’s shrimp dish, with artichoke hearts in a lemony brownish sauce was also quite good. We brought home leftovers, always a bonus. I’d certainly recommend and go back.