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#147 of 401 Italian in Messina


Italian, Seafood
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

Eaten here 3 times this week. The food is good and the Aperol Spritzers are fab. But the service is SOOoO SLOW!! I don’t know if we were just unlucky with waiters or what, but they took ages to even acknowledge our presence, then our...food arrived before our drinks!! A shame, because the food was lovelyMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 7 March 2019

3 USA, 1 Swiss and a Canadian Family (4) the good - service was fast and friendly, waiter spoke english, large menu, daily chef specials, good rose house wine the bad - make sure you understand what you are ordering, one at the table ordered...the special artichoke seafood ravoli, she was not happy it came with whole seafood :), i was not super impressed by the gnocchi but the sauce was delishMore

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 6 March 2019

We have a wonderful time at Porta Messina when we took their cannoli cooking class. The chef was professional, fun, charming, and informative. We left knowing how to make cannolis from scratch! The staff was all very friendly. The entire experience was very enjoyable. We...would definitely take another class at this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We have decided to give it a go based on the good reviews here and because it was very close to our hotel but it was a disappointing experience. Food was tasteless and service wasn’t good. The waiter wasn’t bothered at all. It felt like...we, the customers, were disturbing his day.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Really enjoyed my cooking class, really helpful and trip to the market also good. Booked at last minute and was not disappointed. Stefano and Luca were great teachers. Attachments area

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We all had lovely food especially the 600g t bone steak. All the staff were friendly and I would go back as prices reasonable

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Had dinner with family. had swordfish cooked in Sicilian style which was excellent. Kids pasta dishes tasted great.Prices were reasonable for Taormina.

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The cooking class with Stefano was an absolute highlight. He shared his knowledge of traditional Sicilian food and gave us a real hand-on experience to prepare bread, pasta, pizza and other delicious dishes. It was really fun as we met great people, enjoyed lots of...Italian wine as well as generous extras - beautiful dessert and limoncello. I'd recommend this class very highly!More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped at this bar during our waiting on a train. We were quite sceptical but the experience was perfect and delicious. Perfectly thin pizza with large amount of ingredients. Many local people visit this place which is also good sign.

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My husband and I took a cooking class during our honeymoon. It was great and five hours flew by! We started making some bread that we later ate with some cheeses and cold meats whilst sipping some wine. Luca also taught us to make pasta,...before we started making our pizzas, which by the way, were delicious! We got our aprons as a present and the following day we received a very thoughtful e-mail with our recipe book and a thank you. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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5 September 2016|
Response from AbigailA711 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for being late ....i cant tell you as I got there from the southern side of sicily...sorry
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  • Yes, Ristorante Porta Messina offers takeout services.

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  • Ristorante Porta Messina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5