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The region of Sicily is a beloved destination to visit, where you can find plenty of local things to eat in Taormina in Autumn as you relax on the beach enjoying the weather. After all, despite being outside the tourist season the climate remains rather pleasant.

Indulging in alfresco dining remains a truly delightful experience in Autumn, as the limited crowds will enhance the charm of your strolls through town. Also, guided tours and experiences can be even more relaxing and enjoyable as you decide where to stop for a bite to eat along the way.

During Autumn, Taormina serves up exquisite Sicilian cuisine, showcasing the finest local ingredients. A sensational Mediterranean stew takes centre stage, harmoniously blending pasta, tomatoes, vegetables, seafood, lemons, extra virgin olive oil, and herbs.

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What to Eat in Taormina in Autumn

Sicilian cuisine artfully combines Italian classics like pasta, tomato sauce, and fresh vegetables with fiery red chilli peppers to delectable tuna, swordfish, and sardines.

Explore a delightful array of flavours as you peruse our exquisite selection of starters, main courses, and desserts. Indulge in a culinary journey that promises to captivate your taste buds.

Delicious Autumn Starters:

  • Pasta with fresh tomatoes and basil, “pennette alla norma” (an aubergine sauce)
  • Pasta con le sarde” (with a sauce of sardines, tomatoes, pine nuts and rasins)
  • Linguine al limone”, surprisingly simple and delicious
  • Risotto alla marinara” (steamed rice with fresh seafood)
  • Spaghetti al nero di seppia” (with the black squid sauce)
  • Spaghetti ai frutti di mare” (seafood)
  • Spaghetti ai ricci di mare” (with sea-urchin‘s eggs)

Exceptional Autumn Main Courses:

Fish holds a prominent position among the main courses of Sicilian cuisine, celebrated for its delectable flavours and culinary prowess.

  • Involtini di pesce spada” (grilled sword-fish rolls)
  • Grigliata mista”, a mixed seafood grill.
  • Triglie” (red mullets)
  • Aragosta” (the clawless Mediterranean lobster)
  • Sarde a beccafico” (filleted sardines stuffed with cheese, garlic, parsley and capers)
  • Neonata a pastelle” (tiny fried fish). Carne (meat)
  • Salsiccia” (sausages in red wine with fennel seeds)
  • Coniglio alla cacciatora” (rabbit steamed in herbs)
  • Capretto al forno” (baked kid batter).
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Typical Autumn Desserts:

  • Cassata” or “torta cassata” is an ice cream or tart with almonds and candied fruits,
  • Cannoli alla ricotta” (sponge cake filled with a delicious cream made of sheep-milk and candied fruits)
  • Sfogliatelle” (sweet ricotta turnovers)
  • Paste di mandorla” (almond cakes)
  • Marzipan” (marchpane)
  • Gelato” (ice-cream) made in Taormina is simply unique and always available year-round

Of course, aside from the above main courses, when we think of Italy, one thing that immediately comes to mind is pizza! This Italian gem is immensely popular and enjoyed globally, but its authentic taste can never be truly replicated outside of Italy.

Italy has always been famous for its mouthwatering cuisine, but in Taormina, the food scene is on a whole new level. This charming and vibrant town offers some of the best flavours and views in all of Sicily, especially during Autumn.

Food and Drink Experiences in Taormina this Autumn

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