A dining room furnished with elegance and exquisite detail. An opulent, inviting atmosphere. Outside the large windows, the ancient olive trees stand in all their magnificence, underlining the Mediterranean nature of the place and watching over the Riviera di Taormina like wise old men. The Giardino degli Ulivi is the perfect setting for sumptuous lunches and dinners, with its lovely surroundings, the fortunate poetry of the views and the exquisite flavours served up by the gourmet cuisine.

The restaurant of the Grand Hotel San Pietro makes you feel you're at the centre of a courtship of the eye and the palate.

Restaurant il Giardino degli Ulivi

Luxury, poetry and good taste

Il Giardino degli Ulivi… the garden of taste At Ristorante Il Giardino degli Ulivi we're committed every day to making breakfast, lunch and dinner more than mere meals. We love to bring authentic taste experiences to the table.

That's why we choose only the best quality ingredients, the freshest raw materials and local products, and we explore different types of flavour.

So your taste buds can take a journey through Sicilian traditional cuisine, Italian and international dishes reinterpreted by our chef. And all accompanied by the perfect wine chosen from our list of excellent labels. A journey that can be taken in our inviting indoor dining room, or on the outdoor terrace overlooking the Bay of Naxos with Etna in the background; or even on the romantic Rotonda, a small balcony perched high above the sea where you can enjoy a dinner for two to the sound of the waves singing their song of love.

The Rotonda by the sea

The most romantic spot in Taormina

Taormina, the "Pearl of Sicily", is the island's most romantic town. And the most romantic spot in Taormina is here at the Grand Hotel San Pietro: the Rotonda by the sea. The Rotonda by the sea is a spectacular balcony perched high above the Ionian sea with a single table reserved for guests who, during their holiday in Taormina, wish to enjoy a very special occasion: a candlelight dinner, an unforgettable view and - in the background - the whisper of the sea. From the swimming pool, a staircase leads to the Rotonda: the furthest terrace of the Grand Hotel San Pietro and the most exclusive and nearest the sea.

Isola Bella is right before your eyes, the lights of the Bay of Naxos glimmer in the distance and the outline of Etna stands guard. Opposite, there's a display of colours: the passionate red of the sunset fades gradually to the silver glow of the moon reflected on the water. The Rotonda by the sea is the perfect setting to celebrate an anniversary or any other special occasion. The table can seat two to six people; dinner is à la carte or personalised on request. Book your dinner on the Rotonda by the sea and experience romance and five-star cuisine.

The panoramic terrace

The outdoor dining room to delight the senses

The view extends from the snow-capped peak of Etna to the coast of Calabria. Between the two, the blue of the sea and the reflection of Taormina. Its fragrance, with the citrus notes of citron, kumquat, tangerine and clementine. And all around, the green of the Mediterranean garden.

This is the setting surrounding the panoramic terrace of the restaurant Il Giardino degli Ulivi, an outdoor dining room where the colours and scents of Sicily join the guests at table, adding taste to taste and enhancing the flavours of the creative and traditional dishes prepared by the chef. At breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests of the Grand Hotel San Pietro can delight their senses with the flavours of a gourmet cuisine on this terrace which talks to the sea and to Mount Etna.

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