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About Taormina Restaurant

Namesake of the beautiful city of Taormina located on the Eastern Coast of Sicily, our restaurant has been call a true Italian gem.

Chef Giuseppe's & Owner Peter Maccarone's vision comes to life with affordable dining combined with the absolute freshest ingredients representative of cuisines from all of Italy's regions.

34 Veterans Memorial Highway
Commack, NY 11725
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Mon-Sun 11AM to 11PM

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(631) 499-6900

Website:
http://www.taorminacommack.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Taormina Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

3.9

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (7)
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Special Occasion (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Healthy (1)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Business Meals (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Big Plus :Great food & service.
Big negative: reservations on list with walk in's (1st come 1st serve, not good). Never contacted Open Table, I had to contact you.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This Italian restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, and it's not very large. But the food is great, and the ambience is pleasant and friendly. Our server Barbara was outstanding.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great food and excellent service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always excellent food at this family owned and run authentic Italian restaurant. We make it a point to visit at least once a month.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Gotta love a spot like this - pizzeria with fantastic grandma slices in front with a
Table cloth dining room in the back - local
Regulars everywhere and they remembered me when I came back. Love it

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I made reservations here for 13 people for my sister birthday. When we arrive they were running alittle behind so they gave us free appetizers while we waited which was thoughtful and great.

Service was good and you can tell they always wanted to make sure everyone was okay. After our nice dinner they brought out cannolis and an assortment of cookies for my sister birthday which was on the house.

My sister had an amazing birthday dinner and we were all very happy.

Thank you!
Jehovany

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

An excellent local restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Dinner was not its usual delicious meal. New cook maybe????Dont know but our dinners were not like usual.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was my daughter's sweet 16 birthday and we had a great time . They accommodated a group of 15 teenagers. Service I felt was a little bit rushed but I understood that they needed tables. Over all it was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Been here a few times...always good....!! I will keep going back.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Can't say how good the food was because I never tasted it!! Had an open table reservation and arrived a few minutes early, so I did not mind waiting. After my reservation time passed, they promised me a table in 'a few minutes' numerous times, until I ended up leaving after standing there over a half hour!! I spoke to a guy in charge a couple of days later, but he wasn't very accommodating.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Always excellent food and service!!
Great family run gem.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

It was excellent

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Good food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I frequent this restaurant about once a month even though its 20 to 25 minutes away.This is a place myself and my 2 adult daughters really enjoy.I make the reservation with open table and our table is always prepared.Food is real good and so is the service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Always Excellent food and service from a great family. Never disappointed. We travel from Port Jefferson to eat at Taormina...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Second time and it was as good as the first. Recommend to anyone that is looking for really good Italian food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great place for any occasion. The food is great and everyone is friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

What a great find. It was a triple celebration: Birthday for my wife, and Mother's Day for my wife and daughter. It was extremely busy, with lots of people waiting to be seated. Regardless, Peter, the owner made sure we were seated in within 5 minutes of our 4:30pm reservation time. Barbara was our server. What a gem. Everybody in our party of 6 from 75 to 16 years old thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered and ate. We live in Virginia so we won't be able to go back there as often as we would like, but I think we found a wonderful new place for our daughter, her husband and their twin daughters to enjoy great food and service with their extended Long Island family and friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I had been there before,never disappointed .I travel 20 minutes because i know the food is excellent. This Mothers Day was the first time I tried the shrimp francese .It was delicious,the shrimp were large and many,the francese sauce was five stars.The waitress and staff are fantastic.Even when the place is very busy you get the best service,they are very attentive to their patrons.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great little restaurant with fantastic food and a wonderful staff. Highly recommend a visit. Enjoy!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We booked a reservation on Open Table for 8 people for 6:00. We were seated upon arrival, no waiting involved. The service was wonderful and the food was delicious.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Great dinner and Pete, the owner, always goes out of his way to great everyone and make sure dinner was perfect 👍🏻open table what is the deal. Tonight reserved T Taormina in Commack for8 at 4.45 and all had dinner, paid the bill and for the 3rd time NO POINTS. I reserved thru your site myself and asked at counter if they got my reservations when I walked in. Gentleman said yes. I wrote last week about 2x b4 that I reserved and got nothing. Really ready to take your App off my phone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

1st time and enjoyed it very much. Service was great and food very good. Will go again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

We reserved on Open Table for 7:30 on a Saturday night and were seated by 7:55 PM; not bad.
The owner Pete and entire wait staff (even those not waiting on us directly) were friendly, pleasant and interested in making our experience enjoyable; it was.
The fresh mozzarella and tomato was a generous portion with fresh garlic and basil- a wonderful surprise.
Chicken Gorgonzola was spectacular- again a generous serving; this time of tender chicken on a bed of spinach topped with gorgonzola cheese and toasted bread crumbs. Enough for 3 meals.
Our second entree was a daily special; Monkfish Livornese. It was certainly a "lighter" choice and a smaller portion but still delicious. It looked yummy and it was. Tender and moist with tomatoes and capers; perfect with a slice or two of bread to sop up the juice.
We did not order dessert but we saw that there were many choices. They all looked delicious as the waitresses walked by with the tray.
We will return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Need more space between tables to sit! My wife is pregnant and she had no room to get comfortable. Tables were to on top of one another, but other than that great service and good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Delicious as usual! Taormina never disappoints!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Fabulous meal and great service as always! Very reasonable

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2017

I have been there several times now and it never disappoints. The house wine is really good and so is the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 20, 2017

The food was delicious! It was an old friend's birthday celebration. They allowed us to stay and visit very long. They did not bother us at all. They did not have the dessert we all wanted, but we all survived and had fun! Will visit again!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I made a 730 pm reservation and wasn't seated until 845 the owner way over booked the restaurant other couples waited over 2 hours for a table. The owner didn't even offer us a free glass of cheap wine for the horrible wait

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Looks like a standard pizza place with some tables in the back. In a strip mall; have driven passed it a hundred times. We finally stopped in for dinner and were pleasantly shocked. Bread, salad and dessert were so-so, BUT appetizers and meal were nothing short of outstanding. I had pork chops in light garlic sauce; my wife had spicy chicken with artichokes. Could not have been any better. This will be our go to Italian restaurant from here on out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

They take reservations but don't track them, so reservations don't matter (we arrived in time and it took 20 minutes to sit) . My "risotto" appeared to be Uncle Ben's boil in a bag rice. The waitress was lovely, but took a very long time to stop by and our meal took at least 20 minutes to come out.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2017

Comfortable and very friendly, huge portions, real old-fashioned Italian comfort food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Had a party of 10 coming for New years Eve. Made the reservation with open table with no issues. We showed up and the place was so packed you almost couldn't fit inside. Our reservation was for 630 and we got seated at about 715. The table set up was 2 round tables with a small square table between them. You could only talk to who was next to you. When we asked if we could try to reconfigure it they told us no. Besides those things, the service was fine, the food was okay, the prices are adequate, alittle on the pricey side. Overall for the amount of people they were trying to service it was ok. I just wished they wouldn't allowed such a big party if they obviously couldn't fit us correctly or in a timely fashion.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

My wife and I love this place, it's always our go to place to eat. This was the first time I used them on open table but before that we always came here. 5 stars rating it's my opinion on this place it's a hidden gem!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Made reservation for a Christmas business luncheon. First time there. Didn't know what to expect ... hoping for the best. It was a delight. Service was great, food was excellent, ambience ideal ... really enjoyed it and will definitely go back again!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Taormina is a neighborhood gem. The food is plentiful and excellent. And it has outstanding service.

Tags: Healthy, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Once again we had a super meal at Taormina's. Friendly environment with excellent wait staff. Fish is always fresh and we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Great atmosphere, wonderful modern decor and amazing food! Highly recommended!

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