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Ristorante Italia

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Via Sardegna 26a, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 657987
Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We arrived at 8 pm on a busy Saturday evening, hoping they could seat us without a reservation. We received the only unreserved table outside and started with oysters and tuna tartare. Both arrived rapidly and were delicious, very fresh. It took a while for our main courses to arrive as the restaurant started filling up with large groups. My... More 

Thank Sallie L
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is traditional restaurant, family owned business that is well managed and does not let quality drop. Prices are reasonable and they have dishes that are difficult to find on the menu elsewhere. Choice of wine is huge thanks to the wine shop inside the restaurant which also offers quick lunches (named Oyster). The place is normally busy so reservation... More 

Thank Sirandew
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I love this restaurant. It is my alpha and my omega. Meaning, it's my first meal out when we arrive in Caglairai and my last meal out before I leave. I've been going here with my Sardinian spouse for 20 years. Antonello makes us feel like family. Fresh, delicious and unpretentious, prepared to be treated like family!!!

Thank scs1967
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Our first impression of this restaurant was great, the location is superb and there was a good atmosphere in the street, we were also offered a welcome glass of sparkling wine. The menu is varied but some seafood is marked as frozen - not what we were expecting for a restaurant of this supposed calibre. Also it wasn't made clear... More 

Thank Andy400se
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere as guests are greeted with a cup of sparkling white wine while waiting for their table. The grilled fish was very fresh and cooked perfectly, lasagne perfect as well. Grilled scampis very tasty. Special mention for the desserts with their amazing tiramisu. We were expected much better bread as a warm bread is always a good introduction for... More 

Thank jjsmonaco
Vancouver, Canada
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for years, never been disappointed! They have fresh porcini mushroom in big basket at the entrance and they will prepare them in a manner you like! Pasta with fungi porcini in delicious! They also welcome you with a glass of sparkling wine, while you admire the offerings. They specialize in fresh fish, which... More 

Thank Dasha M
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

The terrace is nice, in a small street in a nice area of beautiful Cagliari. Some meals were ok but don't go for the pesce spada with orange juice - a total scam, the most expensive starter where the orange juice drowns a sad tasteless fish. Sea anemone was good but too little. Pasta Vongole was ok but not great.... More 

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Weert, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

On recommendation by the staff of our accommendation we went here for dinner. We were offered a welcome drink, which was nice. The rest however, not so much. The starters were lacking creativity, no food presentation at all, just fish on a plate. The dishes were not properly presented in front of us, but instead were put down at the... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

First of all a disclaimer: the prices of this restaurant are reasonable. Downtown Cagliari, in the so called Marina neighbourhood, you will find many budget restaurants offering all inclusive 15 to 20 Euros menus. Ristorante Italia is not competing with those, on the contrary it offers a high level choice of fresh fish that, even in Sardinia, comes at a... More 

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Buon giorno Grazie per la recensione, mi spiace che abbia scritto una critica per il nostro fritto misto e mi... More 

New York City, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Old favorite for family celebrations, in the elegant upper dining room, or simply for a delicious weeknight dinner. The Mundula family has been running the Italia for decades and has a faithful clientele that appreciates fresh fish, pastas and meats always satisfying. Nice wine list and desserts. Try the malloreddus, a traditional pasta dish, and a simple grigliata of fish.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$42 - US$53
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sardegna 26a, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Cagliari  >  Cagliari
  • Phone Number: +39 070 657987
Ristorante storico aperto e gestito dalla stessa famiglia dal 1921, un locale rustico ed elegante ricavato dagli antichi magazzini del sale, travi in ginepro e mattoni a vista oltre ad antichi pezzi del mondo agricolo sardo son caratteristici di questo locale. Ad alcuni piatti della cucina tradizionale sarda si affiancano diversi piatti stagionali e di crudo, proposti dal giovane Chef Filippo Mundula. Interessante anche la cantina a vista ( dietro ad un antico portone in legno risalente ad un granaio dell' 800 ) lista vini ampia con diverse etichette pregiate, oltre ai classici vini famosi isolani come il Turriga presente in carta dall'annata '93, un attenta selezione di etichette pregiate che spaziano dai Borgogna 1er Cru agli Champagne ai grandi vini Toscani e Piemontesi a prezzi da enoteca, interessante anche la selezione di vini al calice. Probabilmente la cosa piu bella del Ristorante Italia e la vetrina del pesce da dove poter scegliere il pescato fresco del giorno, oltre all'acquario dei crostacei all'ingresso. Anche l'aperitivo di benvunuto e degno di nota.

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