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via lungomare montesanto 2, Santa Maria Navarrese, Sardinia, Italy
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: located in town centre

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  • 24
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  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Waste of location

How much more could they have made of this location. We were tempted by the entrance from road side but I advice you to jus bypass the place. Although we were initially assisted by a nice waitress, once we were seated it took ages before we could order. The house wine was below average and the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Henk B
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Amerongen, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is place is a disgrace for the beautiful town of Santa Maria. The food was too simple (read tasteless) and overpriced. The waitresses rude and unresponsive. Avoid this place.

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Amerongen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

How much more could they have made of this location. We were tempted by the entrance from road side but I advice you to jus bypass the place. Although we were initially assisted by a nice waitress, once we were seated it took ages before we could order. The house wine was below average and the pizza we ordered was... More 

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Padua, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We let the "antipasto" in the plate, it was really oldy and with a strange taste and smell..owful. The white wine not good, the "pasta al pesto" too salty, the time of waiting quite long... the waitresses were without a good mood.. Absolutely do not try to eat there! Pessimo l'antipasto di pesce, vecchio e con odore non invitante.. l'abbiamo... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Whenever I spend my holiday in Ogliastra I always visit this little charmy restaurant. The service is very good with attention to children needs and the atmosphere pleasent. My favourite is pasta with vongole, always fresh and very well prepared. I definitely recommend it.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Don't really have much more to say than the food was terrible from La Fontane. The calamari was cold and rubbery. Also the restaurant was over priced in comparison to other restaurants in the same area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant has a fantastic ambience and the outdoor, tree canopy covered dining area is very romantic. The service was reasonable, friendly and English was spoken but the food was rather disappointing. We had gnocchi with tomato sauce and it was as described by an earlier reviewer, like Heinz ravioli sauce. We also had pasta with pesto but the sauce... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very nice food and reasonable prices. We had mainly seafood dishes, and they were all great. The service was perfect and the evening spent there was relaxed

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Nice atmosphere on the roadside in S Maria N. An extensive menu with lots of seafood but very expensive for what u get. Starters at €9 were nice but not worth this. For main course we had octopus with chilli sauce and grilled prawns. Grilled prawns were fantastic but overpriced at 4 for €16 with no side. Octopus was fresh... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

friendly little restaurant; lots of choice and fresh fish of the day, not somewhere you would go out of your way for, but honest and pleasant to watch everyone walk by with their children and ice cream cones.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This restaurant is a little gem in the middle of Santa Maria ! We went to eat there for all our stay .we try other places but always come back in la fontana .. Amazing fresh food and amazing service .. I am sardinian and I can tell you that the service is not normally the priority ...but we felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: via lungomare montesanto 2, Santa Maria Navarrese, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Ogliastra  >  Santa Maria Navarrese

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

located in town centre

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