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186 High Street, Guildford GU1 3HW, England
01483 560 752
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Ranked #33 of 229 Restaurants in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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  • Russian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The food was way below par. I'm not certain but I'm pretty sure the pasta dish was microwaved. Food cooked normally simply doesn't emit that much steam. The pizza base was raw dough. There's no denying it, soft mushy goo that tasted of flour. The service was also very slow. We had empty glasses, the waitress saw me wanting to... More 

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TreArcieri, Owner at Shardana, responded to this review

Dear Food Critic We are Sorry to ear that. We would have be more then happy to deal with your issues at the restaurant if you only could have told us. We are impressed with the fact that you can spot cooking procedures by the amount of steam produced. I am sorry to contradict you, however, to your knowledge Shardana... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The worst Italian food and place in Guildford. Service is slow and the food very bland. I was very disappointed with it all.

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Winchester, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We enjoyed a true Italian experience in the centre of Guildford. We were welcomed as friends even though it was our first visit and the food was the real stuff and cooked to perfection. It was really one the best Italian restaurants we have been to since the Colombino d'Oro in Holborn and then Old Compton Street closed some 30... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I do not regularly write reviews but after yet another wonderful meal at this authentic Italian, I felt it compelled to pass on this recommendation to others. In a town now drowning in faceless chain restaurants, this feels like a real find. Tucked away off the high street, this isn't necessarily somewhere you would simply stumble upon. On our first... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Have seen Shardana tucked away in a side street for a while and had never been. Took the family on a whim and was very pleasantly surprised. This is genuine, family Italian experience. Great service, very good food and great all round experience. Be hungry when you go as portions are generous but prices very reasonable. I'll definitely be back... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Why would anybody eat at pizza express or similar when you have a brilliant and authentic Italian restaurant just off Guildford high street. Great food, wines , service and value. From a quick pizza to 3 course meal Shardana is fab!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We have been to Shardana many times and the food is consistently excellent. The staff out very friendly and whilst the service can be a little slow when they are busy, this is not a major problem as the portions are a good size so a break in between is welcome. One thing I really do wish they would address... More 

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England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stumbled across Shardana and are really glad that we did! We had the 2 course set menu at under £10 each and can't imagine that there is any better value anywhere in Guildford - all courses were freshly cooked and full of Italian flavour, service was excellent and the overall atmosphere was a delight. Will definitely return!

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We came here for dinner yesterday and there was 10 of us. The staff are very attentive and friendly, food was slow but expected from italians. We ordered 3 large platters between the 10 of us which was just enough. The food was lovely and would definately go back again soon :)

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The reviews of this restaurant are quite good, with only a few that are poor. But the latter hit the mark for us. We had a nice starter of mushrooms bruschetta. But my wife's main course pizza was undercooked to the point of being inedible. When she pointed this out, the restaurant did the decent thing and didn't charge us... More 

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Additional Information about Shardana

Address: 186 High Street, Guildford GU1 3HW, England
Phone Number: 01483 560 752
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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