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Shardana

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186 High Street, Guildford GU1 3HW, England
01483 560 752
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superbo

Great authentic Italian brother and sister operated restaurant. We had pizzas which came from a proper oven and for £9-11 were superb. Some great real Italian cantina wines not generally available in the UK supported with authentic Italian service. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
andrew d
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Tenterden, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tenterden, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Great authentic Italian brother and sister operated restaurant. We had pizzas which came from a proper oven and for £9-11 were superb. Some great real Italian cantina wines not generally available in the UK supported with authentic Italian service. Highly recommended.

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Woking, Surrey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent meal and very good service. A very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere in this lovely Italian restaurant in the heart of Guildford. The Penne Pollo Ross was very tasty.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

First visit tonight and I would highly recommend. In fact - I'm going to take my daughter back next week. A family visit with my 5 year old girl and the staff were great with her, addressed her and spoke with her genuinely. The good was great - king prawns to start, pizzas for main and sorbet, tiramisu and fudge... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Visited as a small group for my friend's birthday as we didn't want to eat in a chain restaurant and this was one of the few restaurants in central guildford that we hadn't tried. We were greeted in a friendly manner and shown to our table. The overall feel of the restaurant was nice, it was a buzzing atmosphere on... More 

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We visited here for my partner's birthday before Christmas as we wanted to try somewhere independent rather than a chain. The food was exceptional and one of the best Italian restaurants I've been to. The service for food was really excellent and our meals came out quickly and all together for such a large group. I do feel we could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

really nice menu - simple food made very well. Family run restaurant where service is terrific. I had the linguine with clams (excellent) and my wife had the chicken salad. The wine menu was extensive with plenty of choice for any budget. would recommend this place - but i would recommend booking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Came here on Valentines with my girlfriend, had a lovely meal. Shellfish starters were cooked perfectly, and the pizza's are by far and away the best in Guildford. Highly recommend this little gem.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Brilliant family run Italian. Fresh tasting delicious food. They could do with an interior designers help but don't let that put you off!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The food was cold and less than mediocre. Service was a disaster despite booking a week in advance for 12. Very disappointed and will never go there again.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 186 High Street, Guildford GU1 3HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: 01483 560 752

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?