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Ristorante Zio Nicola

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46, v. Fonte Vecchia, Palau, Sardinia, Italy
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Average

Average food, average prices, nothing to remember... The service was fast thou. Location looks good and is not a very crowded place.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2014
Ovidiu P
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I really cannot understand why people have given this restaurant 1 start, an insane mistake, but this is just my opinion. During our stay in Palau, in August '14, my wife and I went twice to Zio Nicola, because the first time we loved the food. First of all, I would say one thing, in summer this restaurant must always... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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118 reviews 118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The staff worked like hell. Had no time to be friendly. Food arrived below bodywarm. Carbonara was their own version. Bacon and a lot of raw yellow from egg. Pizza thick, fat and completely tasteless. Housewine was a mix of very, very cheap wine and water. Bread of lowest thinkable quality. We went away as hungry as we came. Zio... More 

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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Average food, average prices, nothing to remember... The service was fast thou. Location looks good and is not a very crowded place.

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Tampere, Finland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were looking for a place to get dinner a bit early and Zio Nicola was one of the first restaurants to open in the evening. There were just a few customers at the time so we got the waiter's full attention and excellent service. My grilled fish was possibly the best I've ever had in a restaurant and we... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

try zuppa di frutty di mare. The restaurant is located in touristic port and has a great view to the ships doc.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We got here by accident and could have chosen as different restaurant (why didn't we, FGS). Nobody welcomed us. All waiters (especially the two hostesses in black) never smiled during our stay. Our food came quickly but the lasagne was not warm enough an portion too small. "Uncle Zio" sits at the back of the restaurant and 'manages' his sad... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Looked nice from the outside, friendly staff, quite busy, so we went for it. However the one of our party's dish (lasagne) was really late then cold and inedible, the bread was really stale, and when we brought this to the waiter's/owner's attention they just did not care. I guess they get so much passing trade they just aren't bothered.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We ate here twice on our holiday - the owner was such a great host and made us feel really welcome. The whole staff were great, and it had a really lovely family atmosphere. There was an accordion player who would busk during dinner which, although it was a little corny (he played the theme of the godfather) it made... More 

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Greater london
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Zio Nicola is located at the left corner of Palau harbour looking from the sea. We have had some interesting meals in the past but none quite match this one. As two married couples we were looking forward to a nice meal after renting a boat and a great day round the Islands off Palau. We were met buy the... More 

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Fethard, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

as we were quite starving we unfortunately jumped into first restaurant on our way to the "center of palau", which looked quite promising and hoped that the sleazy waiter who was probably the owner too would bring us some amazing sardinian food.. how wrong we were!!! we ordered buffallo mozzarella as a starter and i can put my head on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46, v. Fonte Vecchia, Palau, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Olbia-Tempio  >  Palau

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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