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C'era una Volta

Piazza del Molo, 15, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy
+39 0789 708359
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Ranked #4 of 54 restaurants in Palau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Veranda with a view over the sea , reservation, also after midnight.... Spoken language : English- German -French -Spanish. Veranda esterna vista mare , prenotazioni ,anche dopo mezzanotte Lingue parlate : INGLESE-TEDESCO-FRANCESE-SPAGNOLO
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Veranda with a view over the sea , reservation, also after midnight.... Spoken language : English- German -French -Spanish. Veranda esterna vista mare , prenotazioni ,anche dopo mezzanotte Lingue parlate : INGLESE-TEDESCO-FRANCESE-SPAGNOLO
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had dinner here and the service as well as the food were good. I had the best calamari i have ever had (just my personal opinion). Main dishes (seafood risotto and lobster pasta) were good too. Some patience needed though. Prices were ok too but i think it is a little bit more expansive than some restaurants nearby.

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Munich, Germany
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have been in "C'era una volta" during a rainy day, just jumped in and suddenly got to know the boss: Mr. Sandro. a very symppathic person. Try the Fish startes and the pasta-with-fissh plates, great!! the pasta is home-made... really good!!

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new york
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Through recommendations from friends, we ate here when we first arrived in Sardinia from our ferry ride from Corsica. The jovial host was most gracious, and we enjoyed a conservative meal -for us- since we had a several hour drive from there to our hotel. We began with melon with prosciutto, which the owner carved from a leg, hoof and... More

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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We picked this restaurant from Tripadvisor and it met all our expectations. The seafood was excellent, with the antipasti comprising 4 prawn treats chosen by the waiter, followed by a whole fresh fish with gorgeous vegetables on the side. Overall an excellent meal that was cheaper than we expected for a 1st class meal. Complements to chef Paola.

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Carcassonne, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Arrived without a reservation and they squeezed us in -- and the 4 of us were glad they did! Extremely warm welcome in this family resto and they sure know how to cook -- particularly fish which was brilliant. Many suggestions on starters and main courses to choose from to make sure we had the freshest and best. Excellent local... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

During my 10-day stay in Sardinia I've been to this restaurant twice and would definitely come back when I am in Sardinia next time!!! This restaurant is one of the best my dining experience in North Sardinia. This place is the combination of original receipts based on extremely fresh seafood, home-made pasta cooked in Italian traditions and famous italian hospitality...it's... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

It very well could be. Don't let the unassuming location fool you, you are about to eat food that is as tasty, balanced and perfectly prepared as any you have had. Step in, sit down let the owner Sandro give you a meal to write home about. Enjoy!

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Food good, but not special. We did not think it warranted the relatively high prices, or the #2 rating. Decor and lighting rather stark and utilitarian. Service pretty good, but it was almost empty when we ate there.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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216 reviews 216 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This was a completely surprise find, in no way driven by Tripadvisor, and I'm very pleased to see the place score so well on here. I also find it hard to comprehend the rather vicious review from Sarah H K below, so much that I wonder if she actually ate in the same place I did? Certainly none of the... More

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Henley on Thames
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

We sought out this Restaurant as it seemed to have such high ratings on TA. It was something of a disappointment. It is in a very uncongenial place, opposite a petrol station and on the road leading down to the ferry and sitting outside was not at all pleasant. The service was slow. The food was by no means as... More

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