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C'era una Volta

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International, Vegetarian, Vegan, Italian, Chowder
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Piazza Del Molo, 16 | Aperto Tutto L'anno Tutti I Giorni, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy
+39 0789 708359
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night Food, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Resturant with big attention to detail, careful selection of the quality...
Resturant with big attention to detail, careful selection of the quality of used products. Veranda with a view over the sea , reservation, also after midnight.... Spoken language : English- German -French -Spanish.
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    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 16
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food with lovely sea view

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2014
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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We had dinner in this restaurant and it was awesome. Food was very fresh and tasty. My husband had the mixed grilled fish and I had seafood risotto. Will get back there as it was so good!

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Tasty food. Super kind maitre D, the host ensured we had a wonderful time. Very professional and knowledgeable about the food served and local dishes. I have quite simply never seen such a level of service outside Michelin star restaurants..

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italy
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We live in Palau for many years now and somehow we have never thought of going to C'era una Volta. Fortunatly being invited by a friend, we had the experience of this nice little restaurant located in the center of Palau. Cosy sitting and service done by the nice characteristic owner. But above all, a restaurant that offer something different... More 

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comincio col ringraziare l'amica comune che ha permesso di conoscerci e un sentito grazie a lei per le considerazioni espresse... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We wish we went a different dish. We weren't aware you can eat raw prawns so when they arrived with the rest of the platter we were a little worried and weren't left with much else to eat. This isn't a reflection on the restaurant, just our choice which may help others. I would return again as the setting is... More 

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Madrid
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The food was good (we ordered gluten-free spaghetti) but the service was horrible. The maitre treated us as with very bad manners from the beginning to the end. In you go there take in account the bad service-price relationship.

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9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Del Molo, 16 | Aperto Tutto L'anno Tutti I Giorni, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Olbia-Tempio  >  Palau
  • Phone Number: +39 0789 708359

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 66
  • Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Vegan, Italian, Chowder

Description

Resturant with big attention to detail, careful selection of the quality of used products. Veranda with a view over the sea , reservation, also after midnight.... Spoken language : English- German -French -Spanish.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am

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