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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, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious leisurely lunch

We ate outside in a cool and shady spot with a beautiful sea view. Mostly fish on the menu and we had turbot, which couldn't have tasted fresher. All good quality food presented well and good service. A bit pricy for lunch time but no complaints from me.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Birthdaygirl01
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Aylesbury
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had an unexpectedly good lunch here. We were rather hot & sandy, definitely not looking very presentable, yet we were welcomed in to a lovely cool terrace. I had a much needed Aperol spritz in my hand within minutes. Bread was the best we had in Sardinia & our meal, mainly seafood ,was good. We had espresso & the... More 

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A really really nice surprise. Ended up in the restaurant by coincidence and was blown away from the way we were welcomed, to food and the Arrividerci. The owner was serving among the large selection of waiters (compaired to the number of tables on the terrace) and you could feel his love and passion for his place. We will be... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We tried this place because it was highly recommended by trip adviser.com. But what a disappointment. The did want to try to be a fine dinning, but both pasta were bland. At least they should have a bit more olive oil in their source. The scampi Ragusa was watery and tasteless. The fish paste was too fishy and salty. We... More 

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Naples, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This restaurant has no water view to speak of though it is just meters from the docks. We were there at prime dinner time but the restaurant was empty- I can only assume other people had been warned off already. The meal started with them bringing some extremely bland, tasteless bread. After which we attempted to order. I say "attempted"... More 

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England
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely lunches at this great restaurant. Local dishes, fabulous quality. House wines were excellent too - do go

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Aylesbury
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We ate outside in a cool and shady spot with a beautiful sea view. Mostly fish on the menu and we had turbot, which couldn't have tasted fresher. All good quality food presented well and good service. A bit pricy for lunch time but no complaints from me.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The seafood is handled with care and the pasta was excellent. We learned of this on Trip Advisor and were please to agree with the great reviews! Recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Best restaurant for our stay in Sardinia!! We had a long delightful lunch there and got very good service from the staff and owner. The waiter spent the time to explain to us in English how the food was prepared and the different ingredients. Just an all round excellent meal and experience. I highly recommend it!

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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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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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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Additional Information about C'era una Volta

Address: Piazza Del Molo, 16 | Aperto Tutto L'anno Tutti I Giorni, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0789 708359
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Olbia-Tempio  >  Palau
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
Average Prices: USD 28 - 66
Cuisine: International, Vegetarian, Vegan, Italian, Chowder

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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 28 - 66
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • 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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