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Galaia

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Italian, Chowder
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Via Don Nicolo Segni 36, 09014 Carloforte, Sardinia, Italy
0781 854081
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 32
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Little Hidden Backstreet Gem!

Incredibly friendly staff and owner, who put on a assorted spread of starters all of which were delicious. The abundant primi and secondi were cooked to perfection!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
sandra_battistel
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london
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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413 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
london
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Incredibly friendly staff and owner, who put on a assorted spread of starters all of which were delicious. The abundant primi and secondi were cooked to perfection!

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Rome, Italy
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

antipasti di mare.... a kebab of mozzarella and mushrooms??? I'm giving this restaurant a 3 star rating mainly because the waiter was a nice guy, overall i think the food in Carloforte is below average but this restaurant was definitly the worst. i will go back to Carloforte once the tuna hunt is open, during the down season the food... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This restaurant looks very cozy and colourfull. The pasta tasted very good and the staff was willing to give us some advice about the best places to visit on the island!

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This restaurant is just exceptional! You will experience a wide range of fish dishes and especially a lot of tuna based ones! But there are also a lot of pasta dishes with are worth trying! I really enjoyed the Carbonara di mare and the pasta with mussels (cozze) and clums! Bottarga fillets (tuna eggs) are also incredible! Even the desserts... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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122 reviews 122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We came here for dinner after quizzing one of the locals where to do. Our table was located in a small alley outside the restaurant, which is typical for european places. The house wine was decent: I never expect too much but compared to the prices for bottles it was worth it. My pasta with tiny shrimps, cream, chopped fresh... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A lovely warm evening, managed to reserve a table outside in this beautiful quiet (pedestrian only) street. Service was attentive and the food was really fresh and tasty.

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Lucca, Italy
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71 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately we have to confirm last year disappointment. It was so good two years ago that we wanted to give them a second chance after last year flop. Tuna tartare was tuna in the blender (probably left over bits and pieces)... nothing else. It looked and tasted like baby food. Fritto calamari e gamberi was very poor. As far as... More 

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Roma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Is there anything worst than a restaurant which forgets a booking and than blames the customer? After facing the fact that they could find our booking anywhere, they start blaming us for calling the wrong number or setting the wrong date. The restaurant keeper showed no intention to solve the problem in any way. If you want to manage a... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

very large restaurant but they only seemed interested in serving you and turning the tables over quickly, despite the fact there were lots of other tables free.

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Rome, Italy
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53 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

I've been coming here for years as I have a house in Carloforte. I am never disappointed although I've learnt what to choose and what to avoid from the menu. Last week I eat a mixed starter of seafood including smoked tuna and swordfish, octopus carpaccio, and a tuna and tomato salad, all excellent. I avoid the fried fishballs which... More 

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Address: Via Don Nicolo Segni 36, 09014 Carloforte, Sardinia, Italy
Phone Number: 0781 854081
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Carbonia-Iglesias  >  Carloforte
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Don Nicolo Segni 36, 09014 Carloforte, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Carbonia-Iglesias  >  Carloforte
  • Phone Number: 0781 854081

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups

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