I went to Little Sardegna last Sunday at around 10pm. I went mainly on the recommendation of Trip advisor. Normally I don’t go to Italian restaurants as most of the times I get disappointed.
I went with my Partner and we were seated at a table that was a bit wobbly, never mind, let’s concentrate on food. Before that I briefly describe the Ambience. Very noisy, I presume due to alcohol consumption after all it was Saturday night. The music was too loud with a dubious choice. at a certain point it seemed to be just a wall of noise. I think it was some ancient Sardinian pastoral music. No offence but that was a painful … a lament!.
When we got the menu` I had a bit of a shock because the prices shown on it didn’t reflect the ones I saw on the website. I don’t know how long the restaurant has been open but the prices I saw on the website looked like they were at least 10 years old. That’s very, very cheeky and misleading. For instance we had smoked sword fish carpaccio that on the website it was priced at £ 7.50 but in the restaurant was £ 10.00. The gnocchi Contadina and the Malloredus went from £ 7.95 to a whopping £ 13.00. The fish was increased to by 33 % and the pasta by more than 60 %. Now quality wise the Fish was quite good and a decent sized portion too. The Malloreddus tasted a bit hard and the sauce was more than needed to coat the pasta. The price for the swordfish was justified and I didn’t mind that but the price for the pasta was way too high. I didn’t try the gnocchi that my Partner had, but she told me that they were stodgy, definitely not hand made because they were all exactly the same size. On top of that we barely managed to get home in time before my Partner went rushing to the toilet. Sorry, but I don’t see this as a good sign. Back to my dish. An increase of over 60 % on a pasta dish that originally it should have contained pork mince , instead had a salami cut a la julienne. If I had known that the price was £ 13, I wouldn’t have come. Sorry mate but this is not Hampstead ! Also we had to wait nearly an hour for the main course to arrive after having our starter, far too long a gap. The toilets downstairs were flooded and to be honest I don’t think this added to the hygiene of the premises. At this stage either I know nothing about taste or I must be unbelievingly unlucky when I look at the 27 consistent positive reviews.
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