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“Ronseal does what it says on the tin” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Il Gambero

Il Gambero
Via Lamarmora, 6, 07026 Olbia, Sardinia, Italy
+39 0789 23874
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Ranked #34 of 229 Restaurants in Olbia
Price range: $22 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: La trattoria il gambero inizio la sua attivita nel 1968 grazie a Masino Serra e Jolanda Bonannini,marito e moglie, che amanti di passione per la cucina marinara e la convivialita, diedero vita ad un desiderio comune che col tempo divento sempre piu vivo, presente e forte.Appassionati e cultori della tradizione gastronomica SARDA, hanno deliziato ed entusiasmato i loro affezionatissimi clienti con piatti semplici ma di straordinaria bonta.Nel 1999 Roberta e Primo figlia e genero di Masino e Jolanda, iniziano la gestione de la trattoria, continuando quel solco tracciato dai genitori, assecondando le esigenza del nuovo cliente moderno e dinamico.
Pocklington, United Kingdom
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“Ronseal does what it says on the tin”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A trattoria serving good basic food
Service good
The fritto misto could do with an aioli
Jug of white wine more than passable
Edible reasonably priced food that won't set the world alight, but is what I expected so not disappointed, perhaps should have had the pasta

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“slowest service ever”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The food was quite good except the appetizer 'fantasia' that was a mix of not fresh bites. The worst thing was the service, I know that's a cheap restaurant so you can't expect too much but was full booked and I m wandering why they don't hire someone else to help in the kitchen. We set at 8 and the appetz come at 8.50 so one hour waiting the food? Too much! I have been in other place in Olbia as cheap as the gambero where the food is ok as well. I would recommend them and not this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food,friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Had dinner here, good quality food beautifully cooked and presented. Service was friendly and considering the place was full, we didn't wait too long between courses. Mussels au gratin to start were delicious, followed by ravioli and tempura battered assorted seafood. Bill for two, including water,wine and almost forgot,dessert was 34 Euros. Easily the best and cheapest meal we had in Olbia.

Visited June 2013
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Bertolda62, Proprietario at Il Gambero, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Thanks for the review,we hope to have you back our guests.Greetings.
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Value and very good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We enjoyed lunch at Il Gambero and it provided a cool break on a hot day. The restaurant is decorated with lots of old copper pans and utensils and there is a very pleasant atmosphere.
We had King Prawns and Bream and both of us enjoyed our meals enormously.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bertolda62, Proprietario at Il Gambero, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Many thanks for the nice review,come back soon!Greetings Roberta and Primo.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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“What a tasty time at Gambero!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I've been hundreds of times at Ristorante Il Gambero. Any time I go to Olbia, Il Gambero is definitely one of my most awaited destinations.
In the earth of Olbia's historical center, 15 minutes walk from the old port, Ristorante Il Gambero offers a comprehensive variety of typical dishes for Olbia. Over the years, Il Gambero has offered mussels au gratin, mussels fritters, spicy moscardini, ravioli with ricotta, large selection of seafood spaghetti and risotto dishes, fresh fish of any kind, roasted or marinated, uncountable desserts and more more and more.
All for very reasonable prices. They offer special promotions with combinations of specific dishes.

If you goes to Gallura you definitely should try Ristorante Il Gambero.

Quality and convenience with a family atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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