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“Great welcome to Sardinia” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hivaoa Porto Cervo

Hivaoa Porto Cervo
Via della Marina | Porto Cervo marina, 07021 Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy
+39 0789 91451
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Ranked #7 of 58 Restaurants in Porto Cervo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $34
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Since 1999 - Open no stop from 12.00 A.M. - 24 P.M. - Italian traditional cuisine and wood brick oven pizza-All the menu also to take away -
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“Great welcome to Sardinia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here on our first day in Sardinia. The place was recommended by our hotel. I had the pizza Sardinia. It was mouth watering good. Would definitely recommend.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent service, atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Hivaoa is a great casual find in Porto Cervo. They have FREE WIFI! And excellent service. It was truly the best service we had on our entire trip through Italy.

The food is more of a 3-4 stars but the service was a 5! The location in the marina was convenient. The prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Super meals and wonderful hosts!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

To be honest we popped into Hivaoa simply because they offered free internet.
However, once we met the hosts and sampled their fare we were hooked!

Hivaoa comes across as a very unassuming restaurant from the outside - but this shouldn't mislead you.
My wife and I went back once more whilst we stayed in Porto Cervo and both times we had the same excellent service. We would have gone back a 3rd time but that evening rained so much that would have been a little impractical.

Added to that, the internet was really fast too. This enabled us to Facetime relatives back home (actually for about 30 minutes). Hivao's response to this was simply, "Your welcome, and if you would like to just use the internet again please feel free to pop back. Use our seats and don't worry about feeling you have to pop in".
I'm not sure that we would ever do that but the kind and sensitive offer was really well received.

We thoroughly recommend Hivaoa!
Oh! the mooring staff at Porto Cervo were excellent too. Very professional and great help!

  • Visited March 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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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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“little Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Whilst visiting beautiful Sardinia we were very fortunate to stumble upon this little gem, food was truly wonderful as were the owners and staff. We were made very very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We managed to return for yet another lovely meal three days later to be given a very fond welcome. This is certainly a wonderful restaurant to try. We will certainly be going back to it next time we visit Sardinia

  • Visited April 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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Rome, Italy
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“The highlight of Easter break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We spent a few hours at Hivaoa just the day after the season inauguration. The weather was beautiful and we could have eaten in the outside terrace, which has a spectacular view of the area, but we chose to eat inside. The restaurant is bright everywhere! Great food, also very flexible menu for kids. Great cool Sardinia white wine, a pity we had to drive after lunch!. Customer service is at the top here, you really feel at ease while enjoying top quality food and drinks. Managers and staff are very professional and careful about each detail. The idea of being open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. is very rare for Italy but at Hivaoa is the norm like being in any major world capital. We will return anytime we will be in the area, can't be missed. Thank you all Hivaoa!

  • Visited March 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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