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Viale Poetto snc IV fermata, 09127, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
0039- 070-375194
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Doha, Qatar
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65 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe-restaurant is located right on Poetto beach. So the view is obviously good. The food was very plain and we had to wait for a bill for a very long time. Afterwards had to go to pay myself as we had no time.

Thank Aleksandr H
Cagliari, Italy
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I went to Emerson Cafe for a quick stop after lunch in a warm afternoon of January. The place wasn't crowded at all, and we didn't wait long to be served. Coffees are fairly good, and the seating is quite nice.

Thank pabloide13
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

The food was fresh and okay as a beach food. The staff were very slow and not very friendly! I had a burger and it was good and my gf had tuna salad that was very fresh and healthy looking. Next time I would probably not dine here and try other places nearby. Good to try once!

Thank Amir J
Greater London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

3 days I paid for deck chairs and an umbrella and eat at the restaurant. Poor service rude staff. The bar however had a great vibe and was very cool

Thank VintageRose3
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Waiters love to chat to each other, the staff is noisy deapite the loud music. Awful place service is terrible and prices crazy. Not recommended

Thank Antonio-Sulis
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We enjoyed a great evening view at a quietening-down beach), and ordered margaritas. It did take quite some time (and the co-ordered sparkling water got forgotten in the meantime), but the cocktails themselves were superb and came with nice free 'nibbles'. We then followed through with dinner; our risottos were excellent, like the fish main courses. Staff was very friendly... More 

Thank Vanellus
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Slightly pricey but good quality, excellent views and superb service, hence an overall fours stars. Excellent homemade ravioli and good mixed grilled fish nicely cooked. We would return.

Thank tangledlady
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Restaurant Design and Location are very good. Due to the rebuild of the breakfast room at Villa del Mar we had to move to this location instead. The menu from our hotel was fixed. So everyday we ordered the same with scrambled eggs on top. Unfortunately not one day they managed to serve in the right order or bring the... More 

Thank Andy W
Coventry, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

very good for sund beds and umbrellas for the beach. coffees are good. food is ok but very overpriced

Thank claire l
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a great beach bar, restaurant, beach facilities, on the main Cagliari beach at Poetto. The food in the main is good, the setting is lovely. The staff are friendly and lovely. What lets it down is the organisation/the management. It is often a battle to get orders in or delivered. We have been staying in Poetto for a... More 

Thank Mary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $74
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Poetto snc IV fermata, 09127, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Cagliari  >  Cagliari
  • Phone Number: 0039- 070-375194

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?