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Ristorante Martinelli's

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Via principe amedeo, 18, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 654220
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Marlow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must book! This small, subtle restaurant is located away from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist area of the old town. The staff were very knowledgable and accommodating which added to the unique atmosphere. We shared an antipasti which could've fed three people easily. Very generous and some fantastic tasting food incorporating a variety of fresh seafood... More 

Thank emilyhignell
Hong Kong, China
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472 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Need to come late since it gets very busy earlier. They are famous for their appetisers which are highly recommended (10/10). Then we had a fregola pasta which was rather average (5/10). The appetisers make it worthwhile to come.

Thank kangelini
London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The food is good but not amazing - Cagliari is full to bursting with the freshest ingredients so it would take an imbecile to ruin. The atmosphere here is stale. Look carefully at the decor of strangely uncomfortable chairs and impersonal (trying to be trendy) colour scheme and captures the lack of warmth in the place. There is also very... More 

2 Thank jellie0303
Epe, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Walking past this restaurant we tried to make a reservation with the Chef. Arriving at 9 we found out that our Italian and the Chefs English were not alligned :). However the owner did her upmost best to get us a table inside and it was worth it. The best meal we had on Sardinia and maybe I should not... More 

2 Thank Fisherandfriends
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

We saw the reviews on tripadvisor and decided to try our luck as we had no reservations. They were fully booked, but finally could accommodate us. Stefania welcomed us with her smile, and you could see they have such pride in their cuisine. The restaurant is small and can accommodate 36 people at most (I think). The serving size is... More 

Thank skhondker
Cagliari, Italy
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

I was there with a group of good friends (10 pax). We had a choice of the big antipasti. It was amazing. Best quality and quantity. The creativity of the chef is unreachable.

1 Thank Dirk K
Florence, Italy
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Despite having been repeatadly in Cagliari over many years this was our first visit to this restaurant. It is a small room with about ten tables but quite comfortable and a good environment for eating. The degustation antipasti del mare is probably the best and most varied we have had the pleasure to enjoy in this city. Very friendly and... More 

Thank Med H
Barcelona, Spain
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

So, what to say of Martinelli´s? Maybe to start with saying that it is wonderful to eat well and be passionate about food. This was our best meal by far in the island. We found Martinelli´s to be a restaurant that specialises in fish, seafood and the correspondent pasta dishes. Fish and seafood are just exquisite- if you choose the... More 

Thank Absalon_mad
Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
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38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

I had the pleasure to try this restaurant and i can't wait to be back. All the food we tried ( mixed seafood antipasti and 2 different pastas ) was delicious and for decent prices. The atmosphere is nice and staff was extremely kind and helpful. Another plus is not having many people around which makes it even more special.... More 

Thank SardiniaDreamTour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I was there for the first time. The food is incredible with fresh fish dishes. Excellent choice of wine. The staff were very attentive and generous, the chef very friendly. I feel very lucky to be able to book in a Saturday evening (I booked 2 weeks before), in fact the place is a little bit small but enough to... More 

Thank Gabriel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$27 - $44
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via principe amedeo, 18, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Cagliari  >  Cagliari
  • Phone Number: +39 070 654220

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?