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C'era una Volta

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Piazza Del Molo, 16, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I will start with a positive: the 25 euro mixed fish platter was sensation. Gigantic prawns, beautifully fresh squid and octopus, sea bream and langoustines. And the portion was probably enough for 3 people. This was superb eating. But the black spaghetti with sea urchins (22 euro) was a huge letdown. A tiny portion of overdone spaghetti and some gloopy... More 

Thank glutton4nourishment
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a week in high-priced and pretentious restaurants, C'era una Volta presented us with the best dish of the week. Perfect grilled squid on avocado. Just a bit of the best olive oil, an idea of thyme and lemon. The prime were equally flawless. Home made pasta with seafood ragou and ravioli on horseradish potato soup. The restaurant is simple... More 

Thank Christoph S
North Bovey, United Kingdom
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific service with imaginative but authentic dishes. The seafood hors d'oeuvres are almost too much, but just have to be ordered! Real al dente home made pasta with seafood ragu a hit. Reserve weekends.

Thank ozzertjie
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We found this amazing little restaurant whilst driving round the Northern area of Sardinia. We were made to feel immediatley at ease and both the service and quality of the food was amazing. If you are ever in the area make sure this is top of your list to visit. The choice is dependant on the fresh catch and the... More 

Thank Kentman1964
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Been a while since I reviewed a place online but feel that I need to provide feedback here. First thing they know how to cook and serve fish, that is a given. I am not however used to being treated so rudely by the person running the restaurant. The old guy creates a unrelaxing and frankly tense and stuffy atmosphere.... More 

Thank TerrierTom83
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

everything was perfect! I would like to be back there already... Thank you for the great service & dinner!!

Thank yukito n
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We were here 3 times in one week, fresh fish and great wine selection! Mr Sandro is very nice and his wife is a great chef! I really suggest to go there if you look for great fish not for nice see view.

Thank TereGian
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We spent a nice evening end of August on the terrace of c'era una volta. The mixed seafood antipasti was marvellous and the fish we had for main course was excellent as well! It was quit busy and so we had to wait a little bit longer for the dessert and afterwards the bill - but still - the experience... More 

Thank Patrick M
Warsaw, Poland
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We spent a relaxing 2 hours in the shaded patio enjoying the variety of fish starters followed by probably one of the best tiramisu in Italy. Fish was fresh, delicious and artistically presented on the plates. Waitering very balanced, kind and professional in advice of white sparkling local wine to go with the fish. As for tiramisu - gently creamy,... More 

Thank Tomasz T
Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had an unexpectedly good lunch here. We were rather hot & sandy, definitely not looking very presentable, yet we were welcomed in to a lovely cool terrace. I had a much needed Aperol spritz in my hand within minutes. Bread was the best we had in Sardinia & our meal, mainly seafood ,was good. We had espresso & the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$27 - $66
International, Italian, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Del Molo, 16, 07020 Palau, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Olbia-Tempio  >  Palau
  • Phone Number: 3351360746
Resturant with big attention to detail, careful selection of the quality of used products. Veranda with a view over the sea , reservation, also after midnight.... Spoken language : English- German -French -Spanish.

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