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Via Antonio Gramsci 34, 09014 Carloforte, Sardinia, Italy
+39 0781854588
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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186 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had decided to visit the small Island of San Pietro with the hope of seeing the Eleonora's falcons at Capo Sandalo on the island. We decided to have lunch at this small family owned trattoria is situated on a quiet , colourful cobbled street on the corner of Via Antonio Gramsci and Via Don Nicolò Segni, in the historic... More 

Thank CareySJC
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

On a lovely co bled street and great front of house appeal but the food is very average. I thought the tuna was the best dish but my overall experience of the place was not good and I have been here half a dozen times so I feel I gave it a fair shot.

Thank CookingEdge
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Stopped here for lunch as a group of 4, mainly as there were a group of locals eating here, always a good sign. We were proper tourists and had the Menu Touristica, which was very good valve and was good food, good friendly service and all round a very enjoyable lunch.

Thank Mike C
Ostrava, Czech Republic
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223 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We were lucky to get a table during lunch time for the family of four. The food wasn't bad but nothing exceptional. Portions were not big, good for me, but our teenagers needed more and prices were higher. On the positive side, the place looks nicely and homely.

Thank Stepanka40
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Located in the hearth of historic center of Carloforte. Small, family run trattoria. We have visited it during our one day trip to Isola San Pietro. We have received recommendation from local guy when we were asking for nice, good priced restaurant and we were not disappointed. Staff is friendly and fast, food and its prices was good. You can... More 

Thank Daniel B
Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

La Cantina is run by lovely people on a nice street. We always choose a seat outside and enjoy the people watching. All of the classic dishes are on offer and it is a good solid choice- especially for lunch. Good food, well prepared.

Thank JRC615
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

the staff were unpolite and hurried to close the restaurant asap (at 13:30). No usual atmosphere you can fine in a little restaurant of a lovely sea town. Very little food, badly cooked...badly arranged by the waitress on the ta ble...very expensive!

1 Thank michela1818
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

The thing to remember about this small restaurant in the back streets of Carloforte, is that it's a trattoria. Not a ristorante. It's a small and simple affair, nice pasta, mains and sides. It feels like you're eating in someone's house, which adds to the charm. Lots of seats outside too, if you can get one - the locals seem... More 

Thank Ian H
Madrid, Spain
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Dinner was promising, as the terrace was full when we arrived but the friendly waitress quickly managed to arrange a table for us. Colourful and lively atmosphere, however our dining experience was far from perfect as the food was much below our expectations and the rave reviews we had read. The tonno, supposedly THE specialty of Carloforte and the restaurant... More 

1 Thank Luis S
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158 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The staff are very nice and the menu not too extensive as to be unachieveable, however the food is not of a particularly high standard and in most cases very ordinary. The restaurant is well situated in the town with outside seating. They are very welcoming, but this is a tourist restaurant and basically they want you in and out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$36 - $65
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Antonio Gramsci 34, 09014 Carloforte, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Carbonia-Iglesias  >  Carloforte
  • Phone Number: +39 0781854588

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