We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Very disappointing, bordering on poor” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Palomar Cafe Bistrot

Palomar Cafe Bistrot
Ranked #14 of 28 Restaurants in Calasetta
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Swansea
Level Contributor
273 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Very disappointing, bordering on poor”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

We had dinner here on a recent visit to Calasetta. Things started quite well - the house red was drinkable and reasonably priced and the starter of Sardinian cheeses and salamis was also quite good. Unfortunately, both me and my wife had ordered suckling pig for our main courses. What arrived were two measly portions of stone cold meat. We asked for it to be warmed up, which clearly was not appreciated by the waitress. Obviously, sticking the plates in a microwave did nothing to crisp up the skin - which was inedible. Normally, of course, the crispy skin would be the best part of this sort of dish. We told the waitress (or owner ?) that we had not enjoyed our meal. Rather than getting an apology we received the cold shoulder - and the bill without as much as an 'arrivederci'. Well, we wouldn't have gone back anyway.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank TravelCriticWales
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

112 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    51
    28
    12
    10
    11
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Purley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Palomar Social Club”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

The quality of the ingredients combined with the craftsmanship of the chefs emerges in each plate. Every dish stimulates the senses to the point of reaching culinary ecstasy.

The atmosphere and the service is also exceptional which makes every meal memorable.

I would recommend the restaurant to anybody visiting that corner of Sardinia.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank JamesyPatricio
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Palomar Cafe Bistrot also viewed

Calasetta, Isola di Sant Antioco
Calasetta, Isola di Sant Antioco
 
Calasetta, Isola di Sant Antioco
Calasetta, Isola di Sant Antioco
 

Been to Palomar Cafe Bistrot? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing