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Review of Cafe Restaurant Van Gogh - CLOSED

Cafe Restaurant Van Gogh
Price range: $18 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: While travelling to Villasimius, you will encounter along the amazing panoramic coastal road the restaurant "Cafe Van Gogh". The fabulous garden terrace provide a tranquil and picturesque setting. The place serves a range of excellent, innovative well-presented dishes at reasonable prices. The restaurant's speciality is pasta, meat or fish meze as well as sizzling steaks and spare ribs. Try the typical ravioli and the tantalizing mixed grills. Throughout the day light bites are served. The tranquil setting makes it an ideal venue for those wishing to escape to the country and enjoy food and refreshments in a relaxing and peaceful environment.
Reviewed July 22, 2011

we ate here on 3 occasions during our 2-week holiday, and were never disappointed with our meal. The food was good, especially the starter platter of local meats & cheeses, with a great number of the ingredients coming from the owner's garden! we would also highly recommend the traditional sardinian set menu (which includes suckling pig!) which is only available by pre-booking. The only thing which spoilt the experience slightly was certain inconsiderate diners smoking during the meal, but that was hardly the fault of the owner!
What really elevated the restaurant from good to great was the service - in particular from the head waiter/owner, a Belgian man fluent in 7 different languages! He was very sincere & when explaining what made up each dish it was obvious he had put a lot of love into the menu. One thing that did come across was he was very concientious that you were having the best possible experience - he did explain that he had received quite a scathing review from someone on this website which had obviously affected him deeply. He came across as a man who had quite simply put his heart & soul into his restaurant, and the greatest compliment we could pay him is to say that it was not a wasted effort, and would highly recommend his restaurant to anyone visiting the area!

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Thank swiftykid86
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

Stopped and had lunch here - the service was very good as was the food.

Would recommend without hesitation.

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Thank janettaylor00
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Reviewed January 25, 2011

I visited this restaurant while staying at Il Monastero in July 2010, and would definitely recommend it to others. It has a lovely shaded garden with quirky decorations which is a great relief from the summer sun. The owner and waitor were both friendly and attentive. The owner in particular was incredibly friendly and helpful; we turned up too late for the lunch opening hours one day and he offered to make us up food himself despite the chefs having gone home. There is a great selection of food, and especially vegetarian options of which there were about 7 choices, all of which looked tasty. I never found any problem with the food like the last reviewer, after going back there about 6 times (due to a lack of other restaurants in the vicinity and the great choice of good food at the Van Gogh) there was never once a reason to complain. Our repeated visits speaks for itself really in terms of what a great restaurant it was!

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Reviewed October 12, 2009

we were recommended the Van Gogh restaurant (in fact it was the only open restaurant within 5 km to where we were staying). An overly disingeneous owner / waiter greeted us and made some small talk before letting us order. We ordered a pasta dish followed by some fish. We were convinced to add some side garnish to complete our order.
The pasta was overcooked and soggy which suggested it was pre-cooked and had been hastily reheated, and so for 9 euros for a portion of about 100g was scandaleous. We were hungry so we ate it. Next came the fish. This time it clearly hadnt been completely defrosted. With blood showing on the bones, we sent it back. It was reheated and came back mostly unchanged. We refused to eat any more and asked for the bill. The owners remark was simply "it happens". No discount, we paid the full over-inflated price and left with a feeling that we had been badly short changed. The best we can do as a result of this experience is to spread the word and hope that people avoid going there as they are simply in it for the money (tourists) and clearly do not have a proper cook or proper ethics.

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Reviewed January 12, 2017
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