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“Great bar, delicious food, wines, cocktails”
Review of Al Refettorio

Al Refettorio
Ranked #55 of 366 Restaurants in Alghero
Price range: $35 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great bar, delicious food, wines, cocktails”
Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Great location - under the arches off a side street, with stylish inside dining area and bar.
Have been for drinks several times - great for a quiet early evening aperitivo, but also after dinner for cocktails (try the strawberry caipiroska (alla fragola) or a mojito). Stays open late and has a chilled vibe with great music playing in the background.
Recently ate here for the first time. Seafood pasta was stunning (even impressed the local I was with), with octopus salad to start and lightly fried mixed seafood to follow. All definitely fresh and beautifully prepared and presented. There are also meat dishes for those who'd prefer. Lovely wines by the glass or bottle to accompany the meal.
I'll definitely be going back!

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Milan, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice location, average food”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Il locale e' in una viuzza di alghero sovrastata da un arco e dispone di un gruppo di tavoli esterni, anche se l'interno e' comunque accogliente ed arredato in maniera originale.
Il cibo e' di media qualita', senza infamia e senza lode, i prezzi relativamente alti. Ad Alghero si puo' mangiare melglio, spendendo meno.
Una menzione particolare al servizio, il personale e' privo di gentilezza e senso dell'umorismo.

The restaurant is in an a narrow street of Alghero topped with a bow and has a group of tables outside, though the interior is cozy and creatively furnished.
The food is of average quality, prices are pretty high. In Alghero you can 'eat better for less.
A special mention to the service, the staff is lacking of kindness and sense of humor.

  • Visited October 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“nice atmosphere but not very good food for the money spent!”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

the location is very romantic mostly if you are lucky to seat outside!
unfortunately the food was not super fresh, the antipasti of mixed seafood was out a jar!
not very good value for money i would say.
the main course was good and very big portion, but not amazing!
the wine was good and the staff was very professional!

  • Visited September 2012
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Oslo, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Bad food - nice location”
Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

I cant realy see why this restaurant is recommended by lonenly planet. The place looks beautiful but the food is not up to stadards. We got served a seafood platter for starter where everything came directly out of thr fridge. My girlfriend had ravioli that was reheated, possibly in a microwave. I had calamary that was clearly from a supermarket served with majonaise in a plastic bag. Shame, this place could have been a gem. Maybe they have new owners?

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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Overrated”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We were all looking forward to this restaurant and when the mixed seafood starter platter arrived we were not disappointed ,unfortunately it went downhill from there and the fish main courses were very mediocre and clearly frozen ,not fresh (closer inspection of the menu stated frozen would be provided when fresh not available) but it beggars belief that you can run out of fresh fish in a fishing port and then have the audacity to still charge you top dollar for frozen food ,so all in all we left feeling very underwhelmed .

  • Visited July 2012
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