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“Delicious starters and pasta.”

Trattoria La Saletta
Ranked #16 of 366 Restaurants in Alghero
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $53
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Berlin, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Delicious starters and pasta.”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

We walked by La Saletta the night before we actually ate there, hoping we might could get in when we saw an empty table. Unfortunately it was after 10pm and they weren't taking any more customers but we were able to make reservations for the following night. We chose to order the set menu after asking the price (€25 per person). This included a half-liter of the house red wine, an array of starters, their wonderful and warm fresh flatbread which is drizzled in olive oil, your choice of 2 pastas, and 2 main dishes followed by espresso and a digestive. The starters were excellent, everything from oven-baked mozzarella to fresh ricotta with honey on the side, just to name a couple. Both of the pastas were excellent but we should have ended the food portion of the meal there because the main dishes just weren't to our liking. We had ordered the wild boar and lamb and I can't say I'll be rushing back to try either of them again. We left most of ours behind as it just didn't taste very good or very much at all. There wasn't a whole lot of meat on either of them. One thing that wasn't included but that I opted to try was the dessert, which was a type of custard pie with the tiniest hint of chocolate and cinnamon. It wasn't sensational but it was very good and had that perfect home-made pie crust. The house wine was excellent and only €2.50 for half a liter.
As far as the service goes, one of the waitresses was very good and as others have mentioned they do not speak much english at all, but I don't really expect them to either. The only other downside after the meat dishes was having to wait a very long time for our bill. At this point there were no other people left in the restaurant and we could see at least 3 of the staff through the open kitchen window, so they knew we were just sitting there. Finally we had to wave one of them down to get them to come out. Another thing to point out was the extremely cheesy video channel they had blaring on the tv the entire two hours we were there. It was pretty annoying (funny for the first 10 minutes though) and I didn't see how it fit in with the typical sardinian cuisine.
So while I would definitely go back to this restaurant to eat their starters and pasta again, I would absolutely skip the meat dishes and look for a table in the non-tv room.

  • Visited September 2013
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Essex
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“Crazy lovely people, great food”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Booked for 8.00, arrived at 7.50 to be politely told they weren't open until 8.00. Went for a drink, returned at 8.05 to find the place heaving at the seams!
Traditional rustic Italian food with home made pasta, brilliant ragus and crazy service. We had the tasting menu on recommendation, no prices shown, antipasti. followed by two fabulous pastas followed by suckling pig (or as they named it in English, wild boar!!) Everything was prepared from scratch, the tables are basic, the wine very cheap and plentiful and the staff great fun.
You must reserve, absolutely no chance of a walk-in. We enjoyed the whole experience enormously and will certainly go back on our next visit to Alghero.
Closed Sunday evenings

  • Visited September 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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34 restaurant reviews
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“Probably the best meal we have ever had ... amazing”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We loved it so much - we went back the next night for more - i will dream about this place! We had ravioli filled with potato and mint and gnochetti for starters followed by suckling pig on the first night ... 1/2 litre of wine, 1.5 litre of still water, 4 expressos and 1 dessert --- 32 euro! unbelievable. Next night we both had the ravioli followed by like a lamb stew with water, 1 litre of wine, 2 expressos...just fabulous. Can't wait to go back =)

  • Visited September 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“The donkey was off!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Having found this on TA I decided to make a booking, which had to be 4 days in advance because it is so popular but not very large.
The food was first class - antipasti shared between us, followed by a pasta each and then the meat. The menu is, like the restaurant, very small - 1 antipasti, 3 prima piatti, and 3 secondi piatti. Also as it is very Sardinian the secondi are all meat.
My wife had the suckling pig and I had the lamb for mains.
All washed down with a litre of house red (4 euros!), but for me the highlight was the curugiones, a ravioli of mashed potato and mint in the most intense tomato sauce I have ever had. Needless to say we were both stuffed by the end, as the portions are not small.
My only unhappiness was that by the time we arrive the asino was off the menu, leading to the title of this review.
Highly recommended, but you must book for any day of the week in the height of the holiday season.

  • Visited August 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“Strange place but some nice food”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

This restaurant needs to be booked in advance as there is only about 10 tables and I think they only do one sitting. It is a family run restaurant it seemed like the Mother cooked the meals and the two daughters served the guests.

We were seated underneath a TV that stayed on all evening, we asked to be moved to a quieter spot. incidentally 70s music was playing like Pink Floyd, Genesis etc . when we were offered drinks they did not have white wine only red. the red wine was about 4 euros a carafe and excellent quality.

The menu was a bit weird and half the meals were not on. That left the choice of two starters both ravioli, and three main meals including pork, donkey and lamb. the ravioli was really nice, loely tasting home cooking. The donkey and lamb were both a bit like stew and the meat was not great. the pork however was outstanding and I'm gutted I chose the lamb.

I'm not sure what was on offer for dessert because after a while of waiting we decided to go and have ice creams elsewhere.

It was an enjoyable experience but it was a bit strange and not somewhere we would go back to.

  • Visited July 2013
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