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“Interesting food - but vegetarians beware!”
Review of Ristorante O

Ristorante O
Ranked #99 of 381 Restaurants in Alghero
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: RESTAURANT "O" is located in the perfect spot giving an spectacular Sea View, sheltered in a small courtyard and on the ramparts, overlooking Alghero's bustling Mariner & Capo Caccia. The Restaurant Is Within one of the oldest buildings in Alghero "The Palace Carcassonne "Which dates back to the 14th Century. Particularly interesting The Facade, With its intricate architecture and carvings with a stunning entrance. Recommended in the Michelin & Nespresso guide 2014,2015,2016. Available at Restaurant O, A La Carte menu, International Fine Dining cuisine, Fresh Sardian Pasta inspired from traditional recipes, Kids Menu and amazing Signature Cocktails by our own Mixologist Cocktail & Wine Bar inside the Restaurant. At the Helm of the RESTAURANT "O" is Michelin star trained Masterchef Eoghain O'Neill , whom personally designed the Restaurant & menu's with the soul of thought of Beauty & Essence. Our philosophy is to offer the freshest ingredients in Sardegna, some of which hauled from our very own garden prepared to michelin star standards with a service of Charisma & Sophistication at an affordable price. We produce our very own cold pressed extra virgin olive oil "Bonaire No. 5" . Produced from Bosa olives found only in limited areas of Sardegna, which has a unique robust artichoke perfume. Our Mid Night Breeze Bar opens every night in mid June until mid september from 11:30pm till 03:00am offering Unique Cocktails & Wine on The old town wall of over looking the Marina of Alghero. Happy hour from 00:00am to 01:00am, 3 cocktails for €10...
Reviewed June 21, 2014

We are both vegetarian and chose this place for our 10th wedding anniversary meal as it seemed to offer a bit more variety than some of the other places. We ordered a starter and main course which were clearly marked as vegetarian. We were a little bemused when what we thought was our soup came in a small glass with a mix of small bits of fruit on the side but went along with it. This later turned out not to be our starter but an 'amuse bouche' which contained a small amount of salmon. Not great to find this out after the event, especially when you've been vegetarian for 22 year in my case and 31 years for my husband.
Otherwise, the food was of a high standard, well presented with good flavours. The 3 creme brulee dessert was really exceptional.

Thank Sarah L
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MasterChefONeill, Owner at Ristorante O, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2014

Thank you for letting us know the terrible mistake we made! we try to be very carful with food restriction and preferences. The amuse bouche is a gift that we offer to our guest to start their meal...it's usually described by the waiter...obviusly it wasn't otherwise you would known! We're very sorry. Really our mistake. We're happy to know that you enjoyed the food..thank you again and happy cooking!

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Reviewed June 19, 2014

I ate there 2 times and definitely won't go again. Both times we set there waiting 1 hour for the starter, more than 1 hour for the main. It was difficult to have the attention of the waiters but when we eventually did, it was not much use as they forgot to bring what we asked, or took a very long time to do it. Food is good, as it is everywhere else in Alghero.

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Thank silvyirel
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MasterChefONeill, Owner at Ristorante O, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2014

I won't ask you to try us for the third time...if you didn't find in us anything special...we obviusly failed to transmit to you what is our goal...to offer in Alghero something different, but for everybody, every pocket and every taste.
Thank you for trying us twice even if the first time you had to wait between courses... I'm sorry that we were so bad to give us this poor review...why you didn't tell me (the lady by the cash register) or one of our staff you were so disappointed? we would have definetely remember.

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

First visit to this wonderful restaurant - a real cut above the rest in Alghero. A glass of prosecco then peruse the wide menu as the sun was setting behind us across the harbour and the bobbing boats. Prior to starters magnificant chilled spicy cauliflower in a glass with a mouthful of chopped asian tangy vegetables - then along came my scallops - dusted in sesame seeds sitting on dashes and splashes of taste with the wild flowers beside the rolled courgettes - this was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten! Anywhere. Basta! Vermentino chilled and tall accompanied this. Pal's starter was a wonderful generous serving of smoked duck .
Main course was the slow cooked beef and it was succulent and perfectly cooked and accompanied by a glass of red from Monica di Sardegna
Pal had fish in a parcel - only complaint that this was way oversalted and really not enjoyable.
No room for desserts but a little espresso and finished the large water - as darkness fell we vowed to return in September - about ten notches above any other place we have eaten in this city since we started our annual twice a year visit to Sardo - Service was perfect and Roberta was a perfect hostess - well done Mr O'Neill - the mix of caribean tastes and italian just works so well.

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Thank grainnehealy2
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

Very nice meal- most of us had the tasting menu, and most of that was lovely. There was an odd smoked risotto that no one at the table enjoyed, even the chef that was traveling with us. The rest of the menu, including an amazing foie gras soup, was delicious, and paired quite nicely with the wine. The service was good once the waiters decided to come over- which was about 20 minutes after we were seated. Definitley better than other restaurants in the area, and the chef was very nice and friendly. I would go back.

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Thank Amy S
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Dined at this Wonderful Restaurant yet again on our recent return to Alghero
Mrs O'Neill recognised us immediately and welcomed us to their Restaurant,The attentive staff ensure that no attention to detail is missed.
What a Fantastic meal prepared by Chef O'Neill and his team,
Fresh, Vibrant and utterly delicious complemented with a lovely wine chosen from a comprehensive list.
This restaurant has remained as far as we are concerned the place to eat when in Alghero
I am surprised that Tripadviser to not elevate this restaurant to a higher position in their league
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