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“Superb Italian food!”
Review of Opera Prima

Opera Prima
Ranked #110 of 1,011 Restaurants in Cagliari
Price range: $24 - $47
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Stirling, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Superb Italian food!”
Reviewed April 29, 2013

Visited last night on the recommendation of several friends who had been. Reading some of the reviews posted we were not quite sure what to expect.
We had the taste of the sea starter which was enormous...(even for 3 of us).....a wonderful collection of seafood cooked in a variety of ways.
We all speak Italian so could ask the waiter what other diners had ordered as plates of delicious food went by.
Skipped the pasta and went on to fish main dishes with a selection of vegetables ..... Divine!
A delicious lemon sorbet later followed by Sardinian mirto liqueur-perfect.
Service was attentive and friendly....even on a Monday evening the restaurant was busy and buzzing.
Cannot wait to get back!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Frances-Anne H
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london
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161 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“next time I will try pasta dishes”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

We went there after lots of people reccomended it. We asked a selection of starters which were quite generous. The quality is definitely high, every dish was very fresh, the bottarga was the best bottarga I ever had, mussels were very tasty as well as bocconi and all the smoked carpaccio fish. A bit of disappointment for mixed seafood salad, the tuna with beans and the salmon croquettes: they were a kind of bland. As the starters were very generous we didn't order any pasta or fish dishes, but we will do it next time!!! We paid 35.00 euro per person and had two bottles of wine and coke. Very good value for money.
Service very good, kind and attentive.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Sardegnabella
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Colchester
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“SIMPLY SUPERB”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

My friends had booked for 7 adults and two small children for last Friday evening 12th April.We arrived slightly late but it made no difference to the staff.

Our table was set and from the moment of arrival the waiters were superbly attentive and efficient.The food which was served in 5/6 courses was on a par with the Sa Barraca,all seafood and included a few things I had never tried in the way it was produced by the kitchen.

Every dish was painstakingly explained for my benefit and my partners,she tried everything and gave it a thumbs up even though a couple of items were not to her taste.

I put the meal on a par with the Sa Barracca although my friend would not be drawn on a vote.Not cheap but worth the cost.The Kitchen (which the public can see into) were still firing out food after 2300hrs and judging by the diners comments,of equal quality as we ate.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Sarntmajor
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Aston UK
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Difficult place to visit if dont speak Italian”
Reviewed June 14, 2011

Visited based on chat with an Italian tourist and trip advisor reveiws as wanted a good steak. Arrived to find communication a huge barrier, so much so that we ended up with far too much food to start with and steaks cooked to our liking (after much pointing) but not what we expected, tasty but not a filet that we were expecting hence much tougher. They got the bill wrong and it ended up more than double of our previous evenings meal. Is a good place but need to be prepared -other reveiws indicate how welcoming and helpful staff are -but if you cant communicate that unfortunately goes out the window!

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank CarolAstonUK
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Riga
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed October 3, 2009

Very nice place, was reccommended by hotel receptionist. Was there 3 dinners in a row, since from the 1st day was impressed by the professionalism of the staff and friendly atmosphere. One more important point - not so expensive ~50 Eur for 2 persons from antipasta to desert! Try it, we definetely will reccommend to my friends.

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1 Thank VitaGrena
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