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“Pleasant atmosphere”
Review of Hivaoa Porto Cervo

Hivaoa Porto Cervo
Ranked #15 of 91 Restaurants in Porto Cervo
Price range: $18 - $37
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Since 1999 - Open no stop from 12.00 A.M. - 24 P.M. - Italian traditional cuisine and wood brick oven pizza-All the menu also to take away -
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Dined here a couple of times. Seated upstairs on covered rooftop on the first occasion and downstairs on umbrella covered patio area.

Staff very attentive and clearly work hard to ensure customers are happy. Pizzas are traditionally Italian stone baked. In fairness not hard to get wrong so on return visit I had the steak. Large enough slab of meat but somewhat disappointing, lacking any imagination. Served with some roast potatoes only.

Having visited Italy on many occasions I am familiar with the Italian way when it comes to menu and food presentation however this was a bit of a let down.

Large flat screen showing football has been mentioned in other reviews and is at odds with the general ambience.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you need just one reason to visit Sardinia, then the Pizzas at the Hivaoa Restaurant in Porto Cervo are a very good one.
The two brothers who run the restaurant are delightful, the food is very good (try the Lobster Pasta and the Entrecote Steaks), the staff are attentive, the prices are reasonable – and particularly so by local standards, but the Pizzas – they are from another planet!!!!!!!!!!

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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Set on a main road corner with outside and inside seating areas it can't quite make its mind up about what standard and atmosphere it wants to be. Large screen TV advertising football matches also conjures up a lower class establishment in a beautiful and classy area. Service was good but food was a little boring, that may be our choice, seafood risotto and fried calamari, Sardinian pasta and mixed grill although it was all cooked well. We went for tapas which is on the board at the roadside yet no tapas was on the menu given to us. Also, there were a lot of flies around the tables and they were a real nuisance. Flies infer a lack of cleanliness to me and there didn't seem to be anything the restaurant were doing to keep the numbers down. Informal and nice atmosphere but not really what we were looking for. Tried it due to good reviews on here so make your own mind up.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

We came across Hivaoa whilst in Porto Cervo quite by chance. We met with a very warm and friendly reception. The restaurant was very busy and we hadn't made a reservation, this was no problem and after a 5 minute wait we were seated. The food was an excellent standard as was the service. Simple food, excellent quality. My husband had fish kebabs which were succulent and perfectly cooked. I had mixed grill of meats which was equally delicious. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The brothers who owned the restaurant were very welcoming and friendly. We have been in Porto Cervo for a week and each evening ate at different restaurant. If we had come across Hivaoa sooner we would of certainly come back again. Thank you for a lovely evening. 100% recommendation !!!! Kim and Alan :)

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Reviewed September 10, 2013

On leaving last week I promised the owner I would leave a review and here it is. Put simply, Porto Cervo is an expensive place to eat and drink BUT here it is not. If you're looking for good quality SENSIBLY priced food and drink then look no further! As an example, the last time we ate here there were 4 of us. We had a meal each with a few drinks, the cost 100 Euro! The owner and all of the staff are brilliant and very inviting. You may need to book as this place gets really busy but then that says it all really doesn't it?

Try it and you'll be back time after time!

Dale Freeman

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