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“What a treat! Spectacular food and outstanding service!”
Review of Cucina Machri

Cucina Machri
Ranked #1 of 85 Restaurants in Pula
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We visited Machri twice during our visit in Sardinia and both times it was really fabulous. The restaurant is very modern and serves dishes that you would not expect in a small town like Pula. They focus on fish and serve only the highest and freshest quality. Together with the extremely friendly and attentive service this was a visit we won't forget and we are very much looking forward to coming back.

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Reviewed September 27, 2013

The "nero" black rice rissoto with shrimp was to die for. I had a pasta with little squares of tuna that was pretty good, would have loved the preparation with something other than tuna, but the pasta was perfection.

We did not like the wine, and sent it back- no problem. The waitress was adorable and friiendly.

The menu is very limited. The charming chef seems passionate about his pretty restaurant and although he does not say, he seems very modest, knows how good his food is.

The outside area is on a street with little appeal, so we sat inside the bright all white room.

I wish we could have tried it again.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

It is great we all have different expectations and opinions and I respect the views of the reviews immediately before this. However, from our perspective my wife could not disagree more - we thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Machri, finding our food choices to be very high quality and comparable in cost to other restaurants who offer lower quality (if larger portions).

Having walked out of another restaurant recommended by our hotel because of their hostile and rude approach we stumbled across Machri by accident. Initially doubting because of the location (busy and a bit shabby road) and the stark 'clinical' white of the restaurant, it turned out to be a super find.

The waitress was very friendly, helpful, full of smiles and mega efficient - just watching her work was a joy! The complementary prosecco and amuse-bouche, along with home-made bread (inc. wholemeal - in an Italian restaurant!), set the scene perfectly. A smallish, but very interesting menu provided us with some great food. Lots of fish dishes, which had a few nice twists but in essence were simple, excellently prepared, well presented and full of flavour. The berry desert was a taste sensation.

If you are looking for a large menu pasta and pizza type of place, in a choice location, then this will not be for you. If however you want good quality Italian food prepared simply but with flair and flavour give it a try.

Having eaten at some lovely restaurants during our wonderful Sardinian holiday, food-wise this tops the list. We recommended it to a couple of other 'foodies' we were talking to - we hope they enjoy it as much.

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1  Thank St39
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We went on the 5th of Sep, friends recommended us. We had 3 crudo which were very good. But the px of this stater is 66. We tried the clams, very average & cost 15 per dish. They suggested us to have the denticen as main course. And it was so dry & tough. Totally we paid in three person 226. We were very unhappy for this dinner. Hope people think twice before they go there.

5  Thank Helen W
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

Well cooked in simple style pretending to be fancy. Net result good food overpriced. Good service but setting is on main road.

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