After an evening arrival in Sardinia and two thirds the way through our drive to our resort in Capo d'Orso, we chanced upon stopping in the coastal town of Cannigione not only for a journey break but what also turned out to be a bite of dinner. It was after a short walk along the harbour, that we dined at this restaurant delightfully perched along the main road, just a touch away from the waterfront.
The interior is soft-touch seaside town elegance, however other touches were unfortunately less enchanting at times. As we entered and stepped in probably only 3 or 4 paces, we were abruptly told to "stay there" and walk no further(!) as it were, and as if we were intruding on this well versed set up of a restaurant. And so though we said we had not booked, the same waiter, who had perhaps for the benefit of his doubt shouted out at us shall we say in "enthusiasm" rather than in anxiousness or even rudeness, proceeded to promptly show us to a table.
We were happy still at this stage to overlook his Italianate brio which may have come across brusquely, however after only a few minutes he then returned to say if we would mind changing tables without really waiting for our response or even showing us which table it would actually be, instead just saying it was in any case a better table with the implication that we had to accept the change anyway. The table was indeed a nicer one however this and other touches throughout the evening continued to reinforce what I would describe as slightly edgy and sarcastic behaviour from the service. It was unfortunately really only that particular waiter who was assigned to us who was culprit to misdemeanour, as we noticed others being easy going and quite regular.
On the positive side, the lady who looked like she was the proprietor, seemed very friendly and a calming hand on proceedings and the food itself was quite excellent throughout, including the big mixed grill which was grilled exquisitely to a tee with prawns, lobster all tasty and succulent. It turned out on reflection that in terms of the food it was one of the better dinners during our whole trip in Sardinia, and so we were still glad to have paid an impromptu visit, brusque at times it may have felt on the service/waitering end of things !
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