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Via Sardegna 78, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 652970
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13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A simple location that prepares the same menu ever since it opened in the 1930s. And people keep coming. Lots of seafood appetizers: mussels, escargots, deep-fried little fish, tuna with tomatoes, burriddu (fish with walnut sauce) followed by fritto misto or grilled fish. All accompanied by at least 2-3 types of freshly baked Sardinian bread. And a caraffe or two... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of the best places in the old port to drop in for lunch. Communal marble tables, fast service, and delicious seafood. Get ready to mix with locals, and some tourists alike. Seafood appetizers and spaghetti vongole e bottarga are the way to go, with a carafe of white wine.

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Ankara, Turkey
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I saw this place in Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes and I really wanted to try. So despite the negative reviews, we went to the restaurant without reservation and could sit down immediately. But I strongly advice making a reservation, especially in high season. The place is just a traditional trattoria, nothing fancy, just as I prefer. We ordered seafood antipasti... More 

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Chicago
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Trattoria Lillicu on via Sardegna has been in operation since 1938. The food is amazing. Get the fish appetizer for 13 Euros a person (minimum two persons) and you're pretty much done for the evening. Make a reservation to avoid disappointment -- this place is popular and rightfully so. Eating here really makes you feel like you're in Italy!... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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69 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended to my by a Cagliari native. It is located in the Via Roma area on a narrow street used exclusively for pedestrian traffic. Being in the area a matter of days I actually walked by it on a couple of occasions prior to my visit. The restaurant did a brisk business at lunch and dinner. I... More 

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Cagliari, Italy
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It-s one of the most popular restaurants in town. Always busy, seven days a week. i like fish and Sardinian pasta: that's why I often have lunch/dinner there with some friends of mine. Worth visiting!

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gloucester
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This trattoria is for fish lovers. We were 5 on our visit..2 brits and 3 italians. We did not have the menu and the staff just brought us several dishes of antipasto of fish dishes. Also some pasta choice and just lots of fish. House white wine 6 euros a litre which was very drinkable. We were impressed by the... More 

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Amsterdam
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374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Downtown restaurant in a narrow alley - although not narrow enough to put a large terrace outside. Great al fresco lunching on a hot summer's day. Friendly staff, and really great food. Recommended, esp. for lunch.

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Province of Cagliari, Italy
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It is a very popular restaurant, in downtown, a few steps away from via Roma. Reserve in advance, they only have one room (not so large) and some tables outdoor (during the summer). This place is usually noisy but the food is good as well as the atmosphere. Mid range prices.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

LOVED the food here. Classic, traditional Sardinian cuisine. Restaurant full of locals, not tourists. Friendly staff. It was the best part of an underwhelming port stop in Sardinia. This city might want to clean up some of the graffiti. It's embarrassing. I felt like I was back in the Bronx circa 1980.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Monday
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Thursday
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Friday
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sardegna 78, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Cagliari  >  Cagliari
  • Phone Number: +39 070 652970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?