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La Vela Latina

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Largo Sisini 3, 07100 Sassari, Sardinia, Italy
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Bucks
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130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Went on spec based on Lonely Planet reference. Fantastic food, friendly, old-fashioned courteous service from owner and a very good waitress. Food quality, quantity and presentation top class. It is a simple, small, unpretentious restaurant but beautifully decorated with vaulted ceiling and modern paintings on the walls.

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We lunched here - delicious deep-fried skewers of courgette, squid and prawns; pasta with vongole; seadas (local pudding made of mild cheese in pastry, deep-fried and then served with local honey). Charming service, pretty outside terrace and cool air-conditioned interior. Very good value for money.

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Danbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We were hosted by a local businessman: we had the 6 sea food starters all very fresh and needing nothing to add, so delicious and natural test. To follow we had 1/2 portions of a fish soup and spaghetti alla bottarega. Amazingly delicious!

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Budapest, Hungary
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101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

We went on monday and I was a bit disappointed that the fish options were limited, but the nice wine, the ambience and the staff made me feel better. The spaghetti my wife had (with shrimps and cherry tomatoes) was delicius. My mixed sea plate was average, squid and shrimps delicious, but the small fish on the plate was of... More 

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Leeds
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201 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Around 10 years ago, we were travelling round Sardinia for the first time and we spent a weekend in Sassari. There we found the worst hotel and the best restaurant of our holiday. The hotel (Giusy) has gone and won't be missed. We thought the restaurant had gone too - but La Vela Latina is still there and still serving... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We have visited the Vela many times during the last five years and every time it's wonderful experience. In the summer you can sit outside at a small piazza in the shadow under a parasol and enjoy. The restaurant is especially good at fish and has very nice white wines from Sardegna. The staff is vey competent and friendly.

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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

Don't think about "nouvelle cousine" when you step into this tiny, obscure, door in the old part of Sassari. This place offers traditional local seafood dishes, perfectly executed, essential and very tasty. This doesn't mean that the ambiance or the service is shabby or too "friendly" (in the wrong way). As a good captain the owner Francesco's pilots the ship... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Been to Sassari while returnig from the weekend trip to Stintino and luckily we stumbled upon this great tratoria. First we stopped in a restaurant on the main square, just a couple of minutes from this tratoria. When we entered this first restaurant it was crowded with tourists, no menu in English...so after a couple of minutes we decided to... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

I have been to La Vela Latina about one month ago. As a starter, I had Banderillas (fried zucchini, squid and shrimps), which were average, I would say ok-ish. As a main, I instead ordered spaghetti with bottarga (mullet eggs) and clams. The pasta was slightly overcooked, clams were tasteless, and there was not much bottarga either. I understand it... More 

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Smithers, B.C.
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260 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

I particularly liked the seafood antipasto plate. Friendly service, attentive owner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Sisini 3, 07100 Sassari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Sassari  >  Sassari

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?