We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
via xx settembre, Sardinia, Italy
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 14: English reviews
Exmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We were on our way to another restaurant when we came across this place. The setting is fantastic really cosy and romantic. The menu is pretty limited, all the food was ok but nothing special which is a shame I don't think it was really worth 100 euros

Thank John A
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
Level Contributor
32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We have been to Osteria Lio many times on previous visits to La Maddalena plus twice this visit and we have always enjoyed the excellent food - admittedly we do like seafood and pasta - if you don't you'll maybe not be as impressed. Prices are very reasonable, service good and the bar scene before dinner is excellent, the delicious... More 

Thank rmc842016
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

A shame, this one. Pasta was mediocre and tuna overdone, house white was a bit rank, and a tasteless 'mixed salad' had Iceberg lettuce, tinned sweet corn and grated carrot like something out of the 70s. But the grilled veg were good... Service was rushed and felt like we were on a tourist conveyor belt. Not worth the price at... More 

Thank daftzippy
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We visited La Maddalena as part of our trip to Sardinia recently. We were pointed towards this restaurant buy one of the resident in La Maddalena when we visited a shop there. The restaurant was easy to find in the heart of the tourist hub. The yellow coloured restaurant was inviting. The place itself had an 'old worldly' feel to... More 

1 Thank Shubhes S
Rome, Italy
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2014

We spend our holidays in La Maddalena and Francesca is a very good host. Booking a table outside in the alley is a cosy experience

Thank 7Marcaurelio
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Quite good food (amazing octopus salad). Relaxing environment. Friendly. Very nice apero. It is a family run restaurant just at the main square of Sardinia.

Thank Maria I
Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We unfortunately discovered this very nice restaurant on the last night of our stay! Had we known about it earlier, we would have visited it daily...food is delicious, the prices are good & fair and the service very nice and very friendly! I highly recommend this restaurant! Don't miss it! Φρόσω χαιρετίσματα!

Thank A K
Lausanne, Switzerland
Level Contributor
178 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We ate there on our first night at La Maddalena, wandering around town and looking for a restaurant off the beaten path. The outdoor seating in the little alley is very cute and romantic. The staff was extremely friendly and the service was fast. The only problem is i had by far the worst gnocchi al pesto ever! The desert... More 

Thank Caroline R
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We went here twice during our stay. Both times the staff were friendly and welcoming. The food and service were good. Also they introduced us to mirto, the local liquer, after dinner in the bar. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank CarlandBev
Level Contributor
232 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2012

A small simple osteria in the city center which is also frequented by locals. Offers very tasty freshly prepared dishes.Seemingly a family run restaurant it does offer only dishes which can be prepared a la minute (including of course fresh fish). But you can order oven-made dishes, like pesce al forno, in advance. Note: other restaurants have such dishes on... More 

1 Thank Manfred G

Travellers who viewed lio also viewed

La Maddalena, Maddalena Islands
La Maddalena, Maddalena Islands
La Maddalena, Maddalena Islands
La Maddalena, Maddalena Islands
La Maddalena, Maddalena Islands
La Maddalena, Maddalena Islands

Been to lio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via xx settembre, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Olbia-Tempio  >  Maddalena Islands  >  La Maddalena

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from lio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?