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Via Principe di Napoli 3, 07024, Sardinia, Italy
+39 0789 737228
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had the pleasure of dining here on three occasions during my recent trip to La Maddalena. The atmosphere is relaxing, especially while dining al fresco. The owner introduced himself and checked with us to make sure we were enjoying our dining experience. The food was excellent, with our favorite being the freshly caught fish. The prices are on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Food is good but not unique. Service very chaotic while friendly. All this cannot justify the prices that are exorbitant. Unfortunately the owner is well aware and proud of it so I don't think it will ever change.

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Thank federspil
Basel, Switzerland
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112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately we didn't read tripadvisor before to go to La Grotta. Now i can confirm most of the comments. Service is very good, food as well. But it is too expensive, especially compared to other restaurants around here. First of all i didn't like the menu with the comment "we do not serve only first deshes". Then even if my... More 

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Bornem, Belgium
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This restaurant is centrally located in La Maddalena and is probably one of the oldest in town. The location is super and it is pleasant to sit outside for dinner. While being in La Maddalena we decided to go for dinner. Nice table for two and ordered a apero which we received instantly. Good service! I think the whole family... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Located on a pleasant side street close to the port, this restaurant serves very good sea food pasta and uses very fresh ingredients. I really have nothing to say against the quality of the meal which was excellent. Now, honestly, for the quantity they serve, they cannot charge that high a price. Not a single pasta dish for less than... More 

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Thank Claude R
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived at La Maddalena, our friend recommended us this restaurant it is very close to the port. The owner is very welcoming. We ordered 2 starters: grilled octopus and grilled Calamari. Octopus very tasty. Also we ordered two pasta platters so delicious: ravioli with ricotta on red sauce and spaghetti with shrimps & squid. The white wine was sublime.... More 

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Thank Hage M
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Bought an Astice (langosta/small lobster), price in the menu was €10 per 100g. When we ordered the astice they quoted €200 for 1Kg. So the price had DOUBLED!! to €20kg and whether it was really 1kg is debate able as well. We challenged the price and after much debate they agreed to drop the price but insisted it was a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Specialising in seafood, this restaurant can only be described accurately enough by your own tastebuds to do it justice. I reccommend the degustazione (a selection of small versions of some of the meals with the squid being particularly nice so save it till last ;-) ) and the Spaghetti sette otto for probabbly the best seafood medley pasta I have... More 

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Thank SuleRimi
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were six for dinner, the owners( Ferdinando and other ) were very friendly when we arrived and "sold" us the daily specials, and then when the bill came they disappeared ( even when we asked for their presence) and sent a lady , that might be family too, to give us the bill which was totally inappropriate. After a... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Located in very narrow alley restaurant offer you fresh fish, lobsters and other seafood. We ate various type of appetizers, all fresh and very tasty, but for me the most surprising was warm squid prepared/fried in olive with sweet onion....wow..... As a main dish was amaizing lobster with fresh tomatos, unforgettable taste. For all who love eat seafood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Principe di Napoli 3, 07024, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Olbia-Tempio  >  Maddalena Islands  >  La Maddalena
  • Phone Number: +39 0789 737228

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