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“Good time and food”
Review of Antica Hostaria

Antica Hostaria
Ranked #125 of 1,176 Restaurants in Cagliari
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 25 - USD 50
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Very nice freshly prepared food and service in what is called the Marina, an area of Cagliari town centre now wholly requalified and with plenty of restaurants.
The standard and quality are high, and the timing with which you're served food is just about right, giving you the option to not being overflood.

I had dinner outside, because the summer heat was not inviting for anything else, but had a chance to pop in for a quick visit to the loo too, and that when I saw the fresh fish display, with all the fragrance of the fish inebriating me as soon as I was in.

Before leaving, be sure to have a taste of the owner homemade Mirto, a typical after-dinner alcoholic digestive. It's one of the best I tasted in my life.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank aguyfromitaly
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We arrived without a booking and were quickly seated at a table. The waiter was very attentive and spoke excellent English. He 'put together' a sharing starter course from various items on the menu so that we had a smaller portion of each. The main courses were excellent as was the wine. They sell wine in half bottles (as well as by the glass and the full bottle) we choose local wine - also excellent.
If there was a criticism it would be that the food was pricey for the area - the same meal would cost much more in England. Good food excellent atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank Trevor I
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

4 of us stopped here for lunch whilst visiting Cagliari but afterwards wished we hadn't. Nice location in the old town with outside dining although a little cramped. Friendly welcome, so far so good. I ordered mussels to start but when it was served there was no bread so I ordered a basket not knowing that the 4 pieces would cost €8 ! Mains came which 3 were ok, nothing special but my partners escolope of veal was awful, overcooked, greasy & tasteless. When we pointed this out to our waiter all we got was a shrug of the shoulders. I'm sure there must be better places to eat in Cagliari & will try to find them on my next visit.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank thomas1066
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Didn't think our plain pretty standard Italian meal could go wrong. 2 pasta vongle that barely had any fish, lacked garlic and swam in oil, my daughter couldn't eat hers, it really wasn't good. Then the expensive, by the kilo, sea bass, which were told was cooked in oven,just plain fish with potatoes, fish arrived swimming in white wine vinegar with 4 tiny slices of potatoes, the sauce drowned the taste of any fresh fish that might have been there, it really was a horrible experience. Also really warm wine!
Toilets filthy and flies in restaurant, would definitely not recommend this to my enemies!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank karenr358
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ClaudioMura, Proprietario at Antica Hostaria, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017
Google Translation

Gentilissima
voglio fare qualche precisazione
Dunque lo spaghetto alle vongole ovviamente è preparato con olio aglio e prezzemolo e la quantità di vongole è di 10 a porzione una più una meno.
Il branzino costosissimo che lei dice altro non era che una spigola alla vernaccia e olive con patate una ricetta tipica e abbastanza comune e come sicuramente lei si sarà accorta senza la minima traccia di aceto di vino venduto all'esorbitante prezzo di 45 euro al kg.
Servizi igienici sporchi dice? Strano perchè con 50 persone in sala tra dentro e fuori tra cui bambini alle dieci di sera dovrebbero essere pulitissimi.
Ma dove vive scusi?
Una cosa non capirò mai.Se uno spaghetto non è buono e se un pesce è orribile e disgustoso perchè la gente si lamenta sempre dopo averlo mangiato TUTTO?
Se una cosa non è buona io la rimando indietro oppure la lascio certo non la mangio.
Ritorni nella sua amata Germania e si gusti le prelibatezze della vostra cucina.
Cordiali saluti
Mura Claudio

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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal for two with wine 90€
Mixed starters were wonderful, but meant we were too full to eat dessert
Waiter recommended an excellent and inexpensive local wine.
Food great. Nice atmosphere watching people wander by.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank telcotraveller
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