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Trattoria Lillicu

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Via Sardegna 78, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 652970
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
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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 1 week ago

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.

Thank WoVo
Ankara, Turkey
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Burcu P
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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 30 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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12 reviews
5 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!

Thank macforever2016
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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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689 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 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.

Thank Alfred V
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.

Thank DanDGiusto
1 review
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.

Thank Adam P
Tokyo, Japan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A very entertaining gentleman who was associated with the restaurant (I don't know how), sang Gypsy King and other songs to give us, a group of four, a fantastic evening. By then, my wife and I had had dinners at five different restaurants around Via Sardinia. Don't be fooled by their look from outside. I promise you that you will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?