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“Better than most” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ristorante Da Paolo

Ristorante Da Paolo
Ranked #16 of 293 Restaurants in Olbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$43
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pocklington, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Better than most”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Having been so far underwhelmed by the food quality and for what is charged in Olbia, this was good.
Nice starters mussels for SWMBO ( she who must be obeyed) and sardines for me
Mains of fresh squid (pay per 100g and choose) and mixed fish grill with grilled veg (poor the only place to have got this right was an agritorismo)
The menu highlights anything that is frozen an honest and refreshing change - the squid with the mixed fish was pointed out by the waiter as previously frozen and trying the fresh along side frozen there was a huge difference in taste / texture
Nice Alghero rose ( €6 less than previously paid in other establishments)

Still the €2.50 cover each cheesed me off - I just deduct it from the tip

The place was ok but in al honesty the prices I have paid in Sardinia so far are not justified and I feel I can get better food at home and better value in Germany / Austria / etc

Better quality in northern Italy or is it just me????

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Uppingham, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent fish”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

Chose the fish that i wanted before being cooked and chose the sauce i wanted it to be cooked with. One of the best fish dish ever tasted! Highly recommended for seafood lovers.

Visited September 2013
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Below average food great service.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

We went to this place as it was just around the corner from our hotel. The atmosphere was great, beautiful little Italian restaurant with a nice vibe. Out of the three of us one was happy with his mixed grilled seafood, which was also a good price. I had the steak. It was very underwhelming, just a steak with absolutely nothing on it. A little carrot and some sort of plant to garnish, but so so plain and tasteless. My wife had the tuna with sesame seed. It was served like warm to cold. It also tasted bad, I don't know why it just didn't taste good at all. The anti pasto and mussels to start were nice. The sides of grilled vegetables were dry and lacked taste. Really below average dining experience but the staff took the Tuna off our bill even though we didn't ask them to so they were very kind. They just need to lift their game in terms of their food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Prague, Czech Republic
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“what no pizza?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

We had a competent lunch here but,can you believe,pizza was off!

Attached to the Cavour hotel this back alley trattoria gets a steady stream of diners. However most are tourists and the prices reflect this with a hefrt 2.50 Euros each cover charge.
The house wine at 6eu a time compensates somewhat. Tuna in sesame was superbly done and the primi past I worth having. Takes all credit cards.

Visited June 2013
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

We ate in this restaurant twice on our holiday in Olbia. The service was excellent, even though they were very busy on our first visit; people were prepared to wait for a table! The portions are very generous; my husband had the mixed hors d'oeuvres on the first visit, which was enough for 2 people. Food was very good and the staff attentive. Would go there again if ever in Olbia.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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