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Review of Ristorante Lucitta

Ristorante Lucitta
Ranked #7 of 98 Restaurants in Tortoli
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$41 - US$70
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful corniche for a gem of seafood cuisine. Expect Sardinian friendliness mixed with world class recipes made with freshest ingredients you ever tasted. Just one word to comment - awesome.

1  Thank Daniel W
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

This restaurant in the little holiday-resort of Tortoli was reommended in our guidebook but we had no idea what a gem of a restaurant we were stumbling in for lunch after a lengthy drive.
It is clear from the outside (if you take time to look and read the menu posted in front of the door) that this is a rather elegant place, that the cuisine is innovative and that prices aren't cheap (therefore, I frankly don't understand the negative reviews here from people who were apparently looking for a much less refined place and still walked in).
Elegant, airy interior with nice view to the sea. Outdoor seating available.
The waiter (perhaps the owner/manager) was very professional, accomodating and eager to ensure a great experience for the three of us (we were with our 5-year-old son).
The huge surprise was the extraordinary quality and creativity of the dishes. We are foodies and make it a point to visit some of the best restaurants now and then but we certainly didn't expect to find a place worthy of a Michelin-star in the little resort of Tortoli. Not only were the plates fanatastic, but the meal came with all the goodies (and they too were great and well imagined) expected only in the finest restaurants: amuse bouche served with the aperitif, pre-dessert and then mignardises (which were actually quite substantial) served with the coffee. We could have ordered just one primo or one secondo piatto and a coffee afterwards and we would already have had a multi-course gourmet-meal.
We were so impressed by this place that we made it a point to return for another lunch on the day of our departure from Sardinia. This involved back-tracking for an hour by car but it was well worth it. The price for our lunches was not much more than at other good (but not exceptional) places we visited during our two weeks on the island. Certainly excellent value for what we got.
I am not sure if Tortoli is where the chef at work at Lucitta can make the most of her enormous talent in the long run but I certainly wish her all the best and success for her future career. Keep up the great work - we will be back!

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Thank Richard R
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

We happened to land in Lucitta for dinner on our last day in Arbatax. The menue is more modern and upscale than in Arbatax in general. Amuse bouche they served was a mini-burger, nothing special and a bit big for this purpose. A la carte dishes our company ordered were all served in a fancy way and tasted good, but not more. The dessert (Chocolate shadow?) was exceptionally good though. Service was good. Prices higher than average in Arbatax.

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1  Thank Sirje L
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Lucitta was recommended to us as one of the best restaurants in the area. We ordered 2 different fish tasting menus which included a tuna burger amuse bouche, appetizer, primi piatti, main course, a dessert appetizer and then a dessert for 42 euro per person. Every fish course from both tasting menus was fabulous with sometimes interestingly surprising elements, but still harmonious in taste. We had an organic white wine from Sardinia that was also a fantastic, original tasting wine. The service was very friendly and professional. The only thing we found unimpressive was the spartan minimalist decor on the outdoor terrace. The restaurant inside is all in white, which works inside, but outside consists of a covered terrace and a larger open terrace with views of the sea with absolutely no decorative elements. Instead of seeming casual and cool, it just seemed a bit too spartan and unloved for my taste. The larger terrace had several empty tables and chairs piled in a corner and no tables set. It made the restaurant look possibly abandoned or closed from a passerbyer's perspective and it's not nice to look at from the covered terrace during dinner. As more people came later in the evening they had to use the second terrace for tables and would set the tables one by one on an as need basis. Even if the whole space is only used for big events, it would be nice for normal nights to create a bit more ambiance with candles, plants, or at the minimum a bit of tidying. However, the food is fantastic and would highly recommend to anyone in the area!

1  Thank MarinMarais
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

A lovely place with a great balance of quality and price. I suggest the Seafood Tasting Menu, the Fregola with cuttlefish and fish soup and the Grilled of fish shrimps from Arbatax gulf

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1  Thank Siobhan C
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