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Eating & drinkingEating & drinking

With 1800 km of coastline, Sardinia’s cuisine is of course bursting with dishes based on fish and seafood, but don’t forget the inland cuisine either. This “shepherd’s cuisine” consists of roasted mutton and goat, seasoned with wild herbs, rosemary, thyme and juniper berry. And of course, there is the famous Pecorino cheese.

Malloreddus, with sausages and tomato sauce, is Sardinia’s standard pasta dish. Desserts are served with local honey – try gattò, made of almonds, honey and orange peel – and the local red and white are of top quality. Restaurants and cafés in Alghero are listed below.

Il Pavone

A traditional Alghero restaurant, famous for its imaginative menu and pasta coloured with octopus ink.
Address: Piazza Sulis 3

Andrieni

Romantic, candle-lit tables under vaulted ceilings or outside under a gigantic fig tree. The ever-changing menu and extensive wine list attract a trendy clientele.
Address: Via Arduino 45

Osteria Taverna Paradiso

Distinguished as Italy’s best cheese restaurant, but not pretentious. Serves tremendous pastas, large grilled steaks and a great deal of cheese.
Address: Via Principe Umberto 29

Nettuno

Famous for its spaghetti alle vongole (cockles), an attractive restaurant by the sea with a balcony looking out over the port.
Address: Bastione della Maddalena

Pizzeria El Pultal

Cheap, top class pasta and pizza. Try the traditional Sardinian gnocchi dishes.
Address: Via Columbano 40

Diva Caffè

Remote location in a traditional Italian coffee house style, a popular place at cocktail time.
Address: Piazza Municipio 1/Via Roma 40

Caffè Latino

With its stylish rattan chairs and a view over the port, this is a good place for cappuccinos and light meals during the day and powerful cocktails at night.
Address: Bastioni Magellano 10

Caffè Constantino

This café on the ground floor of the Palazzo d’Albis has class and the terrace on the piazza is just as inviting for a snack as it is for a cup of coffee. The Gelateria Arcobaleno next door sells scrumptious home-made ice-cream on the scoop.
Address: Piazza Civica 31/33

Girasol

Refreshing fresh fruit cocktails. Ice-cream, snacks and salads are served at this café’s fruit bar, with a view over the sea and coast.
Address: Piazza del Carmelo