Jannas is a hidden pleasure. There are no outdoor tables and no big sign, but once you enter there is a good homely feel to the place and the staff are very friendly and helpful.
We shared the Mussel Soup to start - which was excellent, followed by the sea bream which was sooo tasty. An excellent Tiramisu to follow finished the meal off to a treat.
Wine is also good value - we had a lovely bottle of Torbato for 8.50 euros, but local house wine is also available at a bargain price.
We paid 40 euros all in with water and wine and would definitely go back again. No service charge like in many other local restaurants which we found could be quite expensive.
Favorite Dish: Zuppa di Cozze - lovely big mussels done in a tomato sauce - hmmmmm !
This is one of the oldest coffehouses in Cagliari: traditionally opened by Helvetians in early XXth century, it keeps its ancient allure for every elegant or informal occasions.
Recently it has been awarded by Gambero Rosso Enogastronomy Magazine and Slow Food for its food and service excellence.
Favorite Dish: Hot chocolate with cream and homemade pastries.
This informal restaurant in the heart of Marina district serves the probably best and huge pizzas in Cagliari. Honest prices and friendly and fast service are a 'plus' in choosing this place for convivial dinners. Menu suggestions include also several kinds of grilled beefsteaks, hamburgers, sausages, all served with salads and potatoes. Don't forget a traditional sardinian beer to accompany your meal :)
Very crowded during weekends!
Favorite Dish: Pizza Barbaricina (name comes from Barbagia, the real heart of Sardinia Island): tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, fresh sausage and chili pepper!
Nice little Osteria / restaurant, fine service and place.
Especially near weekends, prebooking may be the only way to find a place.
The price, including a bottle of wine, and several of mineral water, was 150 € for 4 of us.
I define this average for the class of the restaurant. Of course you can have a full meal for less in other places.
Favorite Dish: The reataurant serves both meat and fish based dishes.
We were there in 4 people, with local friends who knew the place.
Beginning of november is "mushrooms" season.
We had a start with 3 mixed appetizers (their specialty deep fried octopus, a fishball made with tiny little fishes, and another meatball-like kind of fish).
Then everyone had a wonderful egg.pasta (fettuccine) with fresh porcini mushrooms, and finally a nice dessert
We had read on a newspaper: the cheapest restaurant in Italy awarded with one star by Michelin restaurant's guide. We could not miss it. It's a very modern style restaurant, it has also a front bar just for a quick coffè. You cannot find traditional dishes from Sardinia, everything has been newly studied but it will not disappoint you. Starters and first courses cost 11 euros, second courses cost 16 euros and dessert 7. But you can have 1 starter+1first course+dessert for 23 euro. The service is very careful; I am not so sure anybody can speak English.
Favorite Dish: a fantastic tomato suffè (starter)
At first I was a little reluctant to go to this Café, because it looked like the typical tourist trap café, but it turned out to become our very favourite cappucchino place in Cagliari (and believe me, we tried many places!!). The staff was friendly and the cappucchino soooooooo delicious!!!
When on the last day of our stay I asked the "espresso man" if I could take a picture of him, he was a little puzzled.... I told him that I thought he made the best cappucchino in Cagliari - and he just grinned and mumbled: "in all Sardegna...."
And he probably is right!!!
Eating in Sardinia is usually nice and quite cheap.
My favourite places are pizzerie such as Chiaro di Luna, Lo Zodiaco (via Sassari 68, Cagliari), Albachiara (Poetto, Cagliari), Il Fenicottero (Via Panzini, Quartu Sant'Elena)
There is a nice Chinese in front of Cagliari's train station.
An ice cream Parlour in viale Colombo, close to Via Panzini and via Manara, makes nice ice-creams, hot chocolates, etc.
Both Cagliari and Quartu have nice cafés with delicious hot chololates and Pastry.
DO VISIT KEMU, in Viale Colombo, Quartu Sant'Elena! The place is lovely and the stuff really friendly. Food is gorgeous!
Favorite Dish: Kemu: bruschetta alla bresaola, salmone e bottarga
Pasta alle verdure
If you get a chance to head out of Cagliari you must visit this family owned Pizza restaurant. It is in a little town on the water called Porto Pino, but for the life of me I cannot remember the name of the restaurant. It is cosy, quaint and has that family touch to it.
Quaint, clean and very friendly. Price is very genourous for Sardinian standards.
Favorite Dish: If its a Pizza shop it would have to be the pizza
This is one a place you can't missin Cagliari. Since you sit down until you go you'll be sorrounded by proper tipical cucina sarda. Don't chose! ask them to chose for you!!
Favorite Dish: Antipasti are terrific!!
Favorite Dish: Try salsiccia (smoked Sardinian sausage). Prosciutto de cinghiale is ham made from wild boar. Culurgiones is the Sardinian version of ravioli. Zimino is a fish soup.