Cagliari Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Cagliari

December 6, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

Sardinia’s largest city (with a little over 150,000 people) and its capital for centuries, Cagliari on the island’s south coast offers the perfect mix of recreation and exploration options. The five-mile-long Poetto Beach is among the best city beaches on the Mediterranean, and together with the adjacent Marina Piccola, satisfies all manner of sun and sea pursuits. Seekers of culture will love Cagliari’s old district, Castello, where 13th-century towers still guard the medieval city walls.
Things to do in Cagliari

1. Jacaranda

Viale Poetto 122, 09126, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 070 451 0266
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 261 reviews

Jacaranda

Reviewed By Tony_99x - Thornleigh, Australia

We were staying in a hotel nearby and decided to come for dinner based on hotel recommendation.
Firstly there are no water views even though restaurant is across the road from the beach. Service was a bit slow and disorganized. Waitress spoke great English though. It's a small venue so you need to book otherwise you will be turned away.
Nice menu options though. Octopus was delicious. The Amberjack cooked in a bag was also nice.
Worth visiting if your after a nice seafood dinner.

2. Ristorante Martinelli's

Via Principe Amedeo 18, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$243 - HK$385 +39 070 654220
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 677 reviews

Ristorante Martinelli's

Reviewed By Alfred V - Amsterdam

This restaurant scores high on Tripadvisor for a reason!
We were one of the first guests in (make a reservation, the place is tiny!) and it went well from the start. One of the waitresses was fluent in English and very helpful. She recommended that Degustazione del Giorno (tasting of the day), which turned out to be no less than 8 plates with delicious seafood snacks (and cheese!), from octopus to lobster. We are not big on seafood, but this was really top of the bill! And it was only € 25 for two! The plates just kept on coming. We were glad we had not ordered a pasta dish, in fact the fish main course was redundant, but that was pre-ordered so we ate it anyway.
Excellent meal, stylish place, nice staff, very decent prices! GO!

3. Mamopizza

Via del Pozzetto 9B | Via Procida 18, 09126, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Fast Food, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner HK$55 - HK$141 +39 070 855 0056
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Mamopizza

"MamoPizza" is a small & delicious take-away (as well as sit-outside) pizza place with a selection of more than 400 pizzas baked in our wood-fired oven and made with toppings that are unique and exclusive to our restaurant. We also offer a variety of salads (including our famous "InsalaPizza") as well as a good number of delectable gourmet hotdogs, deep fried foods, drinks, and a nice choice of desserts & sweets.

Reviewed By Pavlína S - Meloneras

The only minus about being vegan is that you miss pizza especcialy if you live in Italy! But only before you discover Mamopizza! With their homemade vegan mozzarella and infinite choices of ingrediences your only worries are that you not gonna have enough time to taste them all! Plus excellent service and free vegan chocolate pizza in the end made our evening become vegan dream!!

4. INU Sardinian Wine Bar

Via Sassari 50, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +39 070 667 0414
Excellent
62%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 513 reviews

INU Sardinian Wine Bar

INU is the first wine bar of typical Sardinian products in Cagliari!Come join us to taste the favors of our land: our wines, craft beers, cheeses, cured meats, creams, vegetables, our bruschetta with typical Sardinian bread, the seasonal fruit and much more..Unique and intense flavors of our beautiful Mediterranean island, to be enjoyed in a warm and familiar atmosphere for a good aperitif, dinner with friends or afterdinner. Open from 19:00.

Reviewed By Peter V - West Sussex, United Kingdom

The upmarket local wine recommended was excellent and their knowledge of the wines on their lengthy list considerable. We weren’t too hungry but had one of each of the four “small plate” speciality dishes, each of which was excellent in its way. The very strong goat cheese was exceptional, at €6 for a spoonful, and the little pies with potato and cheese also delicious. The place was busy and deserved to be, with an attractive counter of cooked meats, mostly served on delicious looking large mixed platters.

5. Pizzeria Floris

Via Lanusei 59 | Via Lanusei 59, 09125, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$94 +39 070 757 6691
Excellent
78%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 344 reviews

Pizzeria Floris

Small take away and home Delivery pizzeria, open from Tuesdays to Sundays (6 PM - 11 PM). Piccola pizzeria da asporto, aperta dal Martedi alla Domenica dalle 18 alle 23. Consegne a domicilio in tutta la citta.

Reviewed By Anna M - Torun, Poland

I love this place Everytime when i come back to Cagliari Pizzeria Floris it is my must visit and eat pizza. This time i choosed "Barbaricina" (sugo, mozz, salsiccia, porcini, crudo) was so delicious. no words to describe... :)  It's not just the ingredients that make these pizzas so tasty, it's the way they're combined and cooked
The pizzas are prepared quickly for mine i waited only 6 mins ☺
Staff is veeeery nice, they welcoming you with smile ☺☺

6. Red Steakhouse

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 189 | 300 mt da piazza ienne, Cagliari, 09123, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Argentinean Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$118 - HK$432 +39 070 651379
Excellent
66%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 266 reviews

Red Steakhouse

RED The restaurant specializes in the preparation of meat of the highest quality, nationally and internationally, meats and dairy products strictly local. Numerous labels of wines present the best houses regional and label some other Italian regions The environment is modern, warm and welcoming, characterized by the presence of dark wood on the ceiling, and modern style, evident in red and white in the walls; but there are modern elements, such as wifi facility and excellent background music. Red is the place to enjoy a nice steak beef or horse, you will find the Chianina on certain days, mutton and lamb, 360 degrees. Also for those who do not want to eat meat, some main course with seasonal ingredients and always with top quality products, bruschetta, sandwiches, chips strictly fresh, grilled vegetables and vegetarian dishes; Wine and beer will make RED Steak House a cozy and nice where to eat healthy and big money spenders. We also prepare tasty amburger Angus 200 Grams Visit us, tantalize your appetite. We are on Facebook

Reviewed By SimonFSydney - Sydney

We had a hankering for steaks with fries etc . A bit tired of pasta etc. My partner had the fillet steak accompanied with a wonderful peppercorn sauce and I went for the 350 g Angus Americano. Saw some good looking burgers go past to other tables. An interesting wine list with some well priced Dorgali reds .
Great steaks and service and reasonably priced.
Note they have horse on the menu.

7. Sabores

Via Lodovico Baylle 6, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Wine Bar Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$290 +39 070 653216
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 585 reviews

Sabores

Reviewed By Kungaloosh_boosh - United Kingdom

Stumbled across this unassuming place looking for somewhere to get my hands on some Sardinian wine. Look no further, you'll find everything you need right here under one roof. This place sells some really great quality stuff at reasonable prices.
The owner is v.knowledgeable about meat, cheese and wine, he explained what the heck a mirto berry was and gave me the opportunity to try some mirto jam before buying (it's a quirky flavour but a fantastic pairing with some of the cheeses in the shop).
Next time I'm in Cagliari I hope to return here try out one of the meat platters, they're a carnivore's dream!

8. Panino Rustico

Piazza San Rocco 5 | Mercato San Benedetto, Via Bacaredda, 09127, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Street Food, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$94 +39 070 461 0249
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 424 reviews

Panino Rustico

Small and characteristic Sandwiches - Spizzicheria style RUSTIC, traditional sandwiches, specialty sandwiches, freshly prepared, local and national, meats, cheese, creams and sauces, grilled vegetables, fresh vegetables, porchetta ariccia, tasting meats and cheeses, salads and salads, cold dishes, toast, beers, craft beers, sodas, bottled wine, 12 seats inside, ideal for business lunch and entertainment, for a quick snack and tasty, for an evening with friends, away from work or home, sandwiches for trips and events.

Reviewed By shane992016 - Toronto, Canada

Bumped into this place during our visit and turned out to be a good surprise. The staff was very friendly and showed us all the specialty sandwiches that are not on the menu. We ordered a few sandwiches that they recommended and they were delicious. Glad we came here! Oh and free Wi-Fi too :)

9. Bombas Hamburgeria Sarda

Via Universita' 37, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Bar, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +39 070 753 4511
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 563 reviews

Bombas Hamburgeria Sarda

Reviewed By DD995 - Norwich

Bombas is a must eat place if you love burgers, they're created with Sardinian finesse and truly delicious. The restaurant is gorgeous, its in a Roman crypt, the staff are lovely and the food is truly amazing. They let us pick the meat we wanted and the fillings plus their chips were so tasty - I had to 'share' my husbands although I had a lovely salad with my burger.
Make sure you get there before nine o'clock because the place was full when we left at 21:30 and it was a Thursday night.

10. Restaurant Le 2 Isole

Viale Armando Diaz 52 A, 09126, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$337 - HK$581 +39 070 341 5030
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 572 reviews

Restaurant Le 2 Isole

It 'a new restaurant we opened in april2015 it is very nice, and clean, with about 50 seats with air conditioning and air recycling well-spaced tables of diners privasi abiding neighbors. The chef patron Salvatore Cappadonna without letting pride, work in catering to the paper for 40 years and assimilating techniques suitable to guarantee freshness first marriage of taste and flavor, appealing to the palate. We are certain of having done something to please speak a bit of the restaurant We wait.(all we speake English)

Reviewed By Alfred V - Amsterdam

A bit out of the old city center, but don't miss it!
The name refers to the two Islands, Sardinia and Sicily (where the chef is from). The staff is not very comfortable with English, but the chef is all the more so, so he willingly came out of the kitchen to explain the menu and make recommendations. And they were good!
You can see and taste that he and his team love to cook.

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