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Trattoria Lillicu

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Via Sardegna 78, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 652970
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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239 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the scenario: (1) You make a reservation, preferably in person, earlier in the day. (2) You choose "eat inside" (unromantic, fewer tourists) or "eat outside" (romantic, more tourists). (3) Upon being seated, you study the menu (in Italian and English). Soon you discover that half of the dishes on the menu and the wine of your choice are... More 

Thank ChF_10
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133 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Most enjoyable meal we had during our stay in Sardinia - just typical, basic local cuisine and plenty of it! Atmosphere very Italian, for families and friends to enjoy food and wine together. Not perfect - but at those low prices.....just sit back and soak it up, we loved this place

Thank pcrman
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Lillicu is one of the most traditional restaurants in Cagliari. It is my home town and when I go back it is my first lunch or dinner destination of the trip. My favorite dishes are all the antipasti (entrees) such as Octopus with potatoes, bottarga & artichokes, mussels & clams, snails with tomato sauce, Trippa and more... They also have... More 

Thank Mauriziofenu
New York City, New York
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132 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

A simple location that prepares the same menu ever since it opened in the 1930s. And people keep coming. Lots of seafood appetizers: mussels, escargots, deep-fried little fish, tuna with tomatoes, burriddu (fish with walnut sauce) followed by fritto misto or grilled fish. All accompanied by at least 2-3 types of freshly baked Sardinian bread. And a caraffe or two... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the best places in the old port to drop in for lunch. Communal marble tables, fast service, and delicious seafood. Get ready to mix with locals, and some tourists alike. Seafood appetizers and spaghetti vongole e bottarga are the way to go, with a carafe of white wine.

Thank WoVo
Ankara, Turkey
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I saw this place in Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes and I really wanted to try. So despite the negative reviews, we went to the restaurant without reservation and could sit down immediately. But I strongly advice making a reservation, especially in high season. The place is just a traditional trattoria, nothing fancy, just as I prefer. We ordered seafood antipasti... More 

Thank Burcu P
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Trattoria Lillicu on via Sardegna has been in operation since 1938. The food is amazing. Get the fish appetizer for 13 Euros a person (minimum two persons) and you're pretty much done for the evening. Make a reservation to avoid disappointment -- this place is popular and rightfully so. Eating here really makes you feel like you're in Italy!... More 

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Ruston, Louisiana
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85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This restaurant was recommended to my by a Cagliari native. It is located in the Via Roma area on a narrow street used exclusively for pedestrian traffic. Being in the area a matter of days I actually walked by it on a couple of occasions prior to my visit. The restaurant did a brisk business at lunch and dinner. I... More 

Thank osimajorusaf
Cagliari, Italy
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

It-s one of the most popular restaurants in town. Always busy, seven days a week. i like fish and Sardinian pasta: that's why I often have lunch/dinner there with some friends of mine. Worth visiting!

Thank macforever2016
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This trattoria is for fish lovers. We were 5 on our visit..2 brits and 3 italians. We did not have the menu and the staff just brought us several dishes of antipasto of fish dishes. Also some pasta choice and just lots of fish. House white wine 6 euros a litre which was very drinkable. We were impressed by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:00
20:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sardegna 78, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Cagliari  >  Cagliari
  • Phone Number: +39 070 652970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?