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Mao de Pla

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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 87, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
+39 079 986146
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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475 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went here twice on successive nights with very different experience. Unusually I will include the exact dates of our visit in case the owners would like to check with their kitchen staff. Our first visit was at about 8:30pm on 15th September 2016. I had the fillet steak with green pepper sauce and my wife had the king prawns.... More 

Thank Malpoet
United Kingdom
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

After travelling North for the day & struggling to find parking in Alghero this was the first place we came across. The menu looked appealing & we were spoken to by a lady on the front. We asked for seating inside as the road was busy. We were amazed at the size of the place, a sort of tunnel seating... More 

Thank EnigmaKT
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We ate here on our first night & loved it. The waiters were really friendly & helpful. We were a little unsure of which wine to order & our waiter said that the capocaccia red was a good choice. It certainly was. It was a lovely addition to our meal. The food itself was typical Italian/Sardinian & very good quality.... More 

Thank Catherine S
Quarte Sayal M, Proprietario at Mao de Pla, responded to this review
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Turku, Finland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

I ate risotto with bacon and mozzarella and my boyfriend ate raviolis. We were both really pleased with the food. Also service was really nice and restaurant was beautiful inside. I would definately go again, this time we ran out of time.

Thank emmahoo
North West England
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The Maò de Plà restaurant and the Maò de Plà pizzeria are both within the Quarté Sayàl venue that is housed in an old Capuchin Friary and has conference facilities and apartments to rent as well as a bar. The building is beautiful and there is a large courtyard area as well as the indoor seating areas. Staff are helpful... More 

Thank Bettie_Booker
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Give this one a wide berth. If you can't speak Italian they roll their eyes at you and then rip you off. Never had anyone in any country treat us with so much contempt. The one star is for the food which is ok.

Thank Szze
Athlone, Ireland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent - wine suggested by waiter was perfect! Well worth a visit - posh nosh at average prices! Leave room for their Tiramisu!!

1 Thank MEBDM
Quarte Sayal M, Direttore at Mao de Pla, responded to this review

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Four of us visited 3rd of june, one of us spoke a little italian but the waitress didnt want to know, she shrugged her shoulders when we asked about deserts, she through her eyes to heaven when we asked about certain wines, if you cant speak italian they dont want to know you. Avoid this place!

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Dublin, Ireland
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183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

I ordered a cold white fish dish which was tasty. I followed with fried squid. This was quite rubbery and was only lukewarm when it arrived on my table. I ordered two sidedishes. The chips were very hot and tasty but the grilled vegetables were cold. The highlight for me was the half bottle of local white wine called Blu.

Thank FreddyC
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

We thought the location was decent so we stopped by for lunch one day. The food is not very tasty, and the portions are small. The waistaff was unfriendly. We ordered an appetizer of steamed mussels, which consisted of 4 mussels. One of the three mussels was empty of meat, so we told the waitress. She shrugged and didn't seem... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 87, 07041, Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Sassari  >  Alghero
  • Phone Number: +39 079 986146
Our skilled chefs have the expertise to delight even the most demanding of palates, thanks also to the quality of the ingredients and the variety of the menus. The traditional cuisine of Alghero - based on seafood dishes such as "aragosta alla catalana" (Catalan-style lobster) and other delicious Mediterranean fish recipes - always features prominently. The excellent food is complemented by the finest wines Sardinia has to offer, which are renowned for their quality right around the world.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?