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Ristorante da Monica e Ahmed

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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 119, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 640 2045
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Munich, Germany
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant Monica and Ahmed was a dinner highlight of our summer vacation in Cagliari. I originally discovered it as a Lonely Planet tip. They are seafood specialists and every appetizer and main course we tried from them was expertly made. Everyone in the restaurant was exceptionally friendly and welcoming and the place has a warm, local trattoria atmosphere with a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I love, love, love Monica e Ahmed. We always have one dinner there during our annual visits to Cagliari. Everything is delicious and thoughtfully prepared. Monica is warm and attentive, a perfect host. The menu is similar to what you get in other places but often with a slightly exotic twist, which I assume is Ahmed factor. One very important... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

It is a really good restaurant. Tasty and fresh seafood! Absolutely fantastic! Monica is over the top. We had the feeling to be at home. I really recommend the restaurant.

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

We had "Menu #3" and we couldn't believe the quantity and quality of the food we were getting for 30 euros, and 5 stars service! Absolutely fabulous!

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Ventura, California
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

This place should be #1 in all of Cagliari. We rode our bikes to the restaurant and Monica was kind enough to let us put them inside, as she had a feeling they were burglar bait locked up outside. (these rental bikes were a little too fancy for Cagliari). We were served like 10 appetizers that melt your heart! So... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

I had a wonderful experience in this establishment. We were treated very well and the hostess was really kind and competent. The seafood was really fresh and well prepared. Overall, a great dining experience in a relaxed and casual environment. The people here look like they are really passionate bout what they do.

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Thank Enrico S
Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

If you want to eat fresh fish, this is the place to go to but be prepared to choose either a starter or a main course after the abundant antipasti because you won't be able to go thru all 3 unless you haven't eaten in weeks! A nice selection of wines and Monica is an exceptional host always making sure... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

We followed the majority of the reviews and decided to give it a try. Instead of asking the antipasti (we were 3) we went for a antipasti and 3 secondo piatti. The problem started here. The waitress says we need to choose the same for the 3 of us. We clearly understood the restaurant is too used to this antipasti... More 

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Warragul Australia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

We went based on a favourable review and left convinced that this one of the very best restaurant experiences of recent years. We had something to celebrate so went for the 30 euro (each) menu. We got 10 large antipasti of all types of delicious fish, freshly prepared. This alone was filling but after a suitable break we were seved... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2012

I don't even think it's worth wasting time describing how horrible my experience in this restaurant was... Atmosphere: looks like a fast food-office canteen, no elegance, no charm, shows no taste at all (went because was recommended here) Food: simply the worst meal I have ever had in Italy. Antipasti were like _UFOS (unidentified, floating objects) floating in cheap oil... More 

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MonicaEAhmed, Proprietario at Ristorante da Monica e Ahmed, responded to this review

Dear guests and not my habit to respond to reviews but when you write the lies are forced to do so. Restaurant Monica and ahmed not pay € 45 even eating lobster for both tourists and Italians. For tourists we 3tipi special menu includes highest 10 starters the first fish fruit wine sweet coffee and water all time Myrtle condensed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$48
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 119, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Cagliari  >  Cagliari
  • Phone Number: +39 070 640 2045
Description
Monica & Ahmed 's Seafood Restaurant & Bar provides sophisticated casual dining and features fresh wood grilled seafood.•Voted Best Seafood & Voted Best Outdoor Dining.Located at Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 119, 09100 Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy . Our location is trendy casual. The restaurant features a unique, with lighted bar with sidewalk café that is heated and enclosed during winter months. The coastal-inspired décor uses hardwood floors, brick walls, and open clapboard-style wood ceiling treatments that are familiar in Italy.Monica & Ahmed 's is best known for wood-grilling its fish and seafood; a natural, flavorful, and clean cooking style. This cooking method, a Southern tradition, adds a mild-smoked flavor to each seafood dish. Whether enjoying a romantic dinner for two or a private event for 50 people, an evening at Blake's Seafood is truly a memorable experience.Call for a reservation today!

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