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Dr. Ampex

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Via San Giacomo 31, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 658199
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nothing quite prepares you for an evening with Dr Ampex, or Dr Tampax as one of our party insisted on calling it. A joke that began wearing thin after two hours. It's like sitting in someone's front room... and that's because it's precisely what you do. Dr Ampex (his name is Paulo, he loves jazz and he's half-barmy, but in... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

After reading previews reviews we expected much more. Nothing special, nether the atmosphere nor the food. Our menu was quite average, with no highlights. We did like the red home produced wine and the mirto at the end of the meal. Would be much better to spend 30 EUR/person somewhere else.

Thank Vojko G
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

If you visit Dr. Ampex, it wont be only dinner. It will be amazing experience! You have to be prepared for apx. 14 courses and all are the best. Chief is friendly guy and he enterteins the whole restaurant. You have to visit this place if you are on Sardinia:)

Thank Ondrej S
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4 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

You will feel welcome in this restaurant by Gian Paulo who will introduce products he has found fresh on the market to prepare the diner of the day. In our case fresh summer truffles and home-made ricotta. No menu in this restaurant but a dinner prepared according to the mood of Gian Paulo and the freshest ingredients found on the... More 

Thank Vidal M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Chef does not give you a menu. Just follow his rules and trust him! Weird method but it is worth! Quality and organic products. Homemade wine, excellent presentation and a really really reasonable price!

Thank Chleparni b
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2016

A great experience, completely different to what I imagined it would be. We booked and amazingly the owner was waiting for us out side the restuarant/house! Great welcome and straight into the meal. There is no menu! The eating experience was like a Greek or Turkish meze i.e. lots of Sardinia sourced products that were fused together to create an... More 

Thank Gary M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Dr Ampex is more than a dinner, it's an experience of a culture with a passionate story teller. You get to sample so many different dishes, made with local seafood, meats, fresh fruit and vegetable. Even the wine had been produced by my the owner. Don't go too early - the eat very late here! Thank you for a wonderful... More 

Thank Ellsbele
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Gianpaolo is the coolest cook in Cagliari! I felt like I could be his best friend! Food and variety of dishes were great. Dont miss it!

Thank Konstantinos S
Zurich, Switzerland
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

A combination of traditional dishes and Gianpaolo's excellent hosting skills, Dr. Ampex makes for an ideal intro to Sardinian cuisine.

Thank lne1981
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Our Airbnb host in Cagliari recommended Dr. Ampex to us and it was just plane awesome! We stayed in Sardinia for one week and this was by far the best Italian food experience we had. - the food is very well made and high quality - very good wines - very nice owner - you pay 25€ per person and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Giacomo 31, 09124, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Cagliari  >  Cagliari
  • Phone Number: +39 070 658199

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