Fodor's Expert Review Il Portico

$$ Nuoro Italian Fodor's Choice

Brotherly love (and ownership) and quality seafood are among the things that make this old-town restaurant so exceptional. Modern artwork, stone pillars, and arched ceilings help to provide a fitting setting for the predominantly traditional cuisine livened up with modern elements. Appetizers created by the Ladu brothers might include caviar with artichoke, octopus salad, and smoked salmon buttered with goat cheese and rolled into a crepe. The seasonal menu always features local fish and might include homemade pastas such as maccheroncini neri con calamari (squid ink pasta with clams, calamari, and zucchini puree). Desserts such as ginger ice cream and chocolate lava cake are not to be missed. Service is attentive and welcoming.

Italian Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Via Mons. Bua 13
Nuoro, Sardinia  08100, Italy


Known For:
  • Innovative takes on traditional cuisine
  • Locals' choice
  • Welcoming atmosphere
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon., 2 wks in July and Aug., and 2 wks in Jan. and Feb. No dinner Sun., Closed Mon., 2 wks July–Aug., and 2 wks Jan.–Feb. No dinner Sun.

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