Fodor's Expert Review Il Rifugio

$$ Nuoro Italian

At this family-run local spot, the rustic dining area—with terra-cotta floors, brick pillars, and a wood-burning stove—is packed nearly every night. The service, presentation, and wine list are as exceptional as the food: only the freshest local meats and cheeses are served, and all the dishes are made from scratch, including the pizza, the pasta, and the ice cream drizzled with honey. Orchestrated by chef Francesco Nanu, the menu might feature such starters as culurgiones (ravioli) stuffed with toasted almonds, orange zest and guanciale (cured pig cheek) followed by courses of grilled seafood, rosemary lamb, or glazed pork . The daily tasting menu is a very good deal.

Italian Lively Lunch Dinner $$ Family

Quick Facts

Via A. Mereu 28/36
Nuoro, Sardinia  08100, Italy

0784-232355

www.trattoriarifugio.com

Known For:
  • Boisterous and convivial air
  • Unpretentious but well-prepared local dishes
  • Amiable staff
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Wed.

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