Restaurant: Renato Pedrinelli
Location: Piazza degli Ulivi, snc, 07021 Porto Cervo SS, Italy. +39 339 649 5114
Date: July 2, 2022
Cuisine: Sardinian Italian
Another night in Sardinia, another Italian restaurant.
Renato Pedrinelli was well rated and conveniently located only a mile or two away from our hotel in a large ritzy shopping plaza near the Porto Cervo marina.
As usual for summer dining in Italy we ate al fresco, coperto be damned!
They bring by a selection of barely or recently living sea creatures for your perusal.
Sardinia usually features crispy breads.
2018 Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna Cerdeña. Gotta drink local.
Burrata pugliese e pomodorini. Burrata with cherry tomatoes.
Half lobster Catalan style. I was a bit apprehensive given all those raw tomatoes, but somehow with the acidity and the onions it was pretty awesome.
Classic penne pomodoro.
Paccheri with fish ragu, bottarga and courgettes. Cheesy and a bit fishy. Nice bite.
Sea Bream with tomatoes, olives, and capers.
Overall, while nothing spectacular, this was a solid meal. Everything in Porto Cervo is a bit focused on a tourist set — not necessarily American tourists (we didn’t see many of those) but mostly mainland Italians or other Europeans.