Restaurant: Ristorante Osteria Macchiavello
Location: Bastioni Marco Polo, 57, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy. +39 079 980628
Date: July 2, 2022
Cuisine: Sardinian Italian
We drove across Sardinia to visit the lovely town of Alghero.
Picked this attractive lunch spot just by feel and menu.
They always have solid bread in Italy.
Burratini con petali di pomodori marinati, basilico e zenzero. Burrata cheese with marinated tomatoes, basil and ginger. As you can see, Sardinians, like other southern Italians, love their tomatoes (and they are some of the best tomatoes in the world)!
Simple pasta with the obligatory pomodoro sauce.
Culurgionnes di Oliena con pomodoro e basilico. Home made Sardinian egg pasta filled with potatoes, pecorino cheese, and mint served with basil and tomato sauce.
Spaghetti lla chitarra neri. Home made cuttlefish ink pasta cooked in parchment paper with mussels, clams, red prawns, scampi, small crab, octopus, squids, in a sauce of basil, cherry tomatoes, and a dash of chili infused olive oil.
Delicious with a strong briny flavor, a bit of sweetness, a hint of heat, and lots of seafood. Crab and shrimp shells were soft enough that they could be chewed through. Pasta was very thick and al dente. The shellfish stock cooks down with the tomatoes into a wonderful blend.
Overall a nice local meal in a great setting.