Restaurant: Clipper Ristorante
Location: Via della Marina, 10, 07021 Porto Cervo SS, Italy. +39 0789 91644
Date: July 1, 2022
Cuisine: Seafood Italian
Rating: Solid (this is Italy) but nothing amazing
They specialize in fresh seafood like many restaurants all over the coast of the Mediterranean basin.
Inside is cute but casual. They had a fairly bustling bar.
Something fishy about these plates.
2020 Capichera Isola dei Nuraghi IGT. We ordered it again. After I tried some other Vermentinos I went back to ordering Capichera!
Crispy Sardinian bread.
They had gluten free bread (and crackers) but it was all packaged. A far cry from Confusion, but still they had it.
DOP Buffalo Mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and EVOO.
Plate of Sardinian cheeses.
Antipasto of fresh seafood, including various shrimp-like creatures, clams, oysters, etc.
Sauces for the crudo.
Simple Spaghetti pomodoro.
Linguine all’astice with half a live local lobster. Very fresh tomato sauce. I was to have this basic dish a bunch of times in Sardinia and it was delicious every time. Really nice straightforward Italian pasta.
Spaghetti with tomatoes, fior di latte.
The other half of the lobster grilled with potatoes and beans.
Random packed cookies and candies.
A free degistivo.
Confusion was a much better “deal” at 2x the price of Clipper. But Clipper was enjoyable enough. Just basic good local Sardinian food done for the higher end tourist audience. Not fancy exactly, but perhaps a bit International. Like most decent kitchens in Italy it was totally enjoyable, if not exactly exciting. Not totally sure why this place was considered by so many online as “the best” though.