Delicacies from a traditional Sardinian meal

No meal in Sardinia, and the rest of Italy, starts without aperitivo

No meal in Sardinia, and in the rest of Italy, starts without the aperitivo

Now in July, just for a little summer break from Rome’s hustle and bustle, I came up with the bright idea to spend a long weekend in Sardinia to enjoy some good sun and beach time. Or so I thought. From last Thursday, day of my arrival, right until Monday, when I came back to Rome, in fact, I was welcomed with rain, wind and cold-ish temperatures. Not wintery ones, but certainly not beach-inspiring either. Unless you are German, or British, that is.

Never mind, I still managed to enjoy the relaxed vibe, the tranquility of a no-traffic zone and, most of all, the local food. For the occasion, I’m gathering below the pictures I took during a typical fish-based Sardinian meal, to make you sense the spirit of the island’s traditions, to inspire you your next trip and also to make you drool a bit.

Enjoy the tasty ride!

A starter of small shrimps in garlic and parsley dressing

A starter of small shrimps in garlic and parsley dressing

Marinated squid

Starter again, marinated squid

One more starter, fish on tomato sauce

One more starter, fish on tomato sauce

Calamari sauce for the pasta

Calamari sauce for the pasta

Spaghetti in calamari sauce as first course

Spaghetti in calamari sauce as first course

Second and main course, roasted "San Pietro" fish with potatoes

Second and main course, roasted “San Pietro” fish with potatoes

Pastries never miss at the end of the meal

Pastries never miss at the end of the meal

"Zippole", another kind of pastries, definitely not in season now as they are made for Carnival. However, being some of my very favorite pastries, I can't deny I was very pleased for this out-of-context surprise

“Zippole”, a different type of pastries, definitely not in season now as they belong to Carnival tradition. However, being some of my very favorite pastries, I can’t deny I was very pleased for this out-of-context surprise

No meal can be considered complete without a proper espresso

No meal can be considered complete without a proper espresso

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5 Comments
  1. Ça a l’air délicieux! Effet des photos très suggestives ou de l’exostisme du nom des plats?

  2. I’d love to hear more of your experiences in Sardinia. I plan to travel there this fall.

  3. Great photos! All the meals look fantastic, especially the roasted fish. :)

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