I've been to Sardinia twice (once inside, once outside). <br>Both were pleasant experiences, but inside is a touch more... ""formal"", for lack of a better word. I live in the tourist area, so this is a nice break from that.
Five friends and I went to Sardinia because we have read great reviews about the place. Only one person in our group was happy with what she ordered. I had the pasta with lamb ragu. The sauce was bitter and completely overpowered any flavor from the lamb. I also tried the veal meatball appetizer. It had no flavor. A friend ordered the oxtail and rissotto. The meat was flavorful but the rissotto didn't taste like much. The desserts were excellent, but I was expecting more than that. The coffee was so bad, all three cups were sent back.\r <br>\r <br>Also, the service is not that great either. Our waitress was very helpful explaining the specials and other dishes. Took our order. We didn't see her again. Different people brought our food and we had to ask someone to find her so we could get our check.
I have dined here over 20 times (mostly lunch and only once for dinner). The waitstaff is extremely friendly, most from Italy and they can describe the dishes to you in detail. Try the unique Sardinian dishes like with mint veal ragu. My favorite is the vegtable/meat/cheese dish where you get to pick 3 of each and it is enough for two people
I have dined at Sardinia twice to make sure that my first visit wasn't just the place having an off night. I can now state that the place is below average based on two visits. The food and wine are very expensive for what you actually get. The service is quite inattentative and the slow kitchen produces some of the MOST UN-INSPIRED food I have ever consumed. They also have a NO CORKAGE policy which really irritates me, as most any restaurant will allow you to bring your own fine wines for a fee. I have honestly had better at Olive Garden and they are one of my least favorite places to eat!