Why Local Food & Wine Will Be A Highlight of Your Holiday in Sardinia
Why Local Food & Wine Will Be A Highlight of Your Holiday in Sardinia
Why Local Food & Wine Will Be A Highlight of Your Holiday in Sardinia

Why Local Food & Wine Will Be A Highlight of Your Holiday in Sardinia

The beautiful island of Sardinia is close to Corsica, just off the mailand not far from the capital of Italy, Rome.

Sardinia features a range of stunning locations, from mountain ranges to thousands of kilometres of sandy coastline that are just waiting to be explored.

Of course, when holidaying in Sardinia, you will want to sample the delicious local food and wine. Here's our introduction to the traditional Sardinian cuisine and our pick of the delicious Sardinian wines.

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE CUISINE OF Sardinia


Holidays are for relaxing and spending time with family and friends, and what better time to do that than sitting at the table with a fine spread in front of you.
Sardinian food has its origins in the classical period - and possibly even earlier. It revolves strongly around fish, as well as pork and lamb. Local people take great pride in their delicious cuisine and the way in which it is prepared, so it is easy to find typical Sardinian dishes in restaurants throughout the island. 

Take a look at some of the traditional dishes you should try on your holidays to Sardinia.

  • Pani Frattau: wafers of carasu bread layered together with tomato sauce.
  • Fregolasmall balls of pasta dressed in various types of seafood.
  • Panadas: oven baked pies that contain either fish, meat, or vegetables.
  • Lorighittas: pasta that has been wound together and is served with sausages and tomato sauce.
  • Malloreddus: a small, oblong, grooved pasta that is similar to gnocchi - the classic pasta of the region.
  • Gnocchetti Sardi: gnocchi made with semolina flour and saffron, served with tomato and sausage sauce.


One of the main delicacies which you should try on your holiday in Sardinia is Maialetto, which is roasted piglet.
It is a hugely popular dish and definitely a delicious treat, which you can find in restaurants, and which is also cooked by local people in their homes.
The great thing about this dish is everyone has their own way of roasting and serving it, so you will never have the same roast twice.


AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WINE OF Sardinia


The wine of Sardinia has a chequered history. It was held in the highest regard during the 16th century, and then seemed to fall out of favour until very recently. Now it's popular again, it is not hard to see why. The mild climate and fertile limestone soil make the perfect environment for good grapes to grow. Southern Italy is recognised to be home to some of the best wine in the world, and Sardinia is now producing some of Italy's best wines:

Here are a couple of reds and whites that you simply must try on your holiday in Sardinia:

  • Turriga red wine: The perfect table wine with strong hints of plum and berries.
  • Terre Brune: A Renaissance red wine filled with spice, hints of vanilla, and sun-soaked herbs.





The food and drink is sure to be a highlight of any holiday in Sardinia.
At Long Travel, we will not only help you find the perfect Sardinia hotels and Sardinia villas, but we will also be happy to give you advice and information about where to go for the best food and drink, and how you can find ways to soak up the local culture. Our Travel Specialists are here to help. 
You may even want to check out our collection of food and drink holidays for some further inspiration.
 

If you would like our travel experts to help you plan your holiday in Sardinia, our Travel Specialists will be happy to help. Just give them a call on 01694 722193 or request a call-back here.

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Petra Segreta

Italy, Sardinia

Hotel Petra Segreta is a luxury boutique hotel in San Pantaleo, Sardinia. We at Long Travel love Hotel Petra Segreta’s designer quality & spectacular spa. Only about 2km from the charming village of San Pantaleo, yet seemingly a million miles from anywhere, the luxurious boutique Hotel Petra Segreta has stunning, panoramic views across th
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Set amongst spectacular mountain scenery, on the edge of the National Park, yet only about half an hour from the sea and beautiful beaches, SuGologone is somewhat of a surprise. Famous throughout Italy for its restaurants, Su Gologone serves amazing, traditional and typical Sardinian food - a gastronomic delight - and guests here will enjoy
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Seductive Sardinia

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If you've been dreaming of stunning views and gorgeous crystal clear blue seas than there is no better multi-centre trip than this one. Take in all the amazing scenery's of Sardinia on this 12 night stay in gorgeous luxury accommodation. View our itinerary to discover all the exciting things you can do and see on this multi-centre trip.
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Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites is a stylish modern family friendly hotel in a spectacular spot, right on the sea, close to the small resort of Golfo Aranci, Sardinia. In a beautiful setting, literally on the sea, three sides of the lovely beach Gabbiano Azzurro Hotel & Suites face the sea. Wonderful terraces overhang the water, w
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Il Frutteto

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Il Frutteto are family friendly apartments in Alghero, Sardinia. Il Frutteto’s self-catering apartments are perfect for families or groups with a great pool. On a working farm, Long Travel guests will enjoy Il Frutteto’s agritourist apartments rural location and the excellent agritourist restaurant, close by. Only 15 minutes from the in
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Cannigione, In Italy

Relais Villa Del Golfo is quintessentially Sardinian, shouting about its heritage with typical colours, décor, furnishings and finishes, with a modern twist. In an elevated position, close to a rather upmarket residential area, and a 15-minute stroll to the resort of Cannigione, Relais Villa Del Golfo overlooks the sweeping bay. The d
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Su Gologone

Italy, Sardinia

Su Gologone is an amazing and unique boutique hotel in Oliena, Sardinia. It offers guests a gourmet stay in a spectacular spot. Inland, in the east of Sardinia, little villages like Oliena, which still retain the old Sardinian traditions and crafts, are surrounded by steep-sided hills, caverns, gorges and lakes, more reminiscent of Scotland (with s
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Hotel Cormoran

Italy, Sardinia

Hotel Cormoran is a family friendly beach hotel right on the sea with crystal clear water and fine white sand, in the famous little resort of Villasimius, Sardinia. Long Travel love the location, facilities and helpful staff – just perfect for families and explorers alike. Southern Sardinia boasts some of the most spectacular coastlines in It
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Casale Del Monte

Italy, Sardinia

Casale Del Monte is a family friendly, self-catering cluster of agritourist villas in Alghero, Sardinia, with two pools, offering fantastic views. Casale Del Monte is a cluster of traditional-style, agritourist Sardinian buildings, in a spectacular position, just 15 minutes from the interesting old walled town of Alghero, and a few kilometres from
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Family friendly Alghero Country Resort & Spa is a place of well being surrounded by the countryside landscapes of Alghero & SardiniaImmersed in the green hillsides of Alghero in Sardinia, enveloped by the soft embrace of the vineyards, in the shade of the palm trees and olive trees all around, lies the Alghero Country Resort & Spa. The
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Villa Del Golfo Lifestyle Resort is a boutique beach hotel in Cannigionne, Sardinia. Think secret hideaway, think love nest, think luxury and you have the beautiful luxurious Villa Del Golfo Lifestyle Resort. In an elevated position, close to a rather upmarket residential area, and a 15-minute stroll to the resort of Cannigione, Boutique

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Hotel Portoconte

Italy, Sardinia

Hotel Portoconte is a fantastic, family friendly, beach hotel near Alghero in Sardinia. In the bay of Porto Conte, nestling into the curve of its own golden, sandy beach, the large and modern Hotel Portoconte is only 12km from Alghero, has stunning views towards the Capo Caccia peninsula and a pretty little harbour in the distance. Hotel Portoconte

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Villa Las Tronas

Italy, Sardinia

The spectacular Villa Las Tronas is only a few steps away from the charming historic centre of Alghero and the glorious endless blue sea, situated directly in an exclusive oasis on a private promontory, listed as the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.Preserving the 19th century historic atmosphere, a true sense of luxury has been re-created using

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Grand Hotel Poltu Quatu

Italy, Sardinia

Located on the impressive Sardinian Emerald Coast, hidden away from the bustling nearby areas lies the grand hotel Poltu Quatu. Spectacular views of white buildings embellished with the lush green vegetation can be seen from the elegant and charming rooms within the hotel.Elegantly decorated rooms and suites offer guests an intimate haven to indulg

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Relais Fenicottero Rosa

Italy, Sardinia

Situated amongst beautiful floral gardens and vibrant Mediterranean vegetation, lies the exquisite Relais Fenicottero Rosa, located a few minutes from Porto San Paolo bay, near a protected etched Sardinia marine area.Fitted with elegant furnishings, an impressive swimming pool with jacuzzi and a patio area overlooking the leafy-filled gardens, Rela

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Le Saline

Italy, Sardinia

Le Saline are high quality self-catering villas in Palau, Sardinia, just 400m from a beautiful private beach with golden sand and clear, turquoise sea. We at Long Travel love the quality and privacy offered by each villa, plus the fantastic Mali Beach Bar. Just opposite the island of Caprera, about 5km from the lively harbour town of Palau, Le Sali

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Villa Mosca

Italy, Sardinia

Villa Mosca is a designer boutique yet luxury hotel in a historic house with an amazing location by the seaof Alghero, Sardinia.Here at Long Tavel, we love the Hotel Villa Mosca’s incredible quality & sumptuous luxury, so close to Alghero but yet so relaxing with their own “mini botanical garden”. Only about 300m from the cent

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