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Sardinia is a beautiful island, close to Corsica and the capital of Italy, Rome.

It 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 visiting this region, you will want to sample some Italian food and Italian wine, no holiday to the island would be complete without it. In this guide, we look at the traditional Sardinian cuisine as well as some of their delicious wines.

An Introduction to Cuisine in Sardinia


From the moment you sit down at the table in Sardinia, food will be placed in front of you. The table is for eating, and eating is a reason to spend time with the ones you love.

The food has its origins in the Classical period (and possibly even before that).

It revolves strongly around fish, as well as pork and lamb. It’s easy to find any Sardinian dish in the restaurants on the island as they take great pride in their food and the way in which it is prepared.

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

Traditional dishes

Food in Sardinia is mainly fish, pork, and lamb based. Here are some of the traditional dishes you can expect to find:


Pani Frattau: five or six wafers carasu layered together with tomato sauce.

Fregola: small 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.



The main Sardinian delicacy is Maialetto, also known as roasted piglet.

It is a hugely popular dish and considered to be one of the most delicious treats.

You will find it in restaurants or cooked in the home.

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 Wine in Sardinia

Wine in Sardinia was held in the highest regard during the 16th century, and 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 has some of the best wine, and Sardinia is certainly no different.

Up until the 1990s, however, the Sardinian wine market took a turn for the worse, and it was practically forgotten. However, in recent years it has made quite the comeback, and now produces some of the best and most delicious wines. Here are a couple of reds and whites that you simply must try:


  • 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.
  • Tuvaoes. A rich, full-bodied, white that is perfectly balanced with nutty notes.
  • Canayli. This white has notes of green pepper. It’s fresh with an almost bitter finish.

To Conclude

Holidays to southern Italy are not complete without trying as much of the local wine and cuisine as possible.

At Long Travel, we will not only help you find the perfect Sardinia hotels and Sardinia villas, but we will also assist you in planning places to go for food, drink, and soaking up the local culture.

With a team of experts who only want to help, you’ll be planning the trip of a lifetime in no time.

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