Sensational seafood in Alghero
Located in the heart of Alghero's old town, Al Tuguri is a small and unpretentious restaurant, offering a menu of classic Mediterranean and Catalan cuisine, along with an extensive Sardinian wine list.
Established more than forty years ago by owner and Head Chef Benito Carbonella, Al Tuguri is spread over three floors of an historic building just a short walk from the port, making it a convenient choice for those visiting the area on an Italy yacht charter vacation. A cosy lounge welcomes guests on the ground floor, with the intimate restaurant on the floor above.
This area of Sardinia has a pronounced Spanish influence, dating back centuries, and this is reflected in Alghero's cuisine, and the seafood dishes served at Al Tuguri.
Diners can choose from three different four-course tasting menus, based on the chef's fish, meat or vegetarian specialities, or the à la carte menu, which features the very best of local seafood.
A taste of the sea
Al Tuguri offers a menu of classic Mediterranean and Catalan cuisine, along with an extensive wine list
Al Tuguri is the place to go if you want to try Catalan style lobster. Served with a simple salad of tomatoes and onions, and dressed with olive oil, lemon and pepper, it is one of Alghero's most famous dishes.
If you are here in winter or springtime, you can sample another of the city's specialities, sea urchins, known locally as bogamari. At Al Tuguri they are served with homemade pasta.
The menu changes according to the latest catch, but red mullet, sea bass, squid and mussels, prepared in classic Mediterranean dishes, are regular features, while there is a smaller selection of meat courses, including lamb and veal.
With a lengthy, and exclusively Sardinian, wine list, Al Tuguri is also the perfect place to sample some of the island's best wines, including a dozen different Cannonau vintages, as well as rarer grape varieties, dessert wines and beers.
If you are considering a visit to Alghero during your yacht charter vacation in Sardinia, be sure to reserve your table at Al Tuguri in advance and discover the unique cusine of this characterful corner of the island.