Wine-lovers alert! There are many great wine bars in Cagliari!
When you’re in Cagliari, you’ll often find the best way to experience the culture here is to find somewhere to eat and drink and let your tastebuds learn for you.
I find that the very best places to get this sort of experience are wine bars. Of course, if you’re a wine-lover, you’ll already be thinking of this yourself! Sardinia has some fantastic local wines to try out, and where better to sample them than in a place designed for drinking wine?
Wine bars aren’t just places to drink though: the best wine bars in Cagliari also boast food menus, packed with delicious dishes and small plates to further showcase the Sardinian style.
But most of all, these are places where friends meet. Cosy and filled with chatter and laughter, you’ll have your best evenings in the city in a wine bar – trust me!
To give you some inspiration, I’m sharing my selection of my favorite places to get a glass of wine. Enjoy!
The Best Wine Bars In Cagliari
With its gorgeous tiled floors and minimalist bar, this place is like a modern take on an old-school delicatessen. There’s a fridge overloaded with meats and cheeses, things hanging from the ceiling, shelves stacked with jars, vintage scales on the counter, a few tables – I love it.
With all this delicious food, it’s no wonder there are tables here – how could anybody wait to sample what they’ve got on offer at Sabores? The cheese and meat boards are incredible, as is the local wine – it’s a wonderful place to get acquainted with Sardinia’s culinary landscape. This definitely is one of my favorite wine bars in Cagliari.
GOOD TO KNOW: The staff are excellent. As soon as you walk in, you’ll be asked your likes and dislikes, then served food and wine that match your tastes.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Sabores is located at 6 Via Lodovico Baylle. Opening hours are 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday. On Monday, it’s open from 3:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and closed on Sundays.
INU Sardinian Wine Bar
Intimate and cosy, with small tables and a deli counter, INU is the perfect place to while away an evening. It offers an excellent selection of meats and cheeses with charcuterie boards, perfectly complementing the in-depth choice of local wine which you can enjoy by the glass or bottle.
The decor is simple and unfussy – think wooden tables, wood floors, white-washed walls – but it helps accentuate the warm atmosphere. Add to this pleasant music, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and the convivial sound of friends meeting for dinner and drinks (plus affordable prices), and it’s easily one of the very best wine bars in Cagliari.
GOOD TO KNOW: You may want to book ahead because this is one popular bar!
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: From Tuesday to Friday, Inu is open 7:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., closing at midnight on Saturdays. On Mondays, it’s open from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., while it’s closed on Sundays.
Ex Tipografia has a cool aesthetic, mixing modern chic with rustic, traditional decor for an interesting mix of old and new. The bar is constructed from an antique set of drawers, which is extra cool. Style is certainly at the forefront of this Cagliari wine bar.
This is part of what helps the atmosphere of this place shine through – that, and the live music. While nights here can be spent sampling the wine collection (they have an extensive wine list which includes international wines too), days are about luxuriating over a long lunch or enjoying one of their famous breakfasts.
GOOD TO KNOW: It has a “Market Bar” that allows you to buy bottles to take away from a regional and national selection.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Ex Tipografia is situated on 80 Largo Carlo Felice in the heart of the Stampace district. It’s open throughout the week from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., and on weekends from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
Cozy yet smart, Cronta is a crossover between a wine bar and a cellar, the kind of place where you’ll actually sit at tables surrounded by shelves packed full with different bottles of wine.
With a selection including wines from pretty much everywhere in the world, the range of wine by the bottle here is nothing short of outstanding.
To get a more Sardinian experience, purchase bottles of local wine and sit down to enjoy it in the bar, pairing your choice with small plates (think salads and pasta dishes).
GOOD TO KNOW: There’s the possibility to sample the wine here if you’re unsure.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Cronta is located at 25/27 Viale Armando Diaz. From Monday to Wednesday it’s open 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Thursday to Saturday it’s open 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. It’s closed on Sundays.
With its terrazzo flooring and cute, mismatched furniture – as well as a scattering of vintage knick-knacks as decoration – Babeuf is a cool spot for wining and dining in Cagliari. It’s all about enjoying the hip yet welcoming ambience featuring wine paired with small, local plates.
There’s a fantastic selection of wine on offer at Babeuf, which certainly puts it at the top of any wine lover’s list. (For the beer-lovers, there’s craft beer on tap). With a small library and games to use, it’s a relaxed, friendly sort of place to hang out with friends.
GOOD TO KNOW: The dishes here (different every day) are great value for money, so get yourself a few different plates to sample local flavors. It’s also listed as LGBTQ+ friendly.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Babeuf is located on Via Giardini, between the Giardini Pubblici and Parco della Musica. It’s open 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. every day, except for Mondays.
L’Enoteca Biondi 1959
Though it may look like a bottle shop – which it is, because you can buy plenty of wine by the bottle to take away here – you can also sit down to enjoy your purchases accompanied by small plates. With its smartly polished and classic interiors, why not spend some time here?
There’s an impressive selection of wines to sample at L’Enoteca Biondi 1959. In fact, there are more than 800 different wine labels to choose from, from local vineyards and many other Italian and European producers – a must for any foodie or wine enthusiast, for sure and definitely one of the nicest bars in Cagliari.
GOOD TO KNOW: They ship worldwide, so if you find your new favorite wine here, you can still order it after you’ve left Sardinia!
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Located at 83 Viale Regina Margherita (one of the most beautiful streets in the city centre), this Cagliari wine bar is open Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and then 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (8:15 on Monday!). On Saturdays, it’s just 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
In Vino Veritas
The stripped-back, modern, and minimalist interiors of In Vino Veritas – with its wooden palettes and small tables – allow the food and the wine to do the talking. These guys pride themselves on typical Sardinian fare, with amazing cutting boards and a stockpile of regional wines.
It’s the kind of place that’s perfect any time of day, or for any reason. But more than its versatility, it’s the well-kept wines, the high-quality food, the excellent value for money, and the friendliness of the staff that make it such a highly recommended spot. This is by far one of the best wine bars in Cagliari.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: In Vino Veritas is located at 18A Via Giovanni Battista Pergolesi in San Benedetto, not far from Cagliari’s central nightlife. It’s open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and in the evening, 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, it’s open until 11:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday.
7Divino Wine Bar
Set in an old, historic building, the interiors of this trendy wine bar are anything but old. Once you step inside, you’ll be wowed by the industrial-chic design, which gives 7Divino a Brooklyn-esque aesthetic and makes it a wine bar with a difference.
It’s cosy, set over two floors, and has plenty of terrace tables. Once you’re seated, get ready for amazing service: the staff try to interpret your tastes and help you choose a local (or European) wine to suit your palette.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: 7Divino Wine Bar is located in the historic Marina district at 7 Via Giovanni Maria Dettori. It’s open all week from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to midnight.
Overlook Wine and Beer
Overlook Wine and Beer is filled with retro appeal – think mid-century modern furnishings and striking geometric wallpaper. But what’s interesting about this place is that the decor is inspired by Stanley Kubrik’s 1980 film The Shining. If you’re a fan, you’ll love it here!
While this is also a great wine bar with a remarkably vast selection of different wines (there are bottles to choose from lined up on display), it’s also a good spot in Cagliari for craft beer. There’s a nice bar to sit at to try both Italian beer and brews from further afield.
GOOD TO KNOW: If you’re hungry, you should definitely try one of their sandwiches. There are also vegetarian options.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: You’ll find Overlook Wine and Beer at 130 Via Goffredo Mameli. It’s open from 7:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (good for night owls!) all week – except Sundays and Mondays when it’s closed.
Di’Verso is a relatively new addition to the Cagliari wine bar scene, but this place is already held in high esteem. Serving up an excellent selection of local wines above all, it’s the place to go for friendly service and some of the tastiest food you could imagine.
It’s a little different to other wine bars in Cagliari, with a smaller, scaled-back food menu made up of refined dishes – from tender octopus or fish fried with courgettes and aubergines to roasted pecorino cheese with honey and spaghetti alla chitarra with shrimps and courgette flowers.
The prices may be a little higher, but it’s high quality and delicious – which is why it deserves to be mentioned among the nicest wine bars in town.
GOOD TO KNOW: Don’t leave without dessert! The tiramisu is top-notch; the ricotta cheesecake is incredible!
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Di’Verso is located in 12 Vico Carlo Felice. It’s open every day from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and again from 7:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
BuffHouse – Wine Therapy & Bistrot
The fact that this place has “Wine Therapy” in its name should tell you a lot! It’s the sort of place to come to reset, with no airs and graces; just good food, great wine and a wonderfully rustic and friendly ambience that makes for a classic place to while away an evening.
The service is excellent here; the staff are very knowledgeable and will be happy to tell you about the food and its origins. There’s a wide selection of high-quality Sardinian wine to choose from (available by the glass or bottle), and the outstanding food menu is also well worth exploring.
GOOD TO KNOW: Their cutting boards of cheeses, meats and olives are divine. If you want to try it out, it’s a good idea to book ahead – this place is pretty small.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: Located on 28 Via Giovanni Maria Dettori, BuffHouse is on a narrow alleyway away from the main streets of the Marina. Sunday to Thursday it’s open for dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., while on Fridays and Saturdays it closes at midnight. For lunch, it’s open from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday to Friday.
Wine Tasting Tours In Cagliari
To get acquainted with Sardinian wines, you may also want to join one of these guided tours:
- Wine tour Sardinia – the best reviewed wine tasting tour on the island.
- Wine tour experience from Cagliari to Sardinian wineries – another excellent guided tours to wineries near the capital.
- Wine experience around Cagliari – similar to the one above, but with a slightly smaller group.
- Full day wine experience private tour – an all-inclusive tour to one of the best local wineries.
Further readings about Cagliari
Make sure to check out my other posts about Cagliari:
- Cagliari Nightlife: A Guide To Cagliari Best Bars
- Where To Find The Best Pizza In Cagliari
- 15 Incredible Restaurants In Cagliari
- Where To Stop For A Coffee In Cagliari