This smart Italian has some serious family history behind it. The story goes that head chef Paolo Saba’s grandfather opened the first olive oil cooperative in the south west of Sardinia way back in 1948, and that years later in 2016, Saba opened Obia (which translates from Sardinian as ‘olive’) as a tribute to his grandfather’s work.
Origin story aside, this is a stylish yet relaxed space featuring a chic patterned bar, and comfy red and olive coloured chairs. On the menu, you’ll find an extensive range of traditional Italian dishes, ranging from antipasti and risottos, to pastas and seafood. Start with the likes of mussels in a white wine sauce, or fritto misto with roasted garlic mayonnaise and lemon.
More substantial plates include potato gnocchi, ribeye steak and mixed seafood grill, featuring sea bream, prawns and squid. For dessert, try tiramisu or a praline semifreddo, while there are vegetarian and set lunch menus to take advantage of too. In the warmer months, Obia’s charming outdoor garden is the place to enjoy a relaxed meal, and the garden has its own cicchetti menu for diners to graze on.