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Clipper is the Restaurant where to eat raw fish and shellfish in Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda. The brainchild of then Cala di Volpe Maitre Sergio Volpi, Clipper Restaurant in Porto Cervo is now run by daughters Sabrina, Monica and Katia!

Located near the New Marina and adjacent to the square of the same name, the restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine, rich in seafood, with a showcase from which to choose the catch and decide on its preparation. To complete the offering, the Clipper offers exquisite meat dishes and also excellent pizza.

Attention to detail and with an outdoor veranda, the restaurant offers the option of dining in a reserved dining room upstairs where exclusivity is also available by reservation.
The restaurant is air conditioned and from a service with attention to detail with a wide selection of regional, national and foreign wines as well as a fine selection of rums, grappas and passiti to go with desserts, strictly of their own production.
The Volpi Family and its Staff will be happy to serve you with all the attention as they have been doing for 30 years now…

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The Origin of the Name

The restaurant is named after the Clipper, a fast sailing ship with three or more masts, launched in the late 19th century. Used to transport cargo on transoceanic routes, they were launched by British, French, Dutch, and American shipyards. They had more sail area than their equivalent ships, which made them difficult to maneuver. In fact, they were designed to achieve high speeds even while sacrificing cargo capacity, reaching an average of 9 knots (16 km/h) with peaks of 20. For these reasons they were mainly used for small and profitable cargoes such as spices, silk, wool, and tea. The golden age of the Clipper lasted until 1870, after which they were supplanted by steam ships. To date, of all the Clippers built, only the Cutty Sark, starring in the late 1800s in a fierce competition, known as the Great Tea Race, with the Thermopylae, seems to have survived. The competition took place on a 15,000-mile route between Shanghai and England and was widely covered by British newspapers of the time. The last edition was in 1885.

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The Marina of Porto Cervo

Born in 1962 from an idea of Prince Karim Aga Khan, it constitutes the first settlement in Sardinia, specifically on the Emerald Coast, and is still its center. In the bay surrounded by the settlement stands the Old Port to the south, built in the 1960s, and the much newer Tourist Port to the east. Together they constitute Porto Cervo Marina. The settlement is distributed along the shores of this natural harbor, branching out like the antlers of a deer, hence the name, to the slopes of the surrounding heights. In the center of Porto Cervo you can enjoy the well-known promenade: from the Piazzetta delle Chiacchiere to the Sottopiazza is a set of narrow streets, arcades and stairways built in typical Mediterranean style. The night then becomes magical, the light reflected among the many passing paths, the scent of its air and the reflection of the sea make it special and take the visitor into a magical, almost surreal world.