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piazza Nazario Sauro 11, 73010, Porto Cesareo, Italy
+39 (0)833560335
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Food but Very Bad Service !!

This restaurant located in Porto Cesareo is a well known location in the Region but also in Italy it is let's say some kind of "historical" restaurant. We went to have diner there few times, and the quality of the food is really good ( you can expect that when the place is just few step away from... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This restaurant located in Porto Cesareo is a well known location in the Region but also in Italy it is let's say some kind of "historical" restaurant. We went to have diner there few times, and the quality of the food is really good ( you can expect that when the place is just few step away from the sea... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We went twice in this place for lunch and dinner in same week, lovely seafood well cooking but not elaborate ! Taste delicious , very Italian seafood ! Stuff friendly and helpful , also is possible to eat outside in a sunny lovely day! Price average !

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Completely disgusted with the customer service here. I phoned and booked a table for 14 people. The restaurant took my booking and told me that they were preparing the table for us. When we arrived they had given the table away and said we would have to wait, completely denying the booking. Needless to say that we had come from... More 

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Bari, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We were there for dinner based on a friend recommendation. The location is perfect, food is the best we ate in Salento and Puglia. Staff are friendly but they take time to react. The cost is not comparable to food and service, we paid more in other places for less-valued food. I would always return there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

It was the first restaurant in Italy I visited that didn't serve a quarter or a glass of wine, only bottles. Very unattentive waiter. Both ruined the whole meal. Antipasto was mediocre. Pesce Spado was fresh. But salt was missing and I had to get it from other tables. Also oil and vingar only served after I asked for it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Lu Cannizzu is one of those places that you would only see in a film from the Italian 50's neo-realism... and yet is still going strong and its fish dishes are better than ever!

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Fellbach, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

we had lunch in the early afternoon. It was busy with a very nice atmosphere. The service was pleasant and the food perfect prepared and very tasteful. Good value for a good price!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a dinner here and we shared some "sea antipasti" which were good and well done. But than we decided to have the "zuppa di pesce" (fish soup). Well have to confess that was one of my personal Top three ever.....great! This flavor will be always with me..... Il Padrino "never forget..."

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is one of the "historical" restaurants in Porto Cesareo and it's worth the time that you may happen to spend for waiting for your table (they do not accept reservations). It's in the central part of the city, close to the sea, and their speciality is the fish. I recommend to start with "cozze al graten" which is prepared... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were looking for a place where to have dinner and local told us this is a good restaurant for fish. We had cozze and vongole sauté', spaghetti alle vongole and spaghetti alle cozze. Everything very good, fresh, and tasty. Good service in general. When I arrived home I realised I payed more than what I consumed. Just be careful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: piazza Nazario Sauro 11, 73010, Porto Cesareo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Porto Cesareo
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)833560335

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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