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Rua De Li Travai

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Piazza Indipendenza, Patu, Italy
3490584531
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice local restaurant with wonderful ambience.

We wandered in at 7PM without reservations, and they managed to squeeze two of us in for an early dinner. And thank god it was early, because the place was packed! We had the antipasti, the octopus and the orrechiette with cime di rapa. We also had two quarter litres of wine (red, and rosé). To... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2013
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Vancouver Island, BC
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I had great hopes for this little restaurant. It came highly recommended as a classic Puglianese Trattoria. And frankly they do serve good cucina povera fare. No complaints there. But the price we were charged is anything but povera. We were charged €28 for a simple (but ample) antipasto and €14 each for a basic tomato pasta.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We arrived after we booked two days in advance hoping to have a place on the little piazza. They send us to a table near an electric box with no lighting! Then they move us to another table in a courtyard where the table was VERY sticky and with ANTS on it!! In all of this they did not care... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We went twice to this restaurant. The food is very simple traditional food from the region. The appetizer were very tasty and of several different types. The pasta which we asked to get with meat (brasato) was excellent and also the meat dishes were very good. It is really a restaurant for those who appreciate the simple local food nothing... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Only one waiter who knows how to take an order. The Appetizer that just keeps coming is very rustic, basic and all tastes pretty much the same. Yes its cheap, but they promise you a table outside, we have a dog and 2 year old with us ...then arrive and there is no outdoor until July/August. Inside is hot and... More 

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ShanIn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We wandered in at 7PM without reservations, and they managed to squeeze two of us in for an early dinner. And thank god it was early, because the place was packed! We had the antipasti, the octopus and the orrechiette with cime di rapa. We also had two quarter litres of wine (red, and rosé). To my mind, one antipasti... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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149 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Been coming here since the place opened and I'd highly recommend it for an authentic taste of rustic home cooking, if you can go in low season. The mixed appetizer sampler is good, but offerings can fluctuate. As the menu focuses on traditional food, I assume they use what is in season or maybe it's just what they have left... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

A quiet little town in the southern tip of Italy. Very authentic, anciently beautiful! The restaurant serves south italian food - of southern italian "olden days" recipies - absolutely enticing to the taste buds.

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london
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Everything you read about this place is true. Its small, its magical, you need reservations but the food is fantastic and the setting is even better. They have the back garden and the front area overlooking the church. Ask to seat in the front as the setting is just like you would imagine in the old Italian movies. This is... More 

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GVA
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

It's a tiny restaurant so yes, you better make a reservation ahead. Try to have your table on the small square in front of the restaurant. It's magical. Inside it's a bit aqward ans in the inside terrasse it's fine! When we went there we eventually had to wait 30 minutes for the table. We asked for a bottle of... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

Patu' is a cute little town worth seeing at night. The restaurant stands in e main square and is a nice little original building from the local architecture. Food is genuine. Not much choice and all local produce, no fish. The antipasti is the best course, rich and various. Little choice of vegetables. Atmosphere is pleasant and is definitely good... More 

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Address: Piazza Indipendenza, Patu, Italy
Phone Number: 3490584531
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Patu
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Indipendenza, Patu, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Patu
  • Phone Number: 3490584531

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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