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Salita di Ripalta 1/3, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
0831 560605
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service

Great selection of dishes and wine; great quality. You wint be disappointed. The waiters can speak English and will take the tune to explain the dishes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great selection of dishes and wine; great quality. You wint be disappointed. The waiters can speak English and will take the tune to explain the dishes.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Probably the best meal we had in Puglia, though it was just a quick lunch. Go for the appetizer – they have just one at lunchtime – it is a selection of various small plates, including seafood, beans puree, tarts, etc. Orchiette with octopus ragout was the best pasta we had in Puglia. The staff is extremely efficient and friendly.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Completely overrated restaurant. Both dishes were nothing special at all and the wine was totally flat. Don't expect something great!

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Thank Manuel W
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Good little restaurant with exceptionally good anti pasta della cassa. We sat outside behind a small laurel hedge and the traffic noise and fumes rather spoiled the evening. We didn't see what accommodation they might have had inside. Good food, shame about the location.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Recommended by a friend who lives nearby, we were not disappointed. Simple but charming terrace outside in the backstreets of old Brindisi. Both the menu and food were unpretentious, simple and delicious. We had a selection of antipasti typical of the region followed by the fish of the day. Great authentic food for a reasonable price.

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Lancashire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The receptionist at our hotel recommended Pantagruele and booked us a table. It was so good we went back again the next night. Service was excellent, food delicious, well presented and cooked to perfection. My husband even went into the kitchen by invitation to choose his fish! We asked the waiter to recommend a wine, and he did so, choosing... More 

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Nonantola, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was in Brindisi for business. I had a dinner. I ordered 'Antipasti misti della casa', about 7 different appetizers all simply delicious. And then a very good pasta with polpo. All with 2 glasses of wine, 1 of Salice Salentino and 1 of Negramaro.

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Thank goodslaurels
Stamford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Amazing.... not much more to say. We had lunch, it was incredible. We had spaghetti with clam & Orecchiette with octopus to start, followed by a whole bream and calamari. All was excellently cooked. Another good sign was there were several groups of locals eating at the same time.

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Lanaken, Belgium
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Went her on business trip after traveling all day, so arrived late in the evening. No problem for the cook. We had a great meal, fresh pasta, seppie. We ordered Amarone and a local red wine form Puglia. Both were of very high quality! Being Dutch it was a surprise to see old drawings of old Dutch boardgames on the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Friends found this place and raved about it so we booked to go the next night. They were not kidding! The antipasti selection was incredible - the freshest shrimp, light and tasty bacalao, super mushroom dishes. We were so full we had a hard time with our primi piatti but the orrechiette was so light and tasty. Wine selection was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Salita di Ripalta 1/3, 72100 Brindisi, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Brindisi
  • Phone Number: 0831 560605

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 64
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?