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La Vecchia Osteria

Via Dasumno, 3, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Ranked #48 of 399 Restaurants in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Great food from the Salento. Lovely, pleasant dining area. The best food we had in our trip to Puglia and very reasonably priced. Owner is Taurino Marinella.
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English first
Montreal, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Spent a week in Lecce back in November. And this became our base. Good food, nice staff and a mixed clientele - locals and some foreigners all here to have something typical to eat. Close to the Duomo but off the main streets. Go!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Went here on recommendation of the B&B staying at around the corner. Nice atmosphere sitting under the arches looking down the streets. Unfortunately, as it was Sunday evening, and the restaurant was closed on Mondays (and also on Tuesday, as we later discovered), the options on the menu were not all available. The only antipasti was the little fried dumplings,... More 

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Boston. MA
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205 reviews 205 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The restaurant staff was welcoming and friendly. Yet, as it was Saturday night they were harried a bit, but it was not obvious. The food preparation was basic but it was freshly made from fresh ingredients. The house wine was good the desert was OK, nothing to write home about. Overall it was a good basic Salento meal and for... More 

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Warwick, England
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We were pleased to get a table and enjoyed a meal with a very local twist. Good atmosphere and mainly italian diners.

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Meise, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This restaurant is really worth going to, but if you want to go there for dinner, you should make a reservation at least two days in advance (3 days for a satureday)

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Otranto, Italy
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Honest Italian kitchen with high quality ingredients. A place loved by the locals. Price/quality is TOP.

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Lecce, Italy
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

La Vecchia Osteria is one of my favorite local restaurants here in Lecce. I have lived here in Lecce for 25 years, and have become a foodie of Salento cooking. La Vecchia Osteria is very authentic, reasonably priced, and is just like the nonne leccese still cook.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

As se of the trip adviser recommendations haven't been working in the Puglia region we decided to ask the locals for their recommendation, two indicated this restaurant and with out checking trip advisor we came over to try it out. We weren't disappointed as the food was great. Not so much the presentation as the content. We ordered the homemade... More 

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Fresno, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was one of the best meals we have had in Italy! It was recommended by our B & B owner, so I knew it would be someplace to eat. We had the antipasta of the day, which fed both of us. It was a delicious plate of grilled vegetable with cheese. We then had a pasta dish- Ciceri e... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The atmosphere was perfect for me. Small, quiet and out of the blazing heat. The menu was full of meat surprises, which I am certain are local favorites. The pasta I had was a local favorite, and was great.

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Additional Information about La Vecchia Osteria

Address: Via Dasumno, 3, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 0832.308057
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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