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La Torre di Merlino

Via giambattista del tufo, 10, 73100 Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 242091
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Ranked #36 of 367 restaurants in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $48 - $95
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: ristorante di cucina italo francofona, con inflessioni mediterranee non attrezzato all' accoglienza bambini
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80% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went for Saturday lunch when it was very quiet but noticed that it got very busy in the evening. Excellent service and when we couldn't decide between starters they made us a special tasting dish. After travelling around the coast it was nice to find lots of meat and game dishes all deliciously prepared. Great wine list.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We returned to this restaurant on our last night in Lecce to enjoy the fabulous food and pleasant staff. Tuna was delicious, as was the lamb fillet. Angelo recommended local red primotivo which was excellent. Attentive waiters and waitress. Definitely worth visiting.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The waiters couldn't do enough to help you, gorgeous wine served in gorgeous glasses. Little extra's made all the difference, amuse bouche, of smoked mashed potato (!) more fresh bread than you could possibly ever eat and fresh biscotti and cakes with your coffee. The food was fresh, hot, and looked devine, you hardly wanted to spoil it by tucking... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The waiters are good looking and friendly, and the food is over the top great. We ate from the regular menu one night (pricey, but wonderfully prepared specialties) and returned a second night to try all of their great pizzas. Definitely worth a visit.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We approached this restaurant, as recommended by our hotel receptionist. The building looked lovely in it's typical Italian architecture to which lured us in to actually sitting at the table, bearing in mind that there was no menu outside of the tabled area so you cannot see what was served there initially. Immediately, we got rushed into choosing from our... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Lovely location outside. We enjoyed watching the world go by. We chose to have a light meal, fabulous fresh salad followed by mushroom pappardelle. My husband chose lightly grilled tuna. delicious. Apparently this place has been going for 20 years but the service was still courteous and attentive. We chose a local white wine which was crisp, aromatic with no... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and friend are staying in Lecce and we ate here for dinner. They have a wide selection and the pizza are great. We had the porcini and the Margherita special; both were really good. We asked the waiter for pepperoncini and he brought a small jar of homemade peppers he makes himself. It was a great meal. (Note:... More

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

we are four chinese girls who study in Rome, travel in Lecce,we have a great dinner,and the dishes are special and delicious! Grazie~

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Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We had as appetizers the sea bass rolls which were excellent. We next had the fresh fish which was sea bream. It was an excellent fish. We drunk wine by the glass and choose from the menu rosė wines (which we could twist before ordering). Service was very professional but indeed as some pointed out a bit macho style. Still... More

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Munich, Germany
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This restaurant was recommended, we went there expecting great food and it was a huge disappointment. We had a corner table in one of the back rooms which was pleasant enough, however the staff use an electronic ordering system which was postioned directly next to our table. This meant that everytime an order is placed a waiter would be next... More

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