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La Torre di Merlino

Via giambattista del tufo, 10, 73100 Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 242091
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Ranked #41 of 376 Restaurants in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $90
Cuisines: French, Italian
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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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  • English first
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English first
Gloucestershire, UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Plenty to delight everyone here. A busy, friendly and literally 30 seconds from our hotel place. We'd had a large lunch, so asked for the pizza menu. Beware - the pizzas are huge. There's also a whole lot of them to choose from. Have fun choosing!

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Paris
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The restaurant is located on a lovely small square in the old town of Lecce, in a pedestrian area. The food is very good, including upscale traditional apulian cooking, but also some more sophisticated dishes (like escalopes de foie gras with black truffles). Definitely one level above most other good local restaurants. Service is excellent and reasonably quick. Prices are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a fantastic dinner here. I had the mushroom soufflé to start, my partner had a steamed fish dish. I then had the rabbit, and my partner had the guinea fowl. All four dishes were delicious, full of flavour and well balanced. The waiters were excellent, spoke good English, and gave good advice regarding both the food and wine... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were recommended this place by a friend and were eager to try it. The atmosphere and place are nice, but our experience with fish wasn't. We ordered paccheri (pasta type) stuffed with cod, but the taste of the fish was way overpowering while the sauce was flavourless and basically the elements in the plate they were not coming together.... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had two experiences at this Restaurant and both were really good, the Food, the service everything was extraordinary.

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London
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Denver
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
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6 reviews 6 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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