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La Torre di Merlino

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Via giambattista del tufo, 10, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 242091
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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Description: ristorante di cucina italo francofona, con inflessioni mediterranee
non...
ristorante di cucina italo francofona, con inflessioni mediterranee
non attrezzato all' accoglienza bambini
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  • 424
    Excellent
  • 277
    Very good
  • 116
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  • 87
    Poor
  • 28
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
POPULAR WITH LOCALS

We had been advised to try tihis restaurant by a relative and we were not disappointed.Very busy the night we went mainly with locals which is always a good sign.The menu had a good selection of pasta and pizza dishes. The service was prompt and efficient.We both took pasta dishes spaghetti and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
235michael
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Sliema, Malta
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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It is always nice to eat in a restaurant where the chef makes an effort to invent and to show off the local produce to best advantage. You can appreciate the taste or not, but that is another question. Our only question mark was reserved for the thin and somewhat sour local wine that was recommended, when we would have... More 

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Thank Josiah C
Sliema, Malta
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We had been advised to try tihis restaurant by a relative and we were not disappointed.Very busy the night we went mainly with locals which is always a good sign.The menu had a good selection of pasta and pizza dishes. The service was prompt and efficient.We both took pasta dishes spaghetti and tortellini they were both very good quality with... More 

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Thank 235michael
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

visited this restaurant mainly due to the good review. food was too salty for my liking and over priced compared to others i visited. services were good but wont be going back

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1 Thank roger s
Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We had a wondeful dinner here. Bottle of wine started with frois gros. pasta carbonnara Main course was rabbit Spumoni for dessert Everything was excellent including the atmosphere and the service

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Thank ScubaWife
Peak District National Park, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Special birthday dinner for two in this authentic Lecce restaurant. Great atmosphere later as it fills up, we arrived around 8.30 and it was partly full. Tasters, starters, primi, secondi and then some offered sweet nibbles to finish. A beautiful meal with great attentive service from waiters with a sense of humour. Discovered some amazing wine at 16 degrees in... More 

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Thank Shentone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Spent 2 weeks in the puglia/basilicatta region of southern Italy. This restaurant was recommended by the concierge in our hotel. All I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you. Everything about this restaurant was outstanding - the menu, the service, the quality of the food, ambience, food presentation and creativity of the chef. Bravissimo!

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Thank Ann M
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We took our party of 13 to this restaurant on our last night in Lecce. It did not let us down. The menu was varied and the food superb - Michelin Star quality. The service was excellent - the Chef came out to make sure everything was to our satisfaction.

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Thank Dennis K
Haddenham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We just plucked this restaurant out of the blue and what a find. It was very busy but managed to be seated. The food was absolutely sublime. The chef patron made sure he came around the tables to inquire if everything was to our liking and it certainly was. If we visited Lecce again this would be top of our... More 

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Thank Denzil R
Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

My expectations were clearly too high ... I had a gazpacho which was made with tomato sauce, probably the worst gazpacho I have ever had. Then I had spaghetti with burrata and sauce of peperoni. Really average. The sauce seemed from a can... Too bad because the location is very nice.

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Thank Chiara R
SD
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Great restaurant with many excellent choices. If you sit inside they also serve an excellent choice of pizzas. Service was very good and helpful. The servers brought extra, free surprises throughout the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via giambattista del tufo, 10, 73100, Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: +39 0832 242091

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 78
  • Cuisine: Italian, Fusion, Mediterranean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings

Description

ristorante di cucina italo francofona, con inflessioni mediterranee
non attrezzato all' accoglienza bambini
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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