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La Torre di Merlino

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Italian, French, Fusion, Pizza
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great location and atmosphere

The attraction here is the lovely outside terrace set in a small square. A perfect place to relax under the wide canopies on a sunny afternoon. The maitre d' was very engaging and made sure we had everything we wanted. I would say the food was good but not outstanding: it is the location that is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Aethelthryth
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

No complaints. We were in Lecce for four nights and ate here twice (which, in the interest of trying as many places as possible, is something I rarely do when on holiday). The food and the service were both impeccable.

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Cavtat, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Excellent food and atmosphere. The foie gras and prawn as a very pleasant surprise. Good value for money

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Forget the inability to eat a pizza outside, the food is simply average. Service is OK, but the staff seem to think they are working somewhere very special (which they are not). Signore Torre appears to believe he has a gift... well it was under wraps when we visited. The Spaghetti primi was OK, but no better than any other... More 

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Leesville, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

From the moment you find this lovely ristorante and its charming outdoor patio, you know you have come to the right place. Angelo , our incredible waiter, helped us decide on dinner and wine…let me tell you, the absolute best carbonara i have ever had, with the chef's twist…just incredible. The filet Rossini is a lovely blend of filet and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

From the moment you book or enter this restaurant, you know you have arrived at the right place, at last! A heavenly warm evening in Puglia, market umbrellas overhead, very attentive staff and a truly great meal. While waiting, bruschetta mixed with small bits of burrata, a gazpacho which vastly excelled in taste and ingredients its cousin of the Iberic... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I guess what's happened here is that a half decent chef has taken over a Pizzeria and is trying to take it up market. At the moment there are two menus - Pizza's or fine dining- and some rules about where you can sit for each: Only fine dining on the outdoor terrace. We finally got the Maitre d' to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The attraction here is the lovely outside terrace set in a small square. A perfect place to relax under the wide canopies on a sunny afternoon. The maitre d' was very engaging and made sure we had everything we wanted. I would say the food was good but not outstanding: it is the location that is the draw.

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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Good restaurant in the very center of old town, outdoor terrace in small beautiful square. Food is good even if for the prices could be better. Waiters very kind and helpful.

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Waverly, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

As the best pizza in Lecce... It was good, but can't give it 5 stars. You have to sit inside for pizza..so you miss the outside experience.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A lovely place to dine outside, but the food was not good. Orrechetti with shrimp. Lots of pasta in a heavy sauce with three tiny shrimp and one left in shell but it was unedible. Cod with 3 kinds of potatoes. Fish was hardly cooked, sent back but still not flakey when it came back. Local wine nice, and tiramisu... More 

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Additional Information about La Torre di Merlino

Address: Via giambattista del tufo, 10, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0832 242091
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
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
Average Prices: USD 39 - 78
Cuisine: Italian, French, Fusion, Pizza

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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, French, Fusion, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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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