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Arte dei Sapori

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Italian, Chowder, International
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Vico degli Alami, 3, 73100 Lecce, Italy
0832303534
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Italian food served with the finest ingredients

Amazing family run restaurant with fantastically served food. We were not sure what to order but our host guided us to some wonderful pasta dishes including fresh fish. It's tucked away but you will not be disappointed. We went at lunch time and had a great, unhurried Italian meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
Lynn C
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Amazing family run restaurant with fantastically served food. We were not sure what to order but our host guided us to some wonderful pasta dishes including fresh fish. It's tucked away but you will not be disappointed. We went at lunch time and had a great, unhurried Italian meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Lecce is tourist trap territory, so we didn't really expect to find the family restaurant of our fantasies. But we did - and this is it. Cheerful friendly service ( the waitress remembered our name when we returned for a second night), fresh fish cooked to perfection, and everything just right (except it could have been a bit warmer in... More 

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Wangaratta, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We stopped in here on the recommendation of Trip Advisor reviewers and agree with the comments that it is fabulous (if you like fish)! The antipasto was a little bit daunting however as we ordered prawns and they came raw, cured in citrus. My wife wasn't that keen on them but I loved them and also enjoyed the heads, which... More 

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Guardia Lombardi, Italy
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Everything we wanted from a top class restaurant. Freshly prepared food options were explained so clearly and interestingly in English so that we did not even open the menu. Wine also top quality but not expensive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were a table of 4 and enjoyed brilliant seafood at this restaurant . One pair had seafood pasta which was thoroughly enjoyed. My wife and I shared a whole fish, sea bass, brought to table for our approval, and cooked to perfection. It was served to each plate by the waitress and came with lovely sliced potatoes. Drinks were... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant at our hotel, and were not disappointed. The choice of local specialties, including seafood, is excellent, and the presentation/explanations by the hostess charming and informative. Too bad we could not sit outdoors, this being an exceptionally cold January night: but the small dining room is pleasant. The seafood risotto (Otrantino) is memorable. We tried a... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We enjoyed delicious and truly local Lecce cuisine with able interpretation by our hostess for words that we'd never seen before on any other Italian menu. Delicious and abundant antipasti, and great pastas. The smoked cheese topped with tomato and arugula was worth coming back for all by itself. Neither of us are big seafood eaters -- and we had... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Lunch at this restaurant is fantastic, and I can only imagine how wonderful dinner would be as well. We were able to have a table on the small plaza near the restaurant itself, under the shade of a tree, which made the experience even more memorable. The food is delicious. The swordfish and tuna carpaccio are excellent. I found that... More 

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Boston. MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We went to this restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Although the place was packed. the owner chef when he heard that we were from Boston found a table outdoors for us. The ambiance was top notch. We loved the outdoor seating just off the old city center. The Food was prepared in a local Salento... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

After visiting many restaurants during our four week stay in Lecce, Arte dei Sapori became our go to spot for fresh seafood. Their menu contains a large variety of fish and shell fish cooked with local recipes. All the seafood we has was fresh, the wine selection good, and great deserts. They are a little hard to find, down an... More 

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Additional Information about Arte dei Sapori

Address: Vico degli Alami, 3, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 0832303534
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vico degli Alami, 3, 73100 Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: 0832303534

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am

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