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Arte dei Sapori

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

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  • 274
    Excellent
  • 138
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Brilliant whole fish

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Johns1951
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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99 reviews 99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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210 reviews 210 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was recommended to us and when we walked in thought the decor was a bit colourful and crass - but not so the food and service. We had fish and steak which were both splendid. It had a real family-run feel and for somewhere so central in Lecce was a nice authentic experience. If they did the place up... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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100 reviews 100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

For me could be number one in Lecce. Great food, well prepared, nice service, great staff. Large portions, if you are not so hungry you can even share. We had dinner under the tree, facing that small alley Italian Barroque style. Dont hesitate..

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Zurich, Switzerland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Chose this restaurant because of the location and the positive TA reviews, and we were disappointed. Portions were massive, but the quality was less than impressive: seafood over cooked, filet was greasy etc. So far, our worst meal in this otherwise fantastic region for foodies.

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Gulf Islands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Do NOT be put off by the decor like we almost were. I would say this family-run restaurant in the heart of the old town of Lecce is the real McCoy but that expression is so not Italian! We had the time, and meal of our lives. It was a real adventure in seafood. We loved the server, who listened... More 

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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, International, Chowder
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?