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Arte dei Sapori

Vico degli Alami, 3, 73100 Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 303534
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Ranked #33 of 372 restaurants in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, International, Chowder
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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82% Recommend
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Boston. MA
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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

Palm Springs, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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..

Zurich, Switzerland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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.

Gulf Islands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

Bern, Switzerland
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The owner of our B&B recommended us this place and we were not disapointed. We had the daily menu (three courses with housewine and water for 15 Euro) which was surprisingly good for this affordable price, especially the "Spaghetti di cozze" and the "Antipasti di mare" we enjoyed a lot. I first was a bit reluctant to eat mussels in... More

Lezhe, Albania
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

This place is a real little treasure in the center of a beautiful city! Just behind the church of st.irene you'll find this restaurant and the great gentle waiters that will treat you as if they were parents you're visiting. The food is great, super fresh fish and their selection of wines is superb!

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We were welcomed by the chef, he showed us his kitchen which was fantastic. It's a family restaurant with a great atmosphere. We sat outside and had the best dinner of our holiday. Great value for money!

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

monday nights are hard in Lecce but we had a birthday for my Partners Mothers Birthday. As soon as we entered the Waiter put us on a terrible table and ignored us for 20 minutes. I asked for a wine for under 25 euros and the Onwer told me there is no good wine for under 25 Euros... This type... More

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