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Cafe do Mar

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Via Bolzano, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
+39 (0) 833758238
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely location, good food

Great location - outside seating with views of the sea. Good food from a (mainly seafood) menu. Spent a lovely long lunch here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Matt R
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London
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Milan, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Any time of the year you know there is roof for you.This place will never strike you with special effects but you will always find the right consistency. From sauté mussels and clams to spaghetti with tuna capers and olives, grilled monkfish to fried squid, scorpion fish in the oven to salted king prawns. You cannot go wrong, consider also... More 

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great location - outside seating with views of the sea. Good food from a (mainly seafood) menu. Spent a lovely long lunch here.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We are Italian and have eaten in a few restaurants in Marina di Leuca and around Puglia - this one deserves a special mention. We have just finished dinner here - antipasti di pesce, seppie gratinate, ravioli al pesce - all a good step above other places here and one of the best fish meals we've had. Delicate and well... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good value too The food was great although its difficult to have a bad meal in Italy. What sets it apart is the hospitality. The team there obviously enjoy what they do and you are made very welcome.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Was in the area checking out the real estate options and this place was recommended and also one of the very few things open on the day I visited. There was one other table of local guys in there, pleasant with white tablecloths, you step down into the place. Across from the sea crashing in, easy to park. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

One of the few places open on a sunny late December day, we sat outside and enjoyed everything we ate. As Cafe do' Mar directly overlooks the sea, most of their dishes are fish or seafood based so being vegetarian, we ordered off menu (plate of pasta which they happily made for us) plus some contorni (reasonably priced at €3... More 

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Muskoka District, Canada
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234 reviews 234 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We have only had capuccino twice at this place. It is just a few metres away from the boardwalk on a side street. The capuccinos were good but I write this review for othet reason. While there my wife left her camera in the bathroom. It was just a regular digital but had hundreds of pics on it. When we... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

we went there for the engagement party of our friends during our holiday. We read good reviews but our experience was one of the most tragic I'd ever had in a restaurant. the service was awful and we left without finish our meal because we were disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This Restaurant is well worth a visit if you are in this area. The food is good, the service excellent and the head waiter speaks English. Although having a varied menu their speciality seems to be seafood or fish, although they also serve meat dishes. For my husband this was easy, Fish filled Ravioli and Grilled Veg. on the side... More 

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vancouver, bc
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stopped by here as there was nowhere else opened on this beautiful November day. Our Italian is mediocre and we decided to try the Antipasto di mare and 2 pasta dishes. The waiter was kind enough to inform us that the antipasto might be enough and why not wait until we finished to order more. We did that and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Bolzano, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Castrignano del Capo  >  Santa Maria di Leuca
  • Phone Number: +39 (0) 833758238

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder

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