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Riviera C. Colombo, 71, Gallipoli, Italy
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
2.5 euro cover charge !

This is the first restaurant you see when you come up the steps from the port parking. The food is basic and some of it is smothered in sauce that according to my 19 year old daughter made it inedible. I had a nice swordfish steak but the rest of the meal was poor.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Threejs2014
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Rugby
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153 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Although we visited in November and were the only couple in the Trattoria it was still a great place to visit. We were welcomed by the owner or manager who explained the menu and couldn't have been any more helpful The food, wine and service were great and we look forward to returning again next year A presto !

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Thank JohnHRugby
San Clemente California
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

been in Italy for three weeks and this was the best meal I had so far. The pasta with seafood was delicious, the waitress pleasant and warm and the proprietor welcoming! It was not busy and we felt welcomed and happy for the good meal. Fresh, tasty and good!

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Thank DonnaKarson
Vienna, Austria
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As you come from the Gallipoli beach, as you come up the steps this is the first restaurant you see. The view is great (but then again there are many other restaurants around that have the same great view), so you may be tempted to try it out. Don't. The food is average, the service rather poor and the prices... More 

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Colchester England
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great town good location but that's where it ends for this restaurant. Menu limited which if the food is good is not a problem but this was not the case. The starter was huge chunks of batter but no trace of calamari or prawns. The main pasta meal which was supposed to be fish based was tasteless in the extreme-.we... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is the first restaurant you see when you come up the steps from the port parking. The food is basic and some of it is smothered in sauce that according to my 19 year old daughter made it inedible. I had a nice swordfish steak but the rest of the meal was poor.

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Thank Threejs2014
Rome, Italy
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Is a good restaurant. better to call it a "trattoria" ( though elegant enough): very good pasta dishes and fish cooked in the local way .It overlook the sea that means a beautiful sight but also a windy corner. Unusual the way they cut the grilled sea bass ( three/ four horizontal chops) but anyway foods is good and the... More 

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Thank antonio i
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

That was one the best see food I've ever had. All the food was fresh and tasty. Waitress were very great and fast and smiling. The restaurant is based in old part of the town next to the harbor and you can see sunset from the outdoor seating. I really enjoyed the evening, food and everything.

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Thank Salaster
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Simple traditiobal local recepies with excellent fresch ingredients. In Gallipoli you cant go wrong with fresh fish catched minutes before right infront of this resturant. Great antipasti couples with home made seafood pasta. Had a memorable family celebration here and definetly a come back.

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Thank Tulsishop
Gallipoli, Italy
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We were warmly welcomed by the owner who provided excellent recommendations of seasonal foods and specialty dishes of the day. As the weather was perfect we opted to sit outside and the array of dishes, both vegetables, seafoods and pasta were exceptionally fine and varied. The regional wines were also delicious.

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Holiday, Florida
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199 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stopped here for lunch and ordered the eggplant and peppers as an appetizer and two of the fish dishes on the menu for our main course. The fish was fresh and well-prepared. The interior of the restaurant was appointed with maritime memorabilia and the background music, soft so that one could carry on a conversation, was USA American hits... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Riviera C. Colombo, 71, Gallipoli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Gallipoli

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?