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Il Giardino Segreto

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Chowder, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Antonietta De Pace 116, 73014 Gallipoli, Italy
+39-0833-264430
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service, lots of vegetarian food

Hidden in the narrow streets of Gallipoli, this restaurant offers good service with young people working there. Menu shows lots of vegetarian food with the addition of seafood and meat meals. Local wine is quite good, local barriqued grappa is tasty. Food was very good and it was more than enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2014
MarkoPernic
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Pazin, Croatia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Me and my husband came to this beautiful town and as always we look for the less touristic places to eat. This is a small restaurant with the most beautiful and peaceful backyard. The food amazing and if you're into organic, vegan, etc etc, this is the place to go. Super recommended!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Good Service. Nothing was too much trouble. There was a vast selection of home made produce and the pasta dishes were absolutely fantastic as was the local wine.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

To start with, the restaurant refused to serve tap water. When the waitress brought the menu I realised it was only written in Italian and I didn't have the slightest clue of what I was reading. The staff did not speak a word of English either. The octopus balls appetizer was nothing special. The main meal which was a local... More 

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Pazin, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Hidden in the narrow streets of Gallipoli, this restaurant offers good service with young people working there. Menu shows lots of vegetarian food with the addition of seafood and meat meals. Local wine is quite good, local barriqued grappa is tasty. Food was very good and it was more than enough on the plate.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Whilst I applaud the exclusion of many meat dishes and inclusion of some vegetarian ones in this restaurant you need to do it well. I do not eat meat so it was refreshing to find a menu with so many choices open to me. Octopus balls were, however, fairly tasteless and overcooked. Local prawns were better, but under seasoned. My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

On a recent trip to Gallipoli, we were surprised to find the above restaurant in one of the little back streets. We were shown to the garden area of the restaurant which was very pretty. We explained we were vegetarians and were shown the appropriate menu. Unfortunately this is a part of Italy where very little English is spoken (and... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Atmospheric little place and sweet friendly waitress, but the food - seriously - they serve this all the time and are still open?! Maybe the actual chef had left for the season and someone random was filling in, but I've never had such overcooked dried out fish before, and my partners greens were also overcooked. The house white wine was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Love this place! The staff are super friendly and the food was out of this world! Would definitely recommend this restaurant. One of the best we've eaten at in Puglia.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Had high hopes for this restaurant and during our eight night stay in Gallipoli, this was the only bad meal we had. The order was messed up, so I received my starter but hubby was left with nothing. Then long, long, long wait before main courses....I had ordered the meat balls, on goodness they were really bad. I think they... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Very goog place! They have a little garden plenty of sun during the day and charming in the night. Food was delicious and made with first quality products, proceeding from local farmers and producers, some of which are organic. They also have a small shop where you can buy wines, cheeses and local and organic products. Definitely recommended!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Antonietta De Pace 116, 73014 Gallipoli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Gallipoli
  • Phone Number: +39-0833-264430

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 39
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?