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Il Giardino Segreto

Antonietta De Pace 116, 73014 Gallipoli, Italy
+39-0833-264430
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Ranked #44 of 173 Restaurants in Gallipoli
Price range: $18 - $46
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian, Chowder
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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London
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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Launceston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

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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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Nelson, New Zealand
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

Wandering around the narrow streets of the island across the bridge from the main town of Gallipoli, we were lucky enough to stumble across this restaurant that looks nothing from the street, but opens up to a larger restaurant and garden area at the rear. We ate lunch from the seafood degustation menu, with two courses plus dessert for €25... More

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Zürich
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

we wanted to have a nice little dinner in the old gallipoli and found this nice restaurant. food great, the local salami plate as appetizer is fantastic. i had then pasta with vongole and the scampi skewer. quiet place

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