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Ristorante Dal Baffo

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Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Lungomare Terra d'Otranto, 51, 73028 Otranto, Italy
389.0637059
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, 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
    4 of 5 stars
Swept in by the wind!!

We drove thru Otranto on Halloween Night & were hit by a howling gale coming in from the sea. It was early, & we just wanted to have Aperativi then go somewhere for dinner. We spotted this as our dinner venue, then went to look for a decent bar..wrong...all surrounded by kids setting off the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
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Rome, Italy
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Newport, Rhode Island
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Everything that went by us looked superb and everything we ordered tasted as good as it looked. We split the pulpo salad, pork and beef meatballs with fresh pasta and the risotto de mare. It was the best

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was certainly the best meal on our 2-week trip to Apulia - and we had four memorable meals there. I cannot remember when I have eaten so well on a vacation. The Ristorante Dal Buffo was recommended in our guide-book and again by our hotel staff. It exceeded all our expectations. I rarely get to order tuna steaks and... More 

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Rome, Italy
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33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We drove thru Otranto on Halloween Night & were hit by a howling gale coming in from the sea. It was early, & we just wanted to have Aperativi then go somewhere for dinner. We spotted this as our dinner venue, then went to look for a decent bar..wrong...all surrounded by kids setting off the loudest crackers ( bungers where... More 

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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Romantic dinner last night! Good food and quick service. Very busy place! (make a reservation!) It's a great choice for a night out with family or friends. All round good atmosphere!

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ljubljana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice restaurant, excellent food, good wine selection, nice and friendly staff, excellent value for money. Wish to try every dish ...

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Otranto, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We waited 1,5 hours for our reservation, and had to leave because our son had to go to sleep. Everytime we asked how long it would take they answered 10 minutes, 4-5 minutes. I had the impression that Italian people got their table much sooner then tourists.

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant is highly addictive! We stayed only two days in Otranto but we went three times to this restaurant. We love the beach, but we came early from the beach to have lunch there. The food, cooked to perfection by a culinary maestro, Ms Nonna Tina, is absolutely delicious and the selection of local vines just great and excellent... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Four words........ Polpo alla in pignata!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW - a superb dish made by the fantastic Nonna Tina who popped out to say hello - what a treat! Francesco is a great host and just when we thought nothing could come close to the polpo alla in pignata, Nonna Tina sent us two desserts chocolate torte and almond torte)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Excellent attentive staff, delicious seafood and a reasonable price. Recommend the seafood salad and the grilled seafood secondi piatti. Waitress couldn't do more to make us feel welcome. This place is well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Put in mind that I've been leaving on Italy for more then a year and my fiancé is from Puglia . I recommend this restaurant , fresh sea food, excellent and fast service , excellent traditional dishes , and great quality / price ! This restaurant is a must during your stay in otranto. Plus it's in the old center,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lungomare Terra d'Otranto, 51, 73028 Otranto, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Otranto
  • Phone Number: 389.0637059

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 86
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Contemporary

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