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“Save Yourself!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Locanda Rivoli

Locanda Rivoli
Augusto Imperatore, 13 | a 20 mt. da Piazza S.Oronzo, 73100 Lecce, Italy
0039 0832 331678
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Ranked #303 of 394 Restaurants in Lecce
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Rivoli's Inn is situated in the historical center of Lecce, in via Augusto Imperatore, 13 surrounded by the splendors of Saint Oronzo Square with the Roman Amphiteatre's ruins and other historical monuments.Surrounded by this unmistakable scenery, the Rivoli's Inn is a union of pleasant and discreet backgrounds in which you will be absorbed in the tipicalness of the salentine cuisine and wines, in its Mediterranean flavors and in the unmistakable perfumes of the Salento land
sonoma, california
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“Save Yourself!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

I have had a worse meal - just can't recall when. It is inconceivable that Italians cannot cook pasta, but you can find it here. This went well beyond "al dente" to inedible. I ordered some kind of pasta with a tomato & cheese sauce. The pasta was rock hard - I kid you not. My husband ordered the spaghetti with breadcrumbs and shrimp. He described it as "several lonely shrimp searching for one another amidst a sea of dry pasta." This was a shameful meal. If you get tired of walking around the old town of Lecce and decide to stop for a bite to eat, please just keep walking past this establishment. You won't regret it.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Valencia, Spain
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“Extremely disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

We started with a very average Antipasti. Our main order were two mixed grills and grilled vegetables. Both were very dry and all the meat was burnt and flavourless. We felt it was overpriced for what it was and the quality was diabolical.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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“The best place we ate in Lecce”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

This is a wonderful little restaurant with a traditional setting and great food. We had a wide selection of anti pasti followed by pasta with red wine and all were amazing. Recommended!

  • Visited April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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