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“ANTIPASTI!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Acmet Pascia

Acmet Pascia
Via Lungomare degli Eroi, 21, 73028 Otranto, Italy
+39 0836 801282
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Ranked #64 of 113 Restaurants in Otranto
Cuisines: Chowder, Mediterranean, Dessert, Bistro
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: For centuries the otrantine coasts have been a crossroads of trade, battles, invasions and wealth. For centuries Otranto has accounted for all the West, a crucial point for the strength and wealth of its territory and its sea. Otranto, a town in the balance between faith and sea, between heaven and earth embodies all the wisdom of a cuisine of seafood quality. The story relives every day, and we know that Otrantini bring with you a piece of our heritage and our beauty. Here at Acmet Pascià, you will find all the strength that the sea gives us always. Our dishes carefully seek the origin of the flavors and the wisdom of traditional preparations, revisited without ever distorting its essence. We want to bring to the table our culinary tradition, is made of simple tastes but also sophisticated combinations and exaltation of taste. The fish is the raw material that you will experience and the one that always gives us life. Savour the taste of raw sea enhanced by the combination of a white wine from our extensive wine list, or first and second in taste and in various combinations. The desserts, then always reserve pleasant surprises being sons of the confectionery tradition of Salento. In short, go to Acmet Pascià is how to bring a bit of the sea of ​​Otranto.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

The restaurant is in a stunning location overlooking the sea in the old town, but this is not its main attraction, because once you see and taste the antipasti tasting everything else takes second stage. At €20 it doesn't seem cheap as a starter, but in reality you get a full tasting menu composed by the freshest and most fantastic delicacies.
Of the 10 dishes included in the antipasti, I remember as exceptional: breaded and stuffed cozze, a bake of potatos, shellfish and rice ; tuna carpaccio ; whitebaits ; alici marinate ; fried calamari ; surprise 'arancini' filled with cheese, fish, vegetables.
All of them truly excellent and perfectly cooked.
Only downside: I had to cancel a glorious seabass I ordered as a main, given that the starter were so plenty and delicious that even my greedy appetite faltered... Probably the best place I visited in Puglia!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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