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Il Villino

Via Umberto I, 73020 Santa Cesarea Terme, Italy
+39 0836 944202
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible16%
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“risotto” (5 reviews)
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“nice terrace” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
$$ - $$$
Via Umberto I, 73020 Santa Cesarea Terme, Italy
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner! We dined on the terrace under the trees. The food was delicious and the service superb. I highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen H
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Ok, first the food. Was very good. My swordfish wasn't overcooked for a real change, and the accompanying salad was actually very good. Mrs D8 plumped for a seafood soup as a starter, which you will see from the picture wasn't exactly a soup. It...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank d8smt
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Already the stale bread, smelling of hand lotion set the tune for the rest of the meal. Antipasti, for the most part awful. Seafood salad similar to the kind found in the bargain department of Lidl. Scallop shells filled with bits of leftover fish. A...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 924willemb
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Thank you for the two wonderful dinners we have had there, and the advice given on the local cusine.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank salmonofdoubt
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Two pretty terraces ovelooking the sea - though beware of the flying insects at night! A reasonable menu, if not very original, but we kept finding things we chose were "off". The only soup was a mussel one out of around a possible dozen listed....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Barbara L
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

On 16 August 2018 we had a nice lunch at the Il Villino restaurant. The waiters were very accommodating and really went out their way to give us advice on the wine and on the food. The restaurant gives an “upscale” impression when you enter...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 979hannyg
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Been here several times for lunch, first time for dinner. I had the risotto with shrimps and lemon, which was great in taste but they could use better rice... (sorry for being picky but it was not al dente and seemed to be ordinary rice)...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank VillaOttiliaOria
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely location, yes, but we were eaten alive by mosquitoes while we ate. This I could put up with but our waiter was the worst, rude, paid us no attention, I’ve ever come across. When I asked for two more portions of chips...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank HFB100
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Top fish restaurant one of the best fish meals I have ever had. About 15 starters high quality and taste, pasta and agrumes risotto top. Gran finale with a fantastic salted seabass and bellavista lobster. Closing with a home made spumone that is a local...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank MMajo
Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

The place certainly has a lovely view; service is relatively typical. The food is adequate, but very expensive (even at lunch). Regrettably, the food, while adequate, does not overcome other challenges (e.g., screaming children).

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank mjmccoymd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Umberto I, 73020 Santa Cesarea Terme, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Santa Cesarea Terme
  • Phone Number: +39 0836 944202
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