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Rua De Li Travai

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Via Felice Cavallotti, 44, 73053, Patu, Italy
Sun - Mon 7:15 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A little germ at the lovely square in Patù town, in Puglia. Autentique, delicious simply the best food we had during our holiday in Puglia! Grazie ragazzi! Ottimo e squisito!

Thank Kuanyu
Vancouver Island, BC
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had great hopes for this little restaurant. It came highly recommended as a classic Puglianese Trattoria. And frankly they do serve good cucina povera fare. No complaints there. But the price we were charged is anything but povera. We were charged €28 for a simple (but ample) antipasto and €14 each for a basic tomato pasta.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We arrived after we booked two days in advance hoping to have a place on the little piazza. They send us to a table near an electric box with no lighting! Then they move us to another table in a courtyard where the table was VERY sticky and with ANTS on it!! In all of this they did not care... More 

3 Thank Frauk07
Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We went twice to this restaurant. The food is very simple traditional food from the region. The appetizer were very tasty and of several different types. The pasta which we asked to get with meat (brasato) was excellent and also the meat dishes were very good. It is really a restaurant for those who appreciate the simple local food nothing... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Only one waiter who knows how to take an order. The Appetizer that just keeps coming is very rustic, basic and all tastes pretty much the same. Yes its cheap, but they promise you a table outside, we have a dog and 2 year old with us ...then arrive and there is no outdoor until July/August. Inside is hot and... More 

Thank RobertsonTours
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We wandered in at 7PM without reservations, and they managed to squeeze two of us in for an early dinner. And thank god it was early, because the place was packed! We had the antipasti, the octopus and the orrechiette with cime di rapa. We also had two quarter litres of wine (red, and rosé). To my mind, one antipasti... More 

Thank ShanIn
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Been coming here since the place opened and I'd highly recommend it for an authentic taste of rustic home cooking, if you can go in low season. The mixed appetizer sampler is good, but offerings can fluctuate. As the menu focuses on traditional food, I assume they use what is in season or maybe it's just what they have left... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

A quiet little town in the southern tip of Italy. Very authentic, anciently beautiful! The restaurant serves south italian food - of southern italian "olden days" recipies - absolutely enticing to the taste buds.

Thank Tapanuli
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Everything you read about this place is true. Its small, its magical, you need reservations but the food is fantastic and the setting is even better. They have the back garden and the front area overlooking the church. Ask to seat in the front as the setting is just like you would imagine in the old Italian movies. This is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

It's a tiny restaurant so yes, you better make a reservation ahead. Try to have your table on the small square in front of the restaurant. It's magical. Inside it's a bit aqward ans in the inside terrasse it's fine! When we went there we eventually had to wait 30 minutes for the table. We asked for a bottle of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:15 pm - 12:00 am
7:15 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Felice Cavallotti, 44, 73053, Patu, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Patu
  • Phone Number: 3490584531

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?