We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Il Rugantino

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Piazza Lama, Oria, Italy
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 7: English reviews
Level Contributor
212 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited almost an hour for our meal, including what we would consider simple first courses. This is possibly related to the festival at the time and the restaurant being full - but in our eyes still no excuse. At least let your customers know about the wait and let them decide if they want to stay or not. For... More 

Thank B B
Level Contributor
70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was recommended by the owners of the villa (sounds like Nico260's review) but we came here one night for a casual dinner. The pizza was good (not great) but the rest of the food was excellent. I had the steak which was brilliant and the Tuna Steak was fresh and huge. Good Value, good food and a lovely setting... More 

Thank DrKazza
Level Contributor
39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The tourist menu is very good, the ladies who cooked and served couldn't have been more charming and welcoming. Will certainly go again when we're next in the area.

Thank crispLondon
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

The reviews of this restaurant varied wildly, but it was came recommended by the owners of our villa so we thought we'd give it a try. Piazza Lama is on the opposite side of town to the main strip, and I liked the fact that it is quieter and more low key but still with tables outside. Service was friendly... More 

Thank Nico260
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We stumbled across 'Il Rugantino' during a short stay in Puglia. A lovely welcome, and some comedy moments with our limited grasp of spoken Italian. However, the delightful owner soon realised we simply wanted to try some good quality local dishes and we took her recommendations. This was fulfilled in every way, with two wonderful seafood pasta dishes, and the... More 

Thank Paul J
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had good food, but a long wait for any service, had to keep calling for things as no one bothered with us. The price was reasonable and the wine was good, but waited to order,then waited for drinks then waited for food,then waited for bill, we were there a looong time...shame as food was nice.

Thank Scissorsontour
Oria, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

Too die for!! I keep coming back with friends who visit and they all say the same, the "Crema di Tartufata" is more of a taste sensation than a pizza! I try to pace myself and only have it every 3rd time I go there (once a week is my "Il Rugantino" limit), and in between I very much enjoy... More 

Thank VillaOttilia

Travelers who viewed Il Rugantino also viewed

Oria, Province of Brindisi
Oria, Province of Brindisi
Oria, Province of Brindisi
Oria, Province of Brindisi
Oria, Province of Brindisi

Been to Il Rugantino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Lama, Oria, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Oria

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Il Rugantino staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?