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Pasticceria Natale

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$8 - $16
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Late Night
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has some high quality gelato and sorbet as well as tasty pastries such as their pasticciotto. Very friendly, kind staff are waiting for you here. It is definitely worthwhile visiting if you are in Lecce.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022 via mobile

One of the best we have ever had. Hazelnut, chocolate, mango were among our favorites. Location is also great, at the center of Lecce.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022

Kind and helpful service, speaking a great deal of English. Wonderful pastries and gelato lovingly served.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022

We popped in for a gelato - the usual choice of flavours but also some interesting and different ones too (I had the chocolate with orange peel which was very good). The cakes looked stunning!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 20, 2021

Natale is fine, it's an ice cream shop. It's nowhere near having the "really bad" ice cream one reviewer claimed, but all the glowing five-star reviews don't reflect the place either. It's convenient and right off the tourist splat that is Piazza St. Oronzo so...you're going to either get lazy "I've been there" reviews or people just publicly trying to validate their vacation ice cream choices. Go a block east to Martinucci's, and get a taste of exceptional gelato. Sure, it's still in the tourist zone but you can tell a lot by the fact that the locals are sitting on the steps in the afternoon enjoying the treats and you can see Senior Martinucci hand-shaping the gelato in the window for all to see. Still, I go to Natale--I owe it to them for the tongue-in-cheek poster of the most famous pastry in Lecce: the pasticciotto. I laugh every time. Good, creative wit is hard to come by these days: patronize Natale for that, if nothing else.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2020

The ice cream is as expected in Italy. Good and creamy. It wasn't the best I ever had (could also be the choice of flavor), but it certainly wasn't the worst either. The pastries looked amazing. Shame I didn't try those.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 12, 2020

Lots of flavours to choose from but really bad quality ice cream with artificial flavours. I wish I had gone to sensi.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 11, 2020 via mobile

Great gelato and aperitif....i always go to natale when in puglia. Never been disappointed...always good

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2020 via mobile

Far too much choice and my lack of Italian meant I just chose on what I saw but don’t think I’d have gone wrong with any flavour! Delicious gelato, we had the smallest cone with 2 flavours and at 2.50€ a bargain. Downside was we...had to eat them very quickly in the heat!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 18, 2020 via mobile

Excellent ice cream & quick service, especially chocolate n hazelnut flavours🍨also follow corona guidelines

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 2, 2020 via mobile

Easy to find within few meters from anfiteatro in the city center we had the opportunity to taste the typical pasticciotto. It was still warm and yes, even if I’m not an expert, I defenetely liked it! They serve the traditional recipe, as they said,...without the cherry in the cream. I would suggest a visit..More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

Our family is ice cream lover, we tried ice cream every where, best ice cream in Milan, Florence ,Rome every year, and also other countries. until I try this shop ice cream in Lecce, I found out this one is the best, 10-15 years ago...my favourite ice cream is in Milan which I went back every year once or twice and have it for brunch , tea time and supper, unfortunately the taste now change and can not compare to the one in Rome especially with this one in LecceMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

I can understand why our guide told us this place had the best gelato in Lecce. It was the best I ever had anywhere, and the price was very reasonable. The girl at the counter did her best to explain to me some of the...flavors and was kind enough to give us sample tastes. I finally settled on Mustazzoli---so, so good. She gave a generous scoop and then brought me a Mustazzoli cookie---a house specialty. One friend got pistachio gelato, the other got a chocolate sorbet with chips of chocolate. We all agreed the treats were wonderful. Pastries and chocolate candies made me drool as we sat eating our treats. The proprietor/manager (?) brought us a a couple more samples, including apple marmalade squares. A great place that I can't wait to return to.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

This was an almost nightly stop for us! Wonderful gelato, friendly smiling staff, just off the main piazza. Recommend highly.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Top quality gelato✨💫💖 strawberry and dark chocolate were sublime. Two scoops are enough unless you only want to have ice cream for lunch.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, Pasticceria Natale offers takeout services.

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Pasticceria Natale is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4