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La Vecchia Osteria

Via Dasumno 3, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 308057
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“calamari” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“antipasti” (7 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Dasumno 3, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Great service, wine and honest food. Lovely Antipasto, local pasta dishes and locally sourced meats.

Thank Tony M
Reviewed June 3, 2017 via mobile

Honest Italian food served in an all-Italian osteria and no tourist trap. What else would you want? The linguine ai fruiti di mare is very good here! Reservations on forehand highly advisable.

Thank Erik1964
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This was a pleasant restaurant a little out of the tourist area of the older town of Lecce and provided good quality honest italian Osteria type food with a smile and friendly service.

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Very local feel, with a variety of choices with the local cuisine. A mix of seafood and beef choices. Note that their menu was broader than what they had available (e.g., no fresh mushrooms, one of the listed lamb dishes wasn't available). The fresh fish...More

Thank James M
Reviewed March 22, 2017

We had just arrived in Lecce and were looking for a place to have lunch before the restaurants closed for the afternoon and stumbled across La Vecchia Osteria. We asked the waiter about dishes typical to the Salento region and chose Orecchiette with Cime di...More

1  Thank gjdCairo
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Very good restaurant, good seefood. Nice stuff, affordable price. Highly recommended for lunch or dinner.

Thank Propy1212
Reviewed February 27, 2017

What a great little spot! It's tucked away on a side street, and this is a typical Southern Italian restaurant serving excellent-quality cuisine, with a focus on local dishes, and especially meat. The food was top-notch, prices very reasonable, and the service spot-on. I liked...More

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed February 8, 2017

My husband and I had a truly delicious and filling meal here. For starters, we always aimed to eat dinner at an Osteria (because it is the local cuisine and as authentic as you can get). I had the most amazing chick pea pasta, which...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Good food in generous platefuls. ... it might not be silver service or pretty food but La Vecchia Osteria feed tasty food by the plate full to satisfy the inner man or woman. A large range of food choices for every food palate

Thank Riccardo-owl
Reviewed November 7, 2016

We tried this restaurant after getting a recommendation from our B&B host. Was packed the first time we tried, so we reserved for the following night, a Sunday. I ordered the linguini with fresh mushrooms (if available) and, unfortunately, they weren't available. Not sure why,...More

Thank Yaletowner
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dasumno 3, 73100, Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: +39 0832 308057
Great food from the Salento. Lovely, pleasant dining area. The best food we had in our trip to Puglia and very reasonably priced. Owner is Taurino Marinella.
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