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La Vecchia Osteria

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Via Dasumno 3, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 308057
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Okanagan Valley, Canada
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 it so much I re-booked a second dinner on my last night in Lecce. The... More 

Thank Nicholas W
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 is a regional dish. We also ordered a carafe of the house wine and other... More 

Thank Maria C
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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, as we'd had fresh mushrooms in other restaurants. The server recommended the regular linguini with... More 

Thank Yaletowner
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

We were recommended this place by our hosts at our B&B and were very happy with it. At a guess I would say that not that many tourists eat here because it's not that easy to find. We actually located it during the afternoon and booked for that night. As it seems to me is not unusual in Italian restaurants,... More 

Thank Grth
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We made reservations at this restaurant on the advice of our landlord where we were staying and the reviews on Tripadvisor. Can't say we were least bit impressed. We arrived on time and were seated in a corner table in a room that had one other couple seated. There were approximately seven tables. The other tables filled fairly quickly as... More 

Thank BlazeVancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a lovely meal in this quaint trattatoria. The typical lecce pasta dishes with tomato and goats cheese was fantastic and accompanied with the wine from the puglia ' primitivo', completed the amazing meal. RECOMMEND! !!

Thank Emily J
Innsbruck, Austria
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Went here for lunch on whim - very good, lots of locals. Seafood (I had the calamari) and pasta were very good, as was the service. Would certainly go again.

Thank foodiedavid2016
Oklahoma City, OK USA
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446 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

This is not a gourmet restaurant. It is a local restaurant serving fabulous seafood. We loved it. The menu is simple. The setting is quaint. This is a restaurant that is friendly to its diners but not obtrusive. They serve large quantities of food, and we enjoyed a wide array of fresh local seafood prepared in a very good way.

Thank SoonerSteve
Limerick, Ireland
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Just eaten here and have tp say except for the cold meats and mushroom linguini the rest of the food was poor. I had mixed fish with vegetables and fried potatoes (chips). The froed vegetables wefe cold, the chips were pk except they were covered in salt. My wife had fried king prawns which were nice without being brilliant- no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?