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La Torre di Merlino

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Via giambattista del tufo, 10, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 242091
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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Stockholm, Sweden
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135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't be deceived, this is not a tourist trap, although the entrance lends to that deception. It is delicous food, well executed and flavourful food.

Thank angi0825
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433 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Difficult to assess this restaurant. They do food in an inventive way, with a twist as they call it. Our party of four was not impressed. Too many sauces, too rich, not the traditional italian way. Admittedly, they didn't charge one of the dishes that had been left untouched by one of us. A nice gesture. Maybe it is just... More 

Thank delagioventu
The Hague, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here by coïncidence, becaus rest. Blu Notte refused us in a very arrogant way. What a hapoy choice we made. Situated on a nice, small piazza. Very friendly waiters. Lovely food. As a starter we had Bruscetta in their own way. Very tasty and it looked like a painting. After that we had Tunafish with sesammayonaise and ginger. Absolutely... More 

Thank Irene W
Sydney, Australia
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293 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at this restaurant five years ago and enjoyed it very much. We just had to come back on our second visit to Lecce. Lovely setting, great food and fantastic service added to a wonderful evening with friends.

Thank 1954Elizabeth
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pizza and pasta in Lecce. The restaurant is usually buzzing with locals so best to book in advance otherwise you might have to wait a while for a table. I had heard the pizza here was the best in Lecce and we certainly weren't disappointed. Be aware that if you want to order pizza you have to sit inside,... More 

Thank beebee19
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well, I don't know what's better than this !! We are on our 4th visit to Italy - have been here 2 weeks, wonderful food, Michelin Stars, rustic and special places ! Nothing can match the flavours, intensity and textures of the mushroom soufflé, veal cheeks and tiramisu! Add this to very friendly service, a great wine list and an... More 

Thank Neddie911
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184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I call to book the table and they tell me if I want to eat pizza or food from the restaurant as if you order by the restaurant you can get a table outside, if you wish to try also pizza no way , you have to be seated inside . As I could not decide , i accepted to... More 

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Arezzo, Italy
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438 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Great place right in the center of Lecce, meeting place for drinks and dinner . Very busy I suggest to book . Not your traditional Trattoria , definitely Pugliese food with a twist and very friendly service

Thank paolok66
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We ate outside. The service was terrific. The food was very good indeed. It was Pugliese with a twist and that was fine with us. It is not a cheap place to eat but it is well worth that cost. They have a good range of "primitivo" wines too that are reasonably priced. Lovely location in a tiny square -... More 

Thank MrFox04
Athens, Greece
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We couldn't find a table at Le Zie and came here, highly recommend by a friend. The food is very good and the staff super helpful charming and polite. But for me, I wanted more traditional fare that night, not puglia with a twist. But the food is very good.

Thank ZombietheGreek

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$38 - $77
Italian, Fusion, Pizza, Mediterranean, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via giambattista del tufo, 10, 73100, Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: +39 0832 242091
ristorante di cucina italo francofona, con inflessioni mediterranee
non attrezzato all' accoglienza bambini

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