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La Cantina delle Streghe

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Piazzetta Duca D'Atene, 7 | Centro storico, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 243859
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

So good we had lunch there two days running. Excellent food - the bruschetta, soup and the platter of air dried meat and cheeses were delicious and locally sourced. Lovely location, with an outdoor seating area on the small piazza overlooking one of the many beautiful baroque churches that make Lecce famous. The young woman who waited on us was... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our B&B. We tried to get in last night--Saturday, what were we thinking? But they were totally booked. We went back tonight and were glad we did. Our server, Katia, took very good care of us. She even tolerated my stumbling Italian, although her English is excellent. We looked through the menu and decided we'd... More 

Thank AlyceM
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

There are three great things about this place: the food, the wine list and perhaps most importantly, the people. Firstly the food: the menu comprises simple food executed very well. We had bruschetta combining wonderful cured meat from the Puglian town of Martina Franca with a sharp, rocket crème (akin to a pesto). We also had a caprese salad made... More 

Thank KelbyAH
The Netherlands
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Nice location on a small square with a view on the Chiesa di Sant’Anna. They are specialized in all kinds of bruschetta. Also they have some other small dishes and plates with Puglian specialities to share. We asked for an advice on the vino rosso. And they recommend a vino with a mix Negroamaro and Primitivo which tasted indeed very... More 

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291 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This is our third visit to this lovely restaurant over three trips to Lecce. We have had excellent meals each time. Last night we sat outside and watched the passegiatta. I enjoyed the lasagna and my wife had a meat and cheese plate. Excellent service by Julia and Simon. Try this restaurant.

Thank Brian021
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a very very nice, I would say a must- place in Lecce! Don't miss ️to go there ️and to be hosted by the wonderful restaurant manager Katja, who would give you the best service ever, the best wine ️and food ️and you would feel home there! I stayed one week in Lecce ️and once I discovered this place... More 

Thank Magi T
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Our last meal before heading back to Rome and really glad we found this place. Staff were great and the owner / manager spoke great English. I recommend the Witch's Chopping Board - with the best selection of meats I have had in Italy ever. Great wine selection and funky little place. 5 star all the way.

Thank Tim G
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

This restaurant is a gem in the hearth of Lecce. I ended up here casually while wandering in the old town. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, explaining us everything about the food and the wines. They also helped us to match wine and dishes, quire rare these days. The food was excellent,... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

It is rather a wine bar than a restaurant, that's why it is even more disappointing to get 2 different types of wine glasses and you have to wait ages for your drinks, although very few customers around. Me and my girlfriend ordered a bottle of Brunello - and after a while, another waitress checked if we really ordered the... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

In this restaurant we had the feeling that the staff was unhappy when we entered and did everything they could to strenghten the feeling they would love to see us leave asap. Food was ok, but in such an ambiance you don't want to be. Shame on u Cantina!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $43
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazzetta Duca D'Atene, 7 | Centro storico, 73100, Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: +39 0832 243859

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?