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Al Buco

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Via Enoi del Mare 8, 72016 Torre Canne, Italy
0804820021
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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of several newer restaurants at the far end of Via Enoi del Mare (see also Il Punto and Rotondo). Mainly seafood here - fresh and on display. Simple, no frills - and all the better for it. Service is good - attentive. And the setting is very enjoyable.

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Thank Neil W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great restaurant in a superb setting, on the coast. Food was excellent and very good value. Would highly recommend and we will be going back

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant after our hotel recommended it. We were seated on an outside deck overhanging the sea, and enjoyed our meal listening to the waves lapping against the rocks below and watching the sun set in the distance. We opted for fish of the day, which was very simply grilled along with some grilddled vegetables - both very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks great from outside and yes the setting is wonderful over looking the sea bit the food was just average. Fish was fresh as you would expect but nothing better you can get elsewhere for lower prices. Had the recommendation of spaghetti with fish, but it was a case of spot the fish.

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Thank Sadbe
Germany
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner with delightful fresh seafood. The vongole, oysters and cozze are still living in a basin with fresh seawater inside the restaurant, before being cooked. The fish is also exposed for the visitors. The food was simply breath taking... the staff was friendly and with the exception of slight mixup with the dishes very professional.... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Excellent setting - either inside or outside by the sea - there is an awning to protect you from the sun. Superb service, excellent food - we went 4 times.

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Thank Janice K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

This place is associated with a fish shop, which promises super fresh fish. It ended up being ok, though served with way too much olive oil. The service was very slow, and not helpful.

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Pawling, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We selected a sea bass from the case and it was delicious. Very fresh. They do not serve wine by the glass and that was disappointing. The service was fine. We were there during the week in September so it was not crowded. If we were staying longer in this area we probably would have gone back again.

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London, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

The fish was very fresh, and the raw fish appetiser just perfect. The rest of the meal a bit poor. Terrible orecchiette (the only veggie option), no wines by the glass: only a disappointing half bottle. Courses served randomly or forgotten. Stressed and uninterested staff. With the fantastic material available the place could be amazing. But it isn't.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We live just up the coast so thought at the end of the season we would visit Torre Canne for lunch. We had a glass of wine and a beer in the café area for a very reasonable 5 Euros whilst waiting for the restaurant to open at 1230. As it opened we walked in, were greeted and offered bread... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Enoi del Mare 8, 72016 Torre Canne, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Torre Canne
  • Phone Number: 0804820021

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