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Trattoria Iolanda

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Via Montanara 2, 73039 Lucugnano, Italy
+39 0833 784164
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this upon recommendation from a friend but were bitterly disappointed. The menu choice was limited , the service and food were lacklustre. I'd opt for nearby Il Castello di Momo.

Thank tillyeck
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tried this place with a couple of friends after some local suggested it to us. Food was ok but not great. Our expectations were not met. We went there to try great home made orecchiette instead we had pasta that did not taste like it. House wine was of poor quality compared to the excellent wines the region has... More 

Thank Michaelsorotos
Binningen, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

During our family holiday in Salento we visited the Trattoria Iolanda and we really liked it. It's a very solid typical local cuisine, with home made pasta, home made starters (olives, anchovies, fennels, peppers, etc.) and everything we tasted was delicious as in the kitchen our grandma would sit and cook for us. Being Italian, being there with the family... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Our local friends couldn't praise this place enough - they remember when this was just a small Dinner back in the 70's/80's - now expanded with full Al fresco experience for bigger crowd - beautiful atmosphere, music playing and relatively inland that only locals really come. Dinning experience was just simply awesome. Recommended to eat light for lunch if you... More 

Thank BlueTak
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very authentic local cuisine, but also very limited menu. no major complaints but totally average in my opinion. Some portions were very small and one pasta dish was served with barely any sauce -some parts were even white- pretty skimpy! The orrechiette with rape were very good. -a long wait for service. we didn't mind, but could be an issue.... More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Enjoyed our "Tipico" Puglia meal at this low-key restaurant; handmade orichiette di rapa was a highlight of meals we ate in Puglia.

Thank kiaup

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $28
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Montanara 2, 73039 Lucugnano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lucugnano
  • Phone Number: +39 0833 784164
It all started March 3, 1970 when, in the historic center of Lucugnano, was opened Trattoria Iolanda, 3 Km from Tricase. A history tavern in Salento, managed by the family Giaccari that offers home cooking, typical of Puglia and Salento meat with homemade pasta, accompanied by a selection of wines from Puglia.

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