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Via Bolzano, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
+39 (0) 833758238
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Orlando, Florida
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264 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

While driving the coast of Italy we came across this little town where many people were gathered eating sea urchin. A man stands outside just opening them as fast as they are eating. I tried one but not to my liking. I order the calamari which was fantastic and the mussels. Very good for a good price. Not a fancy... More 

Thank Rosanne M
Santa Maria di Leuca, Italy
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104 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

You may have there all kind of local & typical sea food meals. The team are nice & most efficient. Locate on the long side road next to the Marina.

Thank mottibi
Lisbon, Portugal
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Antipasti was amazing (misto fruto de mari), its a mix of several flavors, a must have! We asked about house specialty and we were recommended Ravioli. Well, those were terrible, very dry pasta, bad stuffing inside, almost similar to canned food (which was not, but the flavor...) So, 4 out of 5 friends has a dish that they didnt like... More 

Thank Petroni7
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

lovely ambience, attentive staff. food was faultless , had 3 courses including ravioli and gamberoni. good wine selection too. would not hesitate to go back. coupled with outside seating, this is one not to miss in the area.

Thank Aries_trav3ll3r
Milan, Italy
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81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Any time of the year you know there is roof for you.This place will never strike you with special effects but you will always find the right consistency. From sauté mussels and clams to spaghetti with tuna capers and olives, grilled monkfish to fried squid, scorpion fish in the oven to salted king prawns. You cannot go wrong, consider also... More 

Thank paolo E
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great location - outside seating with views of the sea. Good food from a (mainly seafood) menu. Spent a lovely long lunch here.

Thank Matt R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We are Italian and have eaten in a few restaurants in Marina di Leuca and around Puglia - this one deserves a special mention. We have just finished dinner here - antipasti di pesce, seppie gratinate, ravioli al pesce - all a good step above other places here and one of the best fish meals we've had. Delicate and well... More 

Thank Mr75trieste
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good value too The food was great although its difficult to have a bad meal in Italy. What sets it apart is the hospitality. The team there obviously enjoy what they do and you are made very welcome.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Was in the area checking out the real estate options and this place was recommended and also one of the very few things open on the day I visited. There was one other table of local guys in there, pleasant with white tablecloths, you step down into the place. Across from the sea crashing in, easy to park. I had... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

One of the few places open on a sunny late December day, we sat outside and enjoyed everything we ate. As Cafe do' Mar directly overlooks the sea, most of their dishes are fish or seafood based so being vegetarian, we ordered off menu (plate of pasta which they happily made for us) plus some contorni (reasonably priced at €3... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Bolzano, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Castrignano del Capo  >  Santa Maria di Leuca
  • Phone Number: +39 (0) 833758238

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?