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$24 - $49
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

Went here 7 nights in a row in August with my mother and sister. Otranto is unfortunately full of xenophobic tourist traps so you have to be careful whereas this place is 100% not like this. Excellent professional service - tuna tartare, pasta and fish...of the day to be very much recommended. Ritorneró molto volentieri l’agosto pross. Grazie per tutto!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2019 via mobile

We had a great dinner. The service was nice and helpful. The mussels soup is excellent as wel tuna tartare and the fried seafood..

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

We came in the afternoon for late lunch and wanted to have grilled fish to share. Picked the dorado fish and asked the waiter not to clean the fish after grilling. The water brought the fish and I asked to simply open it up by...unfolding along the back bone. Apparently he misunderstood me and brought back completely cleaned fish. We were very upset said that it was not what we wanted. Immediately after that Marcello (restaurant manager?) came out and said they would grill another fish for us. I even asked to make the skin crispy and the second fish was excellent. The stuff including Marcello and the water apologized profusely which was a very nice gesture. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and wine and recommend to come to this place.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

Just had 6 nights in Otranto and this was our favourite restaurant. The marinated anchovies were lovely as were the “mussels soup” which I’d describe as mussels stewed, but they were the tastiest ever. The service was fantastic with the right combination of professionalism, helpfulness...and genuine friendliness.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

After walking round Otranto for some hours we were in of lunch and this seemed a good choice. All the food was excellent and service friendly and welcoming. Recommended lunch stop in Otranto.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Fresh seafood and fish. Good local wine and oil. Very healthy food in an authentic Salento’s atmosphere. Highly recommended. Cristina

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

We visited off-season in March on a Wednesday night and we were the only people in the restaurant. We ended up having a fantastic meal served by a friendly owner. My wife had thinly sliced swordfish with a citrus sauce and then swordfish grilled with...a turmeric crust and a zucchini cream sauce. I had grilled sea bream with vegetables plus a nice white wine. We both shared a nice grappa too. It was a great meal and ended up being our least expensive meal this trip.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

One of the starters, the burrata salad, was very very good but unfortunately that was the best dish of the evening. The waiters were helpful and friendly but overall the food was generally lacking in flavour. After being shown the fresh fish when we sat...down we had high expectations but unfortunately there was just no flavour. There is much better nearbyMore

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

We were determined to pick up a good meal before heading back to santa Cesarea. We just finished visiting the basilica and stumbled across this place. I really liked the menu, theres some good choices to be had but we settled for something simple as...we had a late lunch. The ravioli was spot on as was the seafood pasta.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

I chose this restaurant through the reviews on TripAdvisor, and having passed by on foot the same morning. What appealed to me was the simple menu and the nice looking (and smelling) dishes I saw. We ate early, 8pm, we were the only clients, service...very welcoming, explanation of the dishes great, as the starters arrived so did other clients, I noticed that they were almost all regulars of the restaurant, or locals. The food was all very good as was the wine suggested. The desert was superb, an ice cream made by a local ice cream parlour.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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The staff was very welcoming, I'm sure they could suggest which choices are possibly gluten free. We had seafood and salad – very good.
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