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“A very good experience in Giuliano di Lecce.”
Review of Fulana

Fulana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $18 - $29
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Like my grandmother from Salento cooking!
Very welcoming staff, very good selection of traditional dishes and a good wine list.
Strongly recommended if you are wishing to try a traditional place.
(our grandparents are locals, so you can trust our judgement!)

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Reviewed August 8, 2013

The food here is fantastic. The antipasti are ridiculously plentiful and utterly delicious. The wine choices are abundant, and the staff is very knowledgeable about what goes well with what. The fig crumble is now firmly on my wish list of things I want for my last meal.

That said- this didn't get a perfect score because we went here twice. On the first visit we had an exceptional server, who not only advised us through the menu but also went out of her way to accommodate a dietary preference- one of us was vegetarian. She packed a stash of figs for us to take home. She even gave us hints and tips on how best to 'acquire' some more (as no one BUYS figs in Puglia!)

The second time: the food remained delicious, but the service was significantly less wonderful. After explaining the dietary preference, there was still meat served to the vegetarian. There was far less interaction with the waitstaff, and they didn't seem to be at all interested in whether we were enjoying ourselves or not. They didn't ask us if we wanted a refill on our drinks, we waited for ages for service between courses (and finally ended up asking if we please might have some dessert). And they committed the cardinal sin of forgetting to tell us about that fig crumble! But this could be due to our horrible attempts at Italian/French. Everything we ate was still delicious.

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Thank ShanIn
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

The area is now full of restaurants serving "authentic" Salento cuisine, but it's often just poor cooking and low-quality ingredients. The owners of Fulana on the contrary do care and select the best vegetables, meats, wines and olive oil and the mother in the kitchen knows how to use them. All the traditional dishes are excellent, the hand-made pastas are perfect and the grilled meats are also very good. I am not too fond of the "novelties" (such as the orecchiette with sausage and rucola) but the desserts are delicious and the atmosphere, both inside and outside, is really pleasant.

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Thank gnagna
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Really enjoyed our lunch here - nothing was too much trouble and they have a great wine list.

Its actually in the little village of Giuliano - once you know that its easy to find!

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