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“Worse than expected”
Review of Pantagruele

Pantagruele
Ranked #8 of 242 Restaurants in Brindisi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $32 - $64
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 1, 2011

I went there for dinner with my family after being told that the place is one of the best in town. The overall dining experience could have been better. The service was on the quick side and not particularly friendly. The owner seems a bit too self-confident of his own culinary creatures thinking on what we finally got on the plate. The antipasti were announced with great emphasis but were rather poor in quantity and the small dishes changed on the table too fast. The primi were good although the strascinati would have enjoyed a couple of minutes more in the boiling water. The fish was fresh. When the check came, we didn't get mad but it was definitely a bit expensive for local prices. Overall a bit over-estimated place but it can merit a visit if one is looking for fresh fish.

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Thank alesverige
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

I am really unsure what all the hype is about this restaurant. I thought the food was pretty average and the service was only marginally better. I ate at Betty's cafe the night before and had a pizza and to be honest, I wish I had had another pizza.

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Reviewed May 30, 2011

Simple menu, reasonably priced, excellent service and food/wine quality.

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Thank ejmtlx
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Reviewed April 8, 2011

A faux modest restaurant serving local products of the highest quality. Shellfish and vegetables in particular were outstanding. The seasonal selection of starters and one main dish should be more than enough for most of us. Recommended local wine was very good and adequately priced.
Very noteworthy were the stuffed squid and wild chicoree.
Service is friendly as long as you deal with the owner. After that the lower ranking staff have their minds elsewhere.

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Thank hblnk
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Reviewed October 28, 2010

A warm welcome, a delicious dinner and attentive staff. Highly recommended.

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Thank lanniehoglund
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