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“bad service and mediocre food” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Pignata

La Pignata
Ranked #16 of 129 Restaurants in Otranto
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
UAE
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“bad service and mediocre food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

What a mistake. I couldn’t access tripadvisor before setting out for a night in Otranto – and I regretted it! We ended up at La Pignata and it managed to ruin our only night in Otranto. The service was utterly slow. I had no problem waiting 10-15 minutes for a table. But then we waited 20 minutes to even order – even though the server went by our table umpteen times. Then it took about 40 minutes to get our food (thank goodness we only ordered one course): baked fish and fettucine with frutta di mare. When I got my pasta – the cozze were cold and most of the seafood was tasteless. It wasn't particularly busy - there were only 5 tables in our section - so I'm not sure why it was so slow and food so bad. When I think what we paid - and compare it to our incredible experience at Le Stanzie - this place is just not worth it.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Kassel, Germany
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“4 times great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

We have been 4 times in this cute little restaurant during our stay in Otranto, always choosing something different: pasta prepared in the local ways with strong cheese or sea urchins, fish in a salt crust, steak with mushrooms, sidedishes and antipasti, desserts,...and EVERYTHING was PERFECT, especially the fish! The team is very obliging and the service is great!

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2010

I went to this restaurant as walking past (within the Centro Storico) I saw they had medals of merit. The prices were a little above average but it was worth it. In fact, as I was trying not to spend too much I decided to only have a pasta dish (the most expensive on the menu) Linguine with scallops and red prawns 15 euros - it was wonderful. I also had a quarto litre of vino rosato (rose) for 5 euro - a very good wine. It was so good that I went back the next evening and again, only had one course. I had fillet steak with mushroom sauce, a side salad and quarto of vino again - that was about 26 euros and the fillet cooked perfectly and better than quite a few streaks I have eaten in London. This is a great place for a romantic dinner but I ate her alone and felt very comfortable (single woman).

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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