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Via Bolzano, Santa Maria di Leuca, Castrignano del Capo, Italy
+39 0833 758238
07:00 - 02:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Friendly service and quickly seated outside in a shady area shielded for the direct sunshine. Views are nothing special as the building next door is being demolished - ha ha - but concentrated on the food. The small town densest eem to have much choice out of season, so we chose this place from 3 others. It was fine. One... More 

Thank jeffbanksUk
Bucharest, Romania
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126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We've been there for lunch, we took some pasta and some steaks. There were good, correct dishes but not impressive. The setting was nice and overall an ok experience but I wouldn't return.

Thank domnitarugina
The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic raw fish and shrimps. The rest was less impressive, but I should add that we did not have primi nor secondi. Excellent white wine.

Thank Jacques G
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19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I have been here and ate "gamberoni al sale". Were very good but for sure you need also an antipasto or primo to eat. The prices are different from the ones they wrote on internet( their site) To mention also that they have mainly raw fish so read before the reviews and the menu. The stuff and services are excellent,... More 

Thank Alexa M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The red wine is fantastic. The staff is friendly but the communiction was a little bit difficult :) We were here second time and we were not disappointed. I recommend to everyone.

Thank edinalovonyak
Lisbon, Portugal
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The meal was tasty, the staff was nice but the service a bit slow in my opinion, also didn't bring the dishes combinations at the same time. The restaurant looks nice inside. We enjoyed.

Thank JoaoR0ch4
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice food and staff very friendly, the fried seafood platter was very nice and not too overpriced Worth the visit, try to book a table close to the beach becauSe the tables on the top of the hill are a little too hot in summer but still nice

Thank Juliana R
Orlando, Florida
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280 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 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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121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
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 0833 758238

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