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Retro Gusto

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via Eula 7, 73028 Otranto, Italy
+39 320 777 6406
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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165 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

When you walk into Otranto and have parked at the big parking area in the town centre, you can't miss the place. Easy to find and parking around the corner. We had during a rainy day an "al fresco" place and what is better to have a good dinner whilst it is raining outside? the place offers good food, good... More 

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Thank Rene K
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel, we had a great meal at this very authentic Italian restaurant. Very little English spoken by waiters and most diners were Italians. All we had to do was let the waiter choose for us a seafood meal which was first class. Also great atmosphere and easy to think you are alocal.

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Thank Richard D
Bagshot, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We were recommended here by our hotel. The first time we came for lunch. The menu was all in Italian but both the owner and the waiter (both of whom were FANTASTIC) made up small plates of the best seafood dishes to have. I ordered some wine - but was recommended a better one and then to my delight it... More 

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Thank Gill M
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Every thing was perfect. The food is very good, fresh and tasty. The staff is polite and nice, they explain all the dishes. The price/quality is good. I would recomend it to everyone.

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Thank Zerina R
Pozzilli, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Decided to try lunch here on our way to visit the old town. We were drawn by the posted picture of prawns and pasta and disappointed that there was nothing like that on the menu. Our server was nice enough, but was involved with some locals. Explained we did not know enough about local seafood and he didn't really offer... More 

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Thank RLNBL
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Does it deserve the place that it holds I guess not. Food was average, staff - kind. Probably a lot of people are going there since it's close to the big parking place and the beach.. if you're just hungry and don't really care about your culinary trip not a problem.

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Thank Samek7
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Oh gosh... . Both my partner and I felt sick after eating there due to a strange tasting/smelling FILLED ZUCCHINI FLOWERS which were obviously microwaved. A shame On the positive side: welcoming service.

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Thank Julien A
Sweden
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A very popular restaurant, and you understand why after trying the food - it was lovely!! The staff were very serviceminded and arranged a special pasta (not on the menu) for our 7-year old. Well worth a visit, but reserve a table.

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Thank TiBra A
Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

We were out on a day trip to Lecce and Otranto and stopped for lunch in Otranto. We stopped at Retro Gusto for two reasons: it was full - mainly Italians, and did not look like a typical touristy place. We were not disappointed. The waiter was knowledgeable and friendly, the food was tasty (especially the sepia starter, delicious and... More 

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Thank Laura S
Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

It maybe a bit quirky and an all male bastion for waiters but the quality of the food is superb. Our waiter was also brilliant and it was service with a smile. We'll definitely be back - very good value.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: via Eula 7, 73028 Otranto, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Otranto
  • Phone Number: +39 320 777 6406

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?