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“Lovely place for dinner”
Review of La Bella Idrusa

La Bella Idrusa
Ranked #48 of 156 Restaurants in Otranto
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We had a great time here - the staff were lovely as was the food! The pizza and fried calamari were so good, and we down them with some nice cold house white. Perfect for a summer's eve!

Thank trix910
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

For me a visit to Otranto without a meal at "La Bella Idrusa" isn't complete. Given the location, the prices are surprisingly low, pizzas are below 10Euros and they are huge. Not the best pizza ever, but definitely enjoyable and that combines with the harbour view, and the cheap prices, make the place a real attraction.

If you are after fish, seafood, there isn't much choice, but the cozze and frittura mista can be highly recommended. The frittura is made with a choice of different fish, calamari and prawns, very yummy.

Just be aware that they don't take bookings and an hour wait time is normal in summer. But then the piazza in front of the restaurant is a beautiful place to spend time, so who cares? Or come late around midnight, when it gets a bit more quiet.

Thank Natascha K
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Since it's always packed in the restaurant and people are in a line in front we arrived just before the opening at 7 pm. We tested the mussels, caprese salad and two different sorts of pizza, all great. Service and atmosphere are perfect.

Thank FrankogKari
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We went there twice since the pizzas are huge and very tasty, cheap / excellent quality at a low price

Thank Sven W
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

right beside the entrance to the old town center, close to the park and the promenade, La Bella Idrusa is in a well chosen spot for a restaurant. it opens at 7pm. at 7.05pm its usually full and a queue is forming which continues all evening.
There is a great buzz about the place, plenty of staff, no delays.
we ate there twice, and were glad to, although we weren't all that adventurous. we had calamari, salads and pizzas. wine and beer.
we had to bring away some pizza on the first night. great value. €40 for two meals was ok, i think.
if you want to eat early, try to get there at about 10 mins before they open, because they will start taking names then.

Thank maczi
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