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Piazza Nazario Sauro 19, 73010, Porto Cesareo, Italy
+39 0833 569123
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
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19:30 - 00:00
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those restaurants where it is often difficult to get a table at busy times. A sure sign that the food is good. If sea food is your liking then here you will fin all your needs . Equally a limited number of meat dishes are available. Either are cooked to a high standard. If you struggle... More 

Thank Graytravellers
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

The fish was fresh but the overall quality of cooking was just average. A bit expensive compared to the average but in line with other very touristic locations.

Thank Saverio C
Tongeren, Belgium
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191 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Before leaving 19.00 in Brindisi I did a last trip from Taranto to the south east following the sea. I was in time for lunch at this very agreeable place. Although there are many tourists in this seaside town the food here tasted authentic, the portions were good, the price was right. I had a plate of raw seafood (oyster,... More 

Thank loeloe
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Fabulous seafood, fantastic spot, excellent wine, great service and very good value. What more could you want? We love this place and so has every one we have ever taken there.

1 Thank Travellingfoodie25
Barcelona, Spain
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Al Gambero is an obligatory visit if you are looking for a good dinner. The sea food was amazing; mussels were delicious also the grilled fish. All was fresh fish and it was very good cooked!! There is a terrace close to the sea where you can enjoy the lovely views. The waiter was so friendly with us, we recommend... More 

Thank Marta A
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Food and service were very acceptable. In combination with the view from the terrace it is a recommendable restaurant. We had lunch.

Thank Harry V
Turin, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2014 via mobile

Lovely food, fresh and taste fish. We had a wonderful lobster served in a pink rum sauce made by brilliant Salvo. I would also give my best compliments to cooking boys (Marco and Fabrizio).. At last but not least.. our table was by the sea..Al Gambero is an opportunity which we must make good use of and not allow to... More 

1 Thank jackfromthe
Peaks Island, Maine
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142 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I was surprised how good my two lunches hanpve been at Al Gambero this week after reading several of the reviews. The staff has been more than helpful and when they realized my limited Italian they made sure I was given a waiter who spoke English well. The carpaccio of swordfish was delicious as was the pasta with cozze.....however the... More 

Thank sealights99
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

The swordfish carpaccio was decent, the orecchiette with seafood was so-so, and the fried seafood plate wasn't very good. But the food was overshadowed by the terrible service. The waiters refused to take orders for the first course until our appetizers were served, and then again for the second course. This would make more sense if the food were prepared... More 

Thank fastspinecho
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2010

Staying in Italy over the New Year we happened upon the Al Gambero restaurant when we stopped to take a walk around the harbour at Porto Cesareo. It specialised in seafood, which is hardly surprising given its name and location however the atmosphere and the quality of the food were superb. From a fresh fish anti pasta starter, through prawn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 16:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Nazario Sauro 19, 73010, Porto Cesareo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Porto Cesareo
  • Phone Number: +39 0833 569123

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