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Il Vecchio Molo

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Piazza del Popolo, 4, 73026 San Foca, Melendugno, Italy
+39 348 297 6572
Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great menu full of imagination and interest, great wine list (go local I recommend ) and very fair prices. Lovely atmosphere a bit modern with soft lounge bar music and great view. You can't go wrong here !!!

Thank Bob H
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner with my partner. She had a pasta and I had the tuna. Delicious and beautifully cooked. A real treat! Would recommend to everyone!

Thank magicedars
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped on for a late lunch and were welcomed by the staff. I especially loved the frutti di mare gratin with the house salad. We had the five roses rose and have been ordering it ever since. Being so near the sea, with the breeze made it special. We will return.

Thank martino_wi
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Found this place open when all others closed, what a find; great food, great service, fantastic wine (local produce).

Thank Steve M
Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Very good food. Compares to local restaurants a little bit expensive but for north european standards still good prices. The food is very good and the staff is very professional It's not child friendly though.

Thank saartjeAlkmaar
Houston, Tx
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

This was a bit pricey for what you got, but the food was very good. Pasta dishes were very tasty. If the price was 10-15 Euros cheaper would be very good.

Thank Graham S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Visited for lunch on a recommendation and it does look impressive. Some Japanese style dishes that look impressive but fail to match up with flavour. Throw in some indifferent waiters and chunky prices and the clear verdict is that you can do much better.

Thank Loonbuster
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179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We met some friends here so there were 5 of us for lunch. The menu is in Italian so we used Google translate and TripAdvisor reviews to try to work out what was what. Plus some help from the waiters. We had the mixed antipasti x 3 and a seafood salad as starters. Way too much! We should have just... More 

Thank Womble422
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Not your ordinary typical restaurant. This place did the traditional 'friselle e pomodori' with a modern twist but pureeing the frise and stewing the cherry tomatoes. I was impressed with this non traditional approach and it was a nice setting for the mozzarella di bufala that was house on top. For entree I had the Artichoke, speck and sun-dried tomato... More 

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Paris, France
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

Went to this restaurant via Tripadvisor comments. Was disapointed. Service not good, we reserved and still had to wait 15min to get to our table. The waiters not so friendly and even seemed a bit agressive at some moments. The food is ok, nothing to get excited about. Can't say I had a memorable time, but definitely would not go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$43
Italian, Japanese, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Popolo, 4, 73026 San Foca, Melendugno, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Melendugno  >  San Foca
  • Phone Number: +39 348 297 6572

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