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Il Rifugio della Buona Stella

Via Prato 28 | Situato Nel Centro Storico a Pochi Passi Da Porta Napoli, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 181 0511
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“meatballs” (6 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Via Prato 28 | Situato Nel Centro Storico a Pochi Passi Da Porta Napoli, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

U give 9 of 10 scale for restaurant in Lecce. Great taste and cuisine. Fresh fish and sea food after 16 every day. Kind waiters and very relaxing atmosphere. I have been at many places in Lecce but that is my favourite.

1  Thank Nikolay Y
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I almost regret having to say it is so nice, because they will soon be overwhelmed with customers.... you can find a lot of locals eating there and this means they are quite good. Try the orecchiette di grano arso. They are really good. Excellent...More

Thank 648giovannac
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here without a reservation about 8:30pm on a Sunday night because of the small crowd inside. This intimate restaurant has only one server so patience is a necessity. We sampled the seafood salad of shrimp, calamari, & octopus as well as the...More

Thank JimSTL1021
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Maybe it was because of the dishes we chose but generally the cuisine at Rifugio della Buona Stella does not look light. We tried mix of fried appetizers, fried squids and dish typical of Apulia - mashed fave beans with wild chicory. Fried appetizers included...More

Thank KrisD_pl
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed some traditional Puglia dishes including orecchiette pasta with turnip tops and pasta with chick peas. The ambience was nice and the staff were friendly.

Thank BlueBeare
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you a looking for a genuine taste of Puglian cuisine whilst in Lecce, look no further than Rifugio della Buona Stella. The food was the best we ate during out stay in the city - delicious and simple. Staff were friendly in a relaxed...More

Thank eugene280
Reviewed 21 October 2016

At Rifugio della Buona Stella, the menu, the architecture and the service are very representative of what Lecce is all about. There is nothing pretentious about this comfortable trattoria. Most of the dishes are "tipico" of the region (fava bean puree, etc.). In fact, there...More

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very friendly Trattoria with excellent food, I went for the meat platter which is a very large mixed grill, very filling and excellent value.

1  Thank Clive A
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had an impromptu stop here after reading lonely planet guide. Friendly staff. Good food. Impressive surroundings. Not expensive. Recommended.

Thank JH1948
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Tucked away in one of the smaller streets in Lecce within easy walking distance of the main square lies " Il Rifugio Della Buona Stella" ( a reference to the original owners grandmother who was famous for her food apparently). An extremely atmospheric restaurant which...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:45
19:00 - 23:45
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19:00 - 23:45
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Prato 28 | Situato Nel Centro Storico a Pochi Passi Da Porta Napoli, 73100, Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: +39 0832 181 0511
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