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Trattoria Portolano

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Riviera Cristoforo Colombo 71, 73014, Gallipoli, Italy
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2016

we were staying in a hotel in Gallipoli ,Italy and on the 2nd night found this fantastic fish restaurant overlooking the port near our hotel.inside the restaurant is immaculate ,clean , and different.The owner franco greeted me and my wife and recommended some of the dishes which were superb ,he also recommended a local Puglia produced wine at 8.00 euros... More 

Thank 395dean
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227 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Although we visited in November and were the only couple in the Trattoria it was still a great place to visit. We were welcomed by the owner or manager who explained the menu and couldn't have been any more helpful The food, wine and service were great and we look forward to returning again next year A presto !

Thank JohnHRugby
San Clemente California
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166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

been in Italy for three weeks and this was the best meal I had so far. The pasta with seafood was delicious, the waitress pleasant and warm and the proprietor welcoming! It was not busy and we felt welcomed and happy for the good meal. Fresh, tasty and good!

Thank DonnaKarson
Vienna, Austria
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

As you come from the Gallipoli beach, as you come up the steps this is the first restaurant you see. The view is great (but then again there are many other restaurants around that have the same great view), so you may be tempted to try it out. Don't. The food is average, the service rather poor and the prices... More 

Thank GeorgeM_vienna
Colchester England
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Great town good location but that's where it ends for this restaurant. Menu limited which if the food is good is not a problem but this was not the case. The starter was huge chunks of batter but no trace of calamari or prawns. The main pasta meal which was supposed to be fish based was tasteless in the extreme-.we... More 

Thank ourworldtour
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This is the first restaurant you see when you come up the steps from the port parking. The food is basic and some of it is smothered in sauce that according to my 19 year old daughter made it inedible. I had a nice swordfish steak but the rest of the meal was poor.

Thank Threejs2014
Rome, Italy
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Is a good restaurant. better to call it a "trattoria" ( though elegant enough): very good pasta dishes and fish cooked in the local way .It overlook the sea that means a beautiful sight but also a windy corner. Unusual the way they cut the grilled sea bass ( three/ four horizontal chops) but anyway foods is good and the... More 

Thank antonio i
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
Reviewed 16 July 2014

That was one the best see food I've ever had. All the food was fresh and tasty. Waitress were very great and fast and smiling. The restaurant is based in old part of the town next to the harbor and you can see sunset from the outdoor seating. I really enjoyed the evening, food and everything.

Thank Salaster
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 June 2014

Simple traditiobal local recepies with excellent fresch ingredients. In Gallipoli you cant go wrong with fresh fish catched minutes before right infront of this resturant. Great antipasti couples with home made seafood pasta. Had a memorable family celebration here and definetly a come back.

Thank Tulsishop
Gallipoli, Italy
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We were warmly welcomed by the owner who provided excellent recommendations of seasonal foods and specialty dishes of the day. As the weather was perfect we opted to sit outside and the array of dishes, both vegetables, seafoods and pasta were exceptionally fine and varied. The regional wines were also delicious.

Thank Happyvisitor884

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riviera Cristoforo Colombo 71, 73014, Gallipoli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Gallipoli

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