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Da Gino

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Contrada Montevicoli 57b, 72013 Ceglie Messapica, Italy
+39 0831 377916
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Truro, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

What a find! We had the mixed antipasti for 2 and I thought they was never going to stop bringing dishes out! We must of had 20 different dishes, all were amazing. Gino was so attentive truly caring that you enjoyed the meal. Felt like a true family run restaurant. Oh I forgot to mention the gorgeous house red!

1 Thank Sam M
Paris, France
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Da Gino is famous for its vegetables.. and it is understandable! We had an antipasti for 2 (mainly vegetables and some cheeses), some grilled meat (lamb chops, sausage, porc), wine and one dessert of the day and a digestive for less than 50 euros... The restaurant was full but Gino was taking care of all the tables with the same... More 

Thank MC S
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Having dinner at Gino's is experiencing the real tastes of Puglia terriotry. From the entry to the last dish we appreciated the ingredient genuineness. WE had an abundant entry with lot of herbs and typical region products. THe orechhiette with porcellana were incredible. Everything is served with accuracy and attention to the hosts. Good job to Gino and his wife... More 

Thank Gaia P
United States
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219 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

so this was sort of a weird experience. Our airbnb host called his dentist for a recommendation for restaurant and he suggested this and then up and made us a dinner reservation. Meanwhile I had a recommendation for what turned out to be an amazing-looking restaurant also in this town, so I wanted to dine there for dinner, so we... More 

Thank jenny g
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We found Ristorante da Gino by chance and well after lunch time as we were driving along the outskirts the beautiful town of Ceglie Messapica. We walked in and asked if it was possible to eat something being so late and Gino the owner graciously welcomed us in. The place has a beautiful verandah with great views of the town... More 

1 Thank Elisabetta H
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We received a warm welcome when we visited for supper on a cold and wet March evening. Gino and his staff were very helpful and provided a great selection of food, starting with first class antipasto. Everything else was delicious as well. The open fire with flames leaping up the huge chimney created a cosy and warm atmosphere. Although it... More 

Thank Victoria R
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This dinner was a pleasant surprise. The owner and staff were very accommodating on a quiet evening. We went with their suggestion of mixed antipasti and it all tasted great. Fresh and local. Lovely pugliese wine selection. They also were great with gluten free requests.

1 Thank Tony V
Atlanta, Georgia
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191 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We were staying in Ceglie and on our way back to our trullo when we decided to turn in and see if we could get lunch. We were the only non Italians in the place, and it was fairly busy on a weekday late lunchtime in September. The owner was very nice, recommended the antipasti, and those were wonderful -... More 

Thank touchofeurope
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We visited this restaurant because of the positive reviews on trip advisor. I wish we had not. The restaurant was busy and with only two staff and the owner serving service was appallingly slow and disinterested. We were given one menu between five and persuaded to have the anti pasti which was just average. We then waited and waited but... More 

1 Thank Andre R
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258 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

We were excited to try another one of the many restaurants in Ceglie Messapica and this one was chosen by one of our friends who had read the reviews on Trip Advisor. The huge open windows and pine table and chairs gave it its charm but that was were it ended. The antipasta was pushed on us without really letting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Montevicoli 57b, 72013 Ceglie Messapica, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Ceglie Messapica
  • Phone Number: +39 0831 377916

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