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Il Rugantino

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Piazza Lama, Oria, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We waited almost an hour for our meal, including what we would consider simple first courses. This is possibly related to the festival at the time and the restaurant being full - but in our eyes still no excuse. At least let your customers know about the wait and let them decide if they want to stay or not. For... More 

Thank B B
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This was recommended by the owners of the villa (sounds like Nico260's review) but we came here one night for a casual dinner. The pizza was good (not great) but the rest of the food was excellent. I had the steak which was brilliant and the Tuna Steak was fresh and huge. Good Value, good food and a lovely setting... More 

Thank DrKazza
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

The tourist menu is very good, the ladies who cooked and served couldn't have been more charming and welcoming. Will certainly go again when we're next in the area.

Thank crispLondon
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015 via mobile

The reviews of this restaurant varied wildly, but it was came recommended by the owners of our villa so we thought we'd give it a try. Piazza Lama is on the opposite side of town to the main strip, and I liked the fact that it is quieter and more low key but still with tables outside. Service was friendly... More 

Thank Nico260
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

We stumbled across 'Il Rugantino' during a short stay in Puglia. A lovely welcome, and some comedy moments with our limited grasp of spoken Italian. However, the delightful owner soon realised we simply wanted to try some good quality local dishes and we took her recommendations. This was fulfilled in every way, with two wonderful seafood pasta dishes, and the... More 

Thank Paul J
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We had good food, but a long wait for any service, had to keep calling for things as no one bothered with us. The price was reasonable and the wine was good, but waited to order,then waited for drinks then waited for food,then waited for bill, we were there a looong time...shame as food was nice.

Thank Scissorsontour
Oria, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2010

Too die for!! I keep coming back with friends who visit and they all say the same, the "Crema di Tartufata" is more of a taste sensation than a pizza! I try to pace myself and only have it every 3rd time I go there (once a week is my "Il Rugantino" limit), and in between I very much enjoy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Lama, Oria, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Oria

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