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Donna Gina

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Via Calaporto 7/9, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 080 424 0914
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12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
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19:30 - 23:30
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Lansdowne, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious sea food. Raw and cooked shell fish. Spectacular presentation. Sit high above the sea - wonderful!!

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Thank Lucy K
Public_Relationship, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Donna Gina, responded to this review

Dear Guest, many thanks for your kind words and positive feedback. Looking forward to have you back again. Best regards More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had lunch here recently. We were looking for somewhere special with a nice view. This place was perfect. The view of the surrounding cliffs with the terraced houses perched perilously on top is stunning. We hadn't made an appointment but staff were still friendly and accommodated us with a nice table on the terrace. This is... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Four ladies ate here for lunch and had a great meal. Beautiful salads, seafood and pasta. the view of the water, with swimmer enjoying the beautiful day made for a memorable meal. The house white wine was lovely.

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Port Hope, Canada
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Overlooking the fjord and Adriatic, we had a gorgeous lunch here. Perfect waiter attention. SMILES all around. Pranzo was excellent al dente, and vino bianco from Salento was perfectly chilled for the salty September air. Suited also for larger groups, the terraced outside patio was just perfect. The Chef was "eccelente" in both presentation and flavour. Wow. A MUST TRY.

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Thank Mercury C
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Incredible meal with a fantastic view! This is a beautiful and must go to restaurant. It's in a wonderful location, with a really enjoyable town to walk round! The food was beyond delicious, I can't recommend this restaurant enough!

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Thank Emmahourican
Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great place for the romantic evening. Sea food was very good and fresh, you need to try it, but remember to book the table first! Otherwise you will sit inside which is also nice but when you choose the restaurant with terrace with a beautiful view why shouldn't you use that?! One of more expensive restaurants in Polignano.

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Thank Karolina P
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Food really good and the fish is quite expensive. They sell fish by Kilo, so you don't have a clear view of what you will pay at the end. As an example, I asked for 5 gamberoni alla griglia (Shrimps) and paid around 30 euro just for that. Shrimp risotto with lemon zest was delicious. However they made a huge... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Great place located in front of the postcard face of Polignano. The food was good, fresh fish and wide choice in the wine list. The service, on the contrary, a little so-so; never friendly, just executing orders and a little bit too sure of themselves. With some improvement on this front, this place could be terrific!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

What should have been a four out of five for food quality and location was degraded by poor staffing, except for two persons whom helped up with the menu and ettiquette of eating fresh fish! We ordered 200g of seabream each as we were told that the seabass could only be served between three persons. The fish was beautifully grilled... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

A group of us had lunch here on the outside terrace. It was delicious and reasonable focussed mainly on seafood. The fritura misto or mixed fried seafood was excellent with a light tempura-style batter. The best calamari I've had and the little fish are so sweet. A few days later we had dinner inside at Donna Gina. It was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Monday
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Saturday
12:30 - 15:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Calaporto 7/9, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Polignano a Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 080 424 0914
Description
Il Ristorante "Donna Gina",nato nel 1998,è il luogo ideale dove trascorrere momenti indimenticabili in uno scenario unico ed incomparabile.Delizie per occhi e palato,atmosfere magiche e gustosi piatti:è così che si può sintetizzare questo splendido luogo.Donna Gina abbraccia uno dei fianchi della Lsma Monachile a picco sul mare,l'angolo più suggestivo di Polignano a Mare,sicuramente uno dei posti in Puglia da non perdere.Un consiglio?Regalatevi una serata indimenticabile...

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