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Ristorante Zia Fernanda

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Via XXV Aprile, 73028 Otranto, Italy
+39 0836 801884
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lunch with some friends. We had lunch inside since it was very hot outside. We started with some good bread and white wine suggested by the waiter. The food was amazing: I had an amazing risotto! The service and the staff was superb! Thank you!

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Thank smithjo700
Bagshot, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Family run restaurant (as many are in Otranto) and luckily the waiter spoke perfect English and helped choose our meal. We had dishes we had never eaten before - all perfectly cooked. Slightly more expensive than some restaurants we had eaten in - but certainly not over priced. We had a very good experience here and would recommend it.

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Thank Gill M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The meal that I had that night was excellent. I had a insalata di pesce and then I had spaghetti con le vongole. Even though the meal was somewhat simple, it was very tasty. You could tell that the fish was fresh. I would definitely suggest this restaurant to family and friends and would definitely go back.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Wanted a simple and tasty meal and enjoyed delicious lobster with freshly made pasta. The restaurant caters for large groups as well as smaller parties and couples. The service was helpful and efficient. The food was very tasty and the white wine accompanied the dish well. The waiter was very helpful and spoke good English so we had no problems... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We arrived, out of season and starving and were eventually greeted by a lady who apologised for her hands still being covered from making gnocchi. Good sign. The food was magnificent. Learning that we were vegetarian didn't phase anyone, plates of delicious vegetables were thrown together for us and were the best food we'd eaten in a week in Puglia.... More 

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London, U.K.
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

This was one of the few restaurants we found serving pasta e ceci (a hearty pasta and chickpea soup) in Otranto, which we'd heard was a local speciality and were keen to try. We were not disappointed and the mix of soft, fresh and crispy, fried pasta in the soup added a delicious extra dimension. We were also really impressed... More 

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Mosta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

We arrived on a baking hot afternoon.... The heat was so intense that we could barely breath! So we were looking for somewhere with a good air-conditioning system to cool down. We were greeted by Roberto who really did his best to make us feel welcome. One of my friends wanted a large mixed salad and he was more than... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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127 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014

Lovely spot on the outskirt of the old town to have lunch or dinner. Al fresco seating and indoor seating. If you do not speak Italian you're in good hands with the handsome waiter who learned his English in Amsterdam. Onr of the few places that has chicken--rooster really--served involtini. They have a really interesting appetizer: shrimp and finer served... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Food is not comparable with best restaurants in town but costs the same... Staff is kind and helpful, location is without scenery. I wouldn't go there again...

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Thank primozhoce
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

This place is kind of a tourist trap, but the biggest problem was the food was far, far too salty, to the point of being inedible. We aren't sure if this is normal for there or a fluke, or if we're just quite sensitive to salt but it was pretty bad.

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via XXV Aprile, 73028 Otranto, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Otranto
  • Phone Number: +39 0836 801884

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