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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/08/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/08/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$6 - US$18
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

We had a great time. The pizzas were great value and delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive despite our lack of Italian. Would recommend!!!

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 7 August 2019

Great time !!! We tried several times Quattro Formiaggi and it was perfect! And people who are working there are very kind and smilie, Very cool and fun team. Visiting I was a lot together in 2017 and 2018. I love you

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

We visited this place multiple times during our stay. The waiter was particularly helpful and would serve us with his favourite pizza each night, which was something different for each person each night! Brilliant pizza and hospitality!

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Fantastic Pizza in great al-fresco setting. All the staff are very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Our group have been several times during our Salento stay

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

This is the best pizza we have found in Poggiardo so far! If you are smart, you will tell Walter if there’s anything you *don’t* like and then just let him choose a pizza for you!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We tried several times Quattro Formiaggi and it was perfect! And people who are working there are very kind and smilie

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Walter welcomed us warmly in this beautiful pizzeria in well preserved Poggiardo 8 km from the coast. Nice surprise : gluten free hemp pizza was available and also lactose free mozzarella. I had already had gluten free pizza in other place . Very bad results...On the contrary Walter gave me useful suggestions as to get the most delicious hemp pizza by blending tasty capocollo with mozzarella. Both gourmet pizza were excellent. We would recommend this place both for the pizza and the customer care. Grilled vegetables were well cooked and tasty. After the pizza we would also invite you to go for a tour in the historical center of POGGIARDOMore

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Walter, our waiter was very secure of himself ... and he was right ! The pizza made with "alternative dough" was just fabulous! I asked for a kamut dough pizza with sun dried tomatoes, porcini, grilled eggplants and squash cream, my partner ordered a canapa...based dough with capocollo, bufala and tomatoes and loved every bite! Perfette! Walter and the other waiters were courteous and polite, but mostly eager to share the "gems" the exist in their surroundings ! To come back immediately ! Great job, guys!More

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Just returned from 2 weeks in Poggiardo and visited Lievito Madre 4 times because their pizza was amazing. All the staff were very friendly and gave great service. Wish they did delivery to Bournemouth England 😀😃. Look forward to returning next year and visiting again!!

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I have eaten many pizzas in many different regions in Italy, that was one of the best. Ingredients of excellent quality, pizza well done and awesome taste, wide offer of beers, the staff was very friendly and efficient, but you have to be patient with...the pizza because they are not very fast. In any case, the pizza was so good that the wait was worth it.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lievito Madre

Yes, Lievito Madre offers takeaway services.

Yes, Lievito Madre offers delivery services.

Yes, Lievito Madre is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Lievito Madre is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4