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Trattoria Picalò

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 20/12/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/12/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$18 - US$41
Mediterranean, Grill, Apulian, Southern-Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really loved this place. Food, service and drinks were spectacular. Also it is reasonably priced. Would hundred percent recommend. Will come back soon! Thank you!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

We are staying in this village and decided to eat locally tonight. Lovely walk and sat in the local square at Trattoria Piccola. We had some really good food and wine. Treated ourselves to a hot chocolate pudding to finish the meal which was delicious....This restaurant is run by a young man who is very welcoming and helpful.More

Date of visit: July 2019
rizzelli, Proprietario at Trattoria Picalo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2019

thank you 🙏

Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

Spend a couple of months every year in the Salento region and Picalo is one of the best experience I’ve had. Right in center at the square you eat so good local food at a fraction that it would cost elsewhere. Don’t miss it.

Date of visit: July 2019
rizzelli, Proprietario at Trattoria Picalo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2019

thank you so much 🙏

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

What a nice restaurant !!! Food was delicious and the service excellent.The stuff super friendly and the atmosphere was fantastic . Well done guys!!

Date of visit: July 2018
rizzelli, Proprietario at Trattoria Picalo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

thank you robert! see you soon

Reviewed 22 July 2018

The restaurant in a small town of Spongano has outside seating in the piazza in summer, where you can see the locals gather at night and the locals can watch the tourists. The menu is both in English and Italian, and the food was average...for the price we paid. Pros - quick service and English menu with local food. Cons - plastic chairs with paper tablecloth, peppers and salt in paper bags, we did not always get the dish we ordered. If you like a fine dining experience, this place is not for you.More

Date of visit: July 2018
rizzelli, Proprietario at Trattoria Picalo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Hi and thanks for your review. We are a trattoria not a fine dining. Here you Can have an homemade and handcraft experience and making you feel at home without any kind of bling bling. We use paper table cloth and plastic chairs because we...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

You can sit outside on a big ground where you can enjoy really delicious food. All main dishes are between 8-15€

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived early (no one eats earlier than eight) and the owner quickly put out the tables in the square while we all waited. Great antipasto as you would expect in puglia, all from local produce. My pasta of burrata ravioli with sea food was...exceptional. All for a very reasonable price - fantastic!More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Spongano is a lovely town and this place is right in the centre with tables in the main square. We ate here three times because it was very close to our accommodation. The menu is limited but the food was always good and it was...also very good value. Friendly waiters and just a really nice atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We sat in this small square on a quiet Friday night - and ate delightful regional food. The staff were very accommodating (of our fussy kids) and suggested dishes. Also worth noting that they speak reasonable English - however, this place doesn't feel at all...like a tourist trap Only negative - their house rose wine would have been better used as a salad dressingMore

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Very welcoming family restaurant open mainly for Dinner only. Excellent value 4 course menu for €20.00 with good range of local dishes, wine list short but good value. Service friendly and place has warm friendly atmosphere

Date of visit: September 2015
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Yes, Trattoria Picalò offers takeaway services.

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

Trattoria Picalò is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5