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Osteria Il Poeta Contadino

Piazza Castromediano Sigismondo, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 392 540 2344
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“peas” (3 reviews)
“old town” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00 Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Piazza Castromediano Sigismondo, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Sitting outside on Piazzetta Castromedianod is very relaxing. The menu for lunch at Osteria il Poeta Contandino offers a nice variety and we enjoyed our lunch of two different local pasta specialties. Convenient location and a nice ambiance.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James H
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

This is what happens when you don't check in with your trusty TripAdvisor friends who could have warned you.... First of all the service was shockingly slow. It's not high season, there wasn't a queue and I'm quite a patient sort, but I should have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Johnny C
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

After being recommended this restaurant by the hotel, I was excited to taste some typical food of the region. As the waitress said to the Italians at the next table who complained about the food (not realising I speak Italian), the food is geared towards...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Lovely location, great service (which is quite rare in Lecce) and food also very good, especially home made pastas. Surprisingly this was one of few places where I enjoyed the overall experience of dinner. A must go if you are in Lecce old town and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank otom309
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

I like the location, I like the atmosphere, we enjoyed really much the food (lil bit less the parmigiana, but the rest was superb!). The staff is nice and attentive. We eat soooo much.. nice, nice, nice 😊 I will definitely go back.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Maria E
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Warm welcome and help to get a table when we arrived. Lots of staff serving and helping out to make sure guests are all ok. We sat outside on the terrace in the square. Nice little square with some other restaurants as well so nice...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank TheFoxies
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We loved this restaurant! Food and food quality is great and the staff is attentive and helpful. I left off 1 star because they rush you out of there a bit. Awesome location, service and food though.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank stephanies414
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Visited on 1st August with my family. Reheated and extremely poor quality food. Completely inauthentic. Really terrible. Avoid.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rockall_10
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Nice location, good service. We weren't too hungry so shared 3 small dishes which was enough and very tasty. We liked the sweet and sour aubergine in particular; probably wouldn't order the pasta with chick peas again. Nice wine by the carafe, very affordable

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank MancTony405
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Value for money and flavour, this has to be the best we have had so far. Yes you can have your walled garden intimate dinners which are in themselves wonderful. However a central a central establishment opening onto a square with homemade food and carafes...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Ianrw62
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Castromediano Sigismondo, 73100, Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: +39 392 540 2344
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