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Il Villino

Via Umberto I, 73020 Santa Cesarea Terme, Italy
+39 0836 944202
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible15%
2 weeks ago
“Nice place but a shame about the staff”
18 Sep 2016
“Marvellous view from terrace”
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
££ - £££
Via Umberto I, 73020 Santa Cesarea Terme, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is lovely with nice terrace and sea views. The meal was nice if rather on the expensive side, the only downside being served hot food on cold plates - lazy practice. The evening was spoilt by a surly waiter who was presumably filling...More

Thank Henryshayman
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The main restaurant inside looks like a north London wedding venue, so make sure you reserve a table on the terrace overlooking the sea. The menu is typical southern Puglia, various pasta with seafood , but is not outstanding. In fact the menus in Puglian...More

Thank tony r
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

we read the reviews which were poor so werent going to try it but they had opened a new quick snacks type restaurant upstairs so thought we'd try it as it was under new management. we waited almost one hour with young kids for a...More

Thank stantheman2
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

No signage made this difficult to establish as the hotel we booked, we relied on the picture of the hotel. Amazing place very grand beautifully appointed. Nice spa tub and sun beds. Some difficulty in getting a drink in the evening because there were very...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 23 July 2016

The restaurant has a nice terrace above the sea. They have a good variety of see food and a good wine card. Prices are accessible and the staff was kind and helpful.

Thank Tiinnaa
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

I hate writing negative reviews but I feel that people need an accurate impression. Also I hope that the restaurant reads and takes note. We arrived and sat on a table near the balcony. Stunning location with amazing views. We were ignored until an Italian...More

1  Thank Maria B
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Although the title of this post may sound a bit exaggerated, we can promise you : do not got to "Il Villino" (Santa Caesara de Thermes). While it enjoys a quite exceptional location (balcony on the sea) and a seemingly nice interior, this is all...More

1  Thank OlivierOli
Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has the most spectacular view and is a magical spot to stop along the Coast. I had a drink there and chatted to the owner Giuseppe who was extremely friendly and accommodating. Next door is the wonderful moorish villa which seems to rise...More

Thank Tamara107
Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Attracted by the breathtaking view, I decided to eat with my wife in this place for lunch. From a distance it even looked quite okay. After sitting down, within 5 minutes I was convinced that I've made a mistake. The waiter was uninterested, the menu...More

2  Thank Rene1111111
Reviewed 17 June 2013

Great view from the terrace, probably one of the best in the region. However, almost a masterpiece to serve such low quality food in a region of high quality food. To illustrate: ordinary Emmentaler cheese on a plate they sell as "Antipasti all'italiana" or insalata...More

4  Thank Thomas H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Umberto I, 73020 Santa Cesarea Terme, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Santa Cesarea Terme
  • Phone Number: +39 0836 944202
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