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Via Giambattista del Tufo 10, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 242091
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
Closed now
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Sun 00:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 19:30 - 23:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:45
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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A dream to live and feel the local fresh food, a incredible ability to fusion ingredient with Art, beautifull and fantastic Staff. Antonio is a STAR IN FOOD and a fantastic PERSONALITY as CHEF. With my Whife i was there all my HOLLIDAY and i am so happy to send my FRIENDS and COLLEGA that understand what is food. ANTONIO... More 

Thank giuseppe m
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant 3 years ago on our first trip to Lecce. We fell in love with the ambiance immediately. The meal that followed was exceptional. Now, 3 years later, we chose to enjoy that same quality. We were not disappointed. La Torre di Merlino is beautiful, warm, and inviting. Our waiter was delightful, being very patient with our... More 

Thank Santina S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We tried the pizzas here on the recommendation of our host Giovanni and were very pleased that we did so. The restaurant is in a lovely quiet open space off a main walkway in Lecce old town and the white linen covered tables outside were a perfect place to eat drink and watch the world walk by. The pizza's are... More 

Thank tomandclareEngland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The first dinner we had here was outside on the terrace. I had veal cheeks that were so tender, they melted in my mouth. My wife had smoked salmon, which she also enjoyed. The next night we came back and ate pizza inside with a group of friends (they won't serve pizza outside). I had a quatro staggione, and it... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here on the last night of our fabulous week long cycling holiday. The restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel.To say it was disappointing is an understatement. The waiter was very abrupt with us, to the point of rudeness, and clearly is unhappy in his work. The bruschetta is nothing like anything you will eat anywhere in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Took the Lonely Planet recommendation and stopped here for lunch I had the cod tempura followed by the spaghetti with Norwegian butter and anchovies, my companion had their twist on bruschetta it's is different! Followed by their take on carbonara which was good. Our waiter was slightly harassed by needing to look after a group but was friendly and apologised... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Charming place to sit with a lot of small alcoves. Nice wine list. Friendly waiter. But our tasting menu was way too heavy, with no finesse whatsoever. Appetizers were good, but then we received a purée of favabeans: was like baby food, then linguine with chickpeas, then orecchiette with cream, then a lump of veal cheek with a thick brown... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Lecce is a disappointing town.The duomo,public garden and Roman amphitheatre are surprisingly boring, so we found this place to lift our spirits. The menu looked appetising, but what agony awaited the weary traveller. The mushroom souffle was a precooked brown sponge -like blob heated up and served in some weird custard, and tortellini filled with braised beef was undercooked ,the... More 

Thank tony r
Peebles, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

One of the hotel receptionists had booked a table for us but when we arrived, there was no table ready. Eventually we had one but then it took a long time for the waiter to take drink orders. Although the quality of the food was reasonable, we would not go back here.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Having tried 6 different restaurants in Lecce, Merlinos is our favourite thus far. The main restaurant is in the courtyard garden. The menu inside seems to be more casual. The food is exquisitely presented. It could hold its one with a one Michelin star restaurant in London. We had the scallops (with a contrasting sour cream sauce and sweet passion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$74
Italian, Fusion, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
00:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:45
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Giambattista del Tufo 10, 73100, Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: +39 0832 242091
ristorante di cucina italo francofona, con inflessioni mediterranee
non attrezzato all' accoglienza bambini

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?