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Il Cantico dei Cantici

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews seafood snapper roasted vegetables langoustines beef tartare spaghetti burrata old town historic city great lunch delicious food nice location sea urchins main dish local wine centre
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Stumbled upon this place for lunch, it wasn’t our first, or even second choice, however it seemed popular so that we would give it a go – and glad we did! Seating outside on this very pleasant historic street in the center of the old...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 224adriano
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Cantico dei Cantici, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you so much for the review. Our location is a little gem in the historic center of Otranto, we are happy you enjoyed it. And we are pleased that everything that has been ordered has also been greatly appreciated. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We stopped for a drink opposite this restaurant and decided to go in after seeing the dishes being served; we weren't disappointed and came back twice for lunch. The food was amazing as well as the selection of wines. The staff were so nice especially...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Cantico dei Cantici, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2018

Stephanie. Thanks for the nice review. Knowing that you have not disappointed for us can be enough. We hate to disappoint customers and in your case, as in many other cases, this has not happened. We are still waiting for you if you come back...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Otranto not a big place, and the old town especially is tiny, but there are plenty of restaurants. On one of the main (medieval) intersections, this place is great for people watching and minutes from the main attractions (both of them). Local fish headlines and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Cantico dei Cantici, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you, dear customer. We are happy that the food served you loved it and that Otranto also surprised you with its historical characteristics. Thanks for the compliments addressed to the staff and come back soon. Il Cantico dei Cantici, Otranto.

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Me and my family enjoyed the meals we have in cantico dei cantici I eat salad and three tartare which was fantastic the location was beautiful and the staff was very nice and preparated, we will come back for sure

Date of visit: September 2018
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Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Cantico dei Cantici, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

We are very pleased that you liked the tartare and that you liked our location too. Thanks for the compliments addressed to the staff. We are waiting for you next time. Best regards Il Cantico dei Cantici, Otranto

Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Simply the best restaurant in Otranto! Staff is polite and helpful! The burrata is amazing and so is the pasta! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Cantico dei Cantici, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for this review. Knowing that we are for you the best restaurant in Otranto is a wonderful compliment. Thank you for recommending us. See you soon. Il Cantico dei Cantici, Otranto.

Reviewed 29 August 2018

The ambiance, people watching, service and food - all fantastic reasons to eat in this restaurant. However, when it really comes down to it, it is the burrata that is out of this world. Beautifully presented with local roasted vegetables and a slight hint of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Cambinski
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Cantico dei Cantici, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

Thank you for this so positive review. We are happy to read your satisfaction and to feel the enthusiasm of being in a memorable place. Thank you for choosing our restaurant and see you soon. ll Cantico dei Cantici, Otranto.

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We had a nice first dish, simpel but good. The wine for 22 euro a bottle was very very good! But than the main dish came. We both asked for the salmon, one well done and one medium. They Made a mistake to make it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bram90
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Cantico dei Cantici, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2018

Thanks for the review. We are sorry for the inconvenience. It can happen in days of excessive turnout of customers. We believe that you have appreciated the quality of the proposal anyway. We hope to see you again soon. Il Cantico dei Cantici, Otranto.

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch and had the most amazing dorada on grill - the catch of the day, super fresh and delicious!!! Accompanied by vegetables and fresh salad, both very-very tasty. Super friendly stuff and very fast and attentive service. Coffee at the end was divine!...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank propashchenko
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Cantico dei Cantici, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Dear customer, thank you for this review. We are happy that the catch of the day has satisfied you and that you have appreciated the friendliness of the service. Come back to us if you come back to Otranto. Greetings from all the staff Il...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Tables were available so we stopped for an evening meal. The food was high quality and well presented. The person who made our meal extra enjoyable was our waitress Andra, who did a fantastic job of explaining the menu and advising on the various dishes...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Maturesontour
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Cantico dei Cantici, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad that all the food served you liked and that you noticed and emphasized the high quality of food. Come back soon to visit us if you come back to Salento. Il Cantico dei Cantici, Otranto.

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here on our first night in Otranto and based on the reviews, our expectations were high. We were however a little disappointed. My husband had the salmon pasta which was almost tasteless. Our daughters’ tuna was however very nice. I don’t remember what...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Filotte
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Il Cantico dei Cantici, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Dear customer, we're sorry to read your comment. Not so much for the vote assigned to us, but for your words in which you say that we have disappointed expectations. We try to do the best we can to satisfy everyone and often we succeed....More

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