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“Good Salento restaurant - It's the food that counts!”
Review of Torreantigua

Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Torre Vado
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Some traditional Salento dishes well-prepared:
Pepata di Cozze (Peppered Mussels) fresh and tasty but maybe a bit more pepper would have suited my own taste.
Grilled tuna alla Salentina, exceptional. This really is a dish to be tasted and on its own makes the trip here worthwhile.
Orecchiette alle cima di rapa (ear-shaped pasta with turnip tops). This typical local dish here in Puglia, even more so in Salento (the very tip of the “heel” of Italy below which the Adriatic and Ionian seas meet), was excellent with all the succulence of the greens maintained.
Wine very good (Negroamaro Piromàfor 2011 Cantina Valle dell'Asso) not cheap but well worth the money.
The place is somewhat “rough and ready” but frequented by locals as well as tourists, which is usually a good sign.

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Thank Derek J
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Having seen that this is the top rated restaurant in town on TripAdvisor we booked for our last night of the holiday with great anticipation, but actually, were rather disappointed. The restaurant was packed, and we were sat at the back of the upper section, rather than the top section that has the sea view. It was incredibly hot and stuffy, despite fans doing their best to get some air circulation, and there is no view this end.
The service was good despite it being busy, but the food when it arrived was distinctly average - the pasta sauces were bland and poorly seasoned, but not horrible. The veal was excellent. The prices are fair. If you do go, make sure you reserve a table in the front section where there is more breeze, but we had better meals in other restaurants in Torre Vado I am afraid.

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Thank KayKendall
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Francesca, her husband ..sorry forgot your name and the staff at Torreantigua looked after us exceptionally well, the food that we ate was excellent and the tuna, well I cannot even begin to describe how fantastic it is! The rooftop dining experience is a most for anyone visiting Salento or should I say Italy!

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Reviewed 2 June 2016

We headed here as it was highly rated; but alas on 31 May it wasn't open. Fortunately, everything seems to open up on 1 June, so we were back. We were shown to the terrace with sea views , and soon the pace was heaving with Italian families. - must be a good sign so they say. Lots of Salento specialities on the menu, which unsurprisingly , was seafood heavy. First delight was that the antipasto di casa was a plate of oysters and mussels and asolutely delicious. Other highlights were an excellent seafood tagliolini for two , an unknown but absolutely fresh grilled fish, and local swordfish. Less good was the lamb - but that's seafood places for you. Quality bottle of negromaro wine. Really nice staff but rushed off their feet. Highly recommended .

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Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I have traveled to puglia for the last two years. Between the wonderful food, sunshine and crystal water this is a fantastic place to pass your summer vaction. Letting our curiosity and appetite guide us we have been to the best beaches and had loads of great meals. However, in Torre Vado there is "torre Antigua" the Salento gem. This place is truly special and priced affordable. The best meal We had in Italy.  All I can say is that we ate there more than 5 times on two  1 week vacations. I would highly recommend making this place a dining priority. You will not be let down and will thank us later. Special thanks to Attilio and the great dining experience (especially with the crab spaghetti!!)

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