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“Great meal”
Review of I Merli

I Merli
Ranked #148 of 583 Restaurants in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great meal”
Reviewed 11 April 2013

This is a very modern restaurant unlike many more traditionally decorated eateries in Lecce. The food was of a very high quality and quite delicious. Wine by the glass was also very cheap and good.

Visited April 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Exceptional”
Reviewed 3 February 2013

This is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. It's small, quiet, and the service is extraordinary. The food was excellent, a fine example of typical salentine cuisine, and the waiter was always there with some of the best suggestions regarding wine and dishes. The location of the restaurant is also brilliant, just off the main tourist section yet still only a minute from the centre of town.

  • Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Best in Lecce”
Reviewed 9 August 2012 via mobile

Unlike most of the regional restaurants which serve heavy and under-seasoned cuisine, I Merli is a sophisticated, modern take in local cuisine. Beautiful, air conditioned, appropriately lit small dining room off the town's main square. Fresh, fresh produce lightly cooked and not drowned in bad olive oil. Beautiful colors on the plate, world class seasoning, tastes and textures. Best in Lecce.

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Finalmente 5 * !”
Reviewed 14 July 2012 via mobile

After several long years it has been a joy to discover this jewel in the middle of Lecce. Excellent food, cooked to perfection, delightful wines and more importantly .......5* service. Discreet, classy, non- intrusive and knowledgeable - I had given up hope of ever finding style and service and a cuisine here - not any more! Thank you

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