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“Original, outstanding food in Salento”
Review of Ristorante Re Sole

Ristorante Re Sole
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$45
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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“Original, outstanding food in Salento”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

You will find Re Sole on the way to Leuca, very close to the see, and make sure you stop there for a great, original, local lunch or dinner. The chef and the daughter Federica are great hosts. We had dinner twice there this summer. Restaurant specialties are a massive and massively good set of appetizers - spanning from oysters to mussels, from local specialties such as Tajedda (a cake with seafood and potatoes) to raw shrimps - and home made pastas (a must is the black one with seafood sauce). The proposed fish plates are great too. Make sure also to try "sarago al cartoccio" (a white fish cooked in the hoven with a special recipe).

Together with the outstanding quality of raw materials and recipes, the ambient is chilled and very nice, with tables overlooking a garden with olive trees. We enjoyed it there so much that we went back. We spent around EUR 25 with wine, very solid value for money.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Warpa
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English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
“absolutely excellent”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This was the first time we came to Italy and we must say that we have never eaten so well.
Great food, friendly and knowledgeable staff are the things that have amazed.
The dining room is cozy and the atmosphere is quiet, the music is relaxing and the owners are very pleasant and helpful.
We suggest to anyone who wants to enjoy the most of a dinner at the Italian Restaurant of excellence.

  • Visited July 2013
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Zürich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“the real tast of Salento with passion and love”
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Luigi never gets tired to serve us a great variaty of fresh and seasonal dishes.
During our time in Gagliano del Capo the Re Sole is the only restaurant we go out to eat. And this has several reasons: We feel always welcome and the uncomplicated but personal service makes us feel at ease. There is no need to study the menu. Starting with antipasti del mare e di terra fills the table immediately with over ten different and delicious starters. So everybody can pic what he prefers but usually each plate needs to be evenly shared because they all taste great. Most dishes have deep roots in the traditional local kitchen but are skilful and sometimes surprisingly seasoned. Even eating there often we never get tired of the starters because there are always new variations and daily specials.
Only who is very hungry will manage to continue with primo and secondo. But the decision what to focus on is difficult. On the one hand there is home made pasta only the old aunt was able to kook so tasteful. On the other hand there can be chosen between several fresh fish. Choosing one of Luigi's daly specials is a good advice because he likes to experiment and one can discover new tastes - always created from few but well chosen ingredients.
Not to be forgotten the home made pastry created by the son of Luigi that perfects each meal at the Re Sole.
We wish we could have them also at home. Thank you for the pleasure.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank LLeuenberger
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