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Poesia Restaurant and Bar

Piazza del Mare, 3 | incrocio via Puccini/via Isonzo, 73026 Roca Vecchia, Melendugno, Italy
+39 328 472 9923
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
4 weeks ago
“Delightful Seafood Tapas”
5 weeks ago
“Wonderful, genuine and fresh”
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Piazza del Mare, 3 | incrocio via Puccini/via Isonzo, 73026 Roca Vecchia, Melendugno, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled on this little gem after a recommendation to drive down the coast to Roca for the views & a swim. From the outside Poesia doesn't let on how good the food is. We had a selection of tapas and loved everything, beautifully presented although...More

Thank Claire O
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

High quality food, prosecco and local craft beer. We really appreciated the host's personable treatment and advice on which tapas to take - the large (and rare) violet shrimp from Gallipoli were a highlight! A truly good time in a very pleasant location right by...More

Thank Krystian H
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled upon this beachside restaurant our first night in Roca Vecchia. Great seafood and service. Thoroughly enjoyed dining outside in the patio.

Thank Bianca E
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Simple yet thoughtful and stylish restaurant in quiet residential square. We went in the evening and were welcomed by the helpful and enthusiastic staff. I have to eat gluten free and they quickly took this on board and fetched the young chef who turned out...More

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Poesia Restaurant and Bar was a wonderful surprise! If you’re looking forward to avoiding over-crowded touristic places and you really want to go local atmosphere and excellent food, don’t hesitate and give this hidden gem a chance. The food quality was excellent, we were welcomed...More

Thank Carlo B
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Cibo di ottima qualità, birra speciale, buone porzioni ed entrè di benvenuto con spumantino! Tapas da provare! Gentilissimo e molto disponibile il personale! Delicious food fresh fish and quality brewed beer! The waiters are really kind and will advise you what to order and what...More

Thank Maddalena R
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

The service at the restaurant was great. You get some good appetizers and prosecco to start with. The seafood was very good. Would recommend to go!

Thank Fanny N
Fabio13131313, Proprietario at Poesia Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you very much! We hope to see you again in our restaurant.

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

Found this via TripAdvisor and it turns out all the reviews are on point. Freshest of seafood. Delicious recommendations we wouldn't typically choose. The tapas (raw prawns / cooked prawns with aubergine flan / fish croquettes) were knockouts. Ravioli with scampi was a standout -...More

Thank Ashley D
Fabio13131313, Proprietario at Poesia Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thank you very much, we're very happy and hope to see you again! :D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 17 - USD 46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza del Mare, 3 | incrocio via Puccini/via Isonzo, 73026 Roca Vecchia, Melendugno, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Melendugno  >  Roca Vecchia
  • Phone Number: +39 328 472 9923
  • E-mail
Little restaurant and bar in a beautiful bay of Roca Vecchia, near the famous "Grotta della poesia" (grotto of poetry). It is specialised in natural food: fish, seafood but not only. Menu for vegetarian and vegan people and for kids. Cocktail bar with a selection of craft beers, coffee and ice creams
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