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La Tavernetta

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Corso Vittorio Emanuele 30, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy
+39 080 430 6323
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 00:00
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Palermo, Italy
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Nice style trattoria with traditional food from Puglia. I appreciated the fact they serve a bruschetta while you wait for your main course. The appetisers were nice, same goes for pasta. Overall a nice experience

Thank GabrieleNoWorries
Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We ate here this fall during our Puglian vacation and have to say it was FANTASTIC! Definitely memorable not only because of the abundant and delicious food, but because of the great service! I can't recommend this place strongly enough, and would make a point of going again!!

Thank Maryla26
Munich, Germany
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We went there after an olive oil tasting following the recommendation of the owner. The place is easy to find and has a very nice and clean interior. We ordered Gnocci and escalope. We got some very nice bruschetta on the house to start with. Food and service was very good. If you are hungry exploring the old town the... More 

Thank James B
Cambridge UK
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Four of us had an excellent lunch in this small and welcoming restaurant. The hosts kindly explained the dishes in great detail, and even invited us to see the special Pugliese fornello they had used for slow roasting the meat. We had a good, reasonably priced local wine. Coffee and desserts were equally commendable.

Thank ClaireFairhaven
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Italian friends of ours from the U.S. who grew up in Martina Franca recommended this restaurant. Delicious food; many different types of antipasti and a variety of small local dishes to try were all wonderful. Variety of meats for the next course although the first course would've been enough for me. Primitivo house wine was excellent. Delicious lemon sorbet to... More 

Thank MSJ1
Williamsburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were thoroughly pleased with our lunch today. We shared some orecchiette, a veal chop and a mixed salad (house red wine and water) and I'm not even hungry for dinner. This was recommended by our B & B, La Volpina, and we were not disappointed.

Thank MaryDiSalvo
Céglie Messápica, Puglia, Italy
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Three of us went here for lunch. For two of us it was a first visit. The food was good quality and a good variety. The Polpetti (meat balls were rather strange inside apparently - I did not try them and there is comment about them on other feedbacks). Antipasto was very nice and typical of local cuisine. Two of... More 

Thank Don Giorgio M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Welcoming, brightly lit and seemingly popular with locals. We shared a lovely risotto to start which as others say was very nice. Had to wait 15 mins for it which is a good sign! Subsequent mixed grill was just ok. However the real disappointment was the meatballs' finely ground mealy things in a watery tomato sauce. Friendly staff, but left... More 

Thank LondoneastJames
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Lovely food, particularly the risotto. Good service and value for money. Right in the heart of the Centro Storico of Martina Franca.

Thank GillM991
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69 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Passing through Martina Franca in a rainy july day, a little ristorante saved our hunger and our clothes. Excellent food, made with passion (antipasti, pastas, the veal chop etc), a decent house wine and a good serving - that's all you can need from a Puglian cool lunch. Bravo!

Thank Flipendo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 00:00
12:30 - 14:30
20:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele 30, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Taranto  >  Martina Franca
  • Phone Number: +39 080 430 6323

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?