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“Very Welcoming”
Review of Da Gino

Da Gino
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We received a warm welcome when we visited for supper on a cold and wet March evening. Gino and his staff were very helpful and provided a great selection of food, starting with first class antipasto. Everything else was delicious as well.
The open fire with flames leaping up the huge chimney created a cosy and warm atmosphere.
Although it was a quiet evening in the restaurant, this was one of our most enjoyable meals because the staff made a genuine effort to give us a nice time and the food was excellent.

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Thank Victoria R
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

This dinner was a pleasant surprise. The owner and staff were very accommodating on a quiet evening. We went with their suggestion of mixed antipasti and it all tasted great. Fresh and local. Lovely pugliese wine selection. They also were great with gluten free requests.

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1  Thank Tony V
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We were staying in Ceglie and on our way back to our trullo when we decided to turn in and see if we could get lunch. We were the only non Italians in the place, and it was fairly busy on a weekday late lunchtime in September.

The owner was very nice, recommended the antipasti, and those were wonderful - very varied with some things we hadn't had yet in the area. Enough for a meal really.

We did have a second course of orecchiette with wild greens they gather in the fields (they call them volunteer vegetables!), and the owner then brought us a dish of the fava puree which we hadn't had yet either.

We were stuffed and really didn't want dessert but they gave us a small piece of a delicious cake. Coffee and enough energy to stumble back and spend the afternoon by the pool, is about all we could manage.

Lovely place.

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Thank touchofeurope
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We visited this restaurant because of the positive reviews on trip advisor. I wish we had not. The restaurant was busy and with only two staff and the owner serving service was appallingly slow and disinterested. We were given one menu between five and persuaded to have the anti pasti which was just average. We then waited and waited but our orders for primi were not taken. Having to go and ask for additional menus was the icing on the cake. Forty five minutes later we all stood up and left. The owner was not interested about our concerns, but was very happy to take our money . Very average food and terrible service. There are much better places to go and eat good food in this town.

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1  Thank Andre R
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

We were excited to try another one of the many restaurants in Ceglie Messapica and this one was chosen by one of our friends who had read the reviews on Trip Advisor.
The huge open windows and pine table and chairs gave it its charm but that was were it ended.
The antipasta was pushed on us without really letting us discuss what we wanted to eat, but we thought we would go along with it and there would be something for all of us to eat. Boring, bland and tasteless food, a real shame. With the wine we asked for a well known name which was not available, fair enough. We asked to see a wine list and were given just 2 choices.
After finishing our antipasta it was 20 minutes before someone came to the table for our order, we were given just one menu between 5 people, the waiter didn't want to wait for us all to choose and said he would come back. He didn't bring any other menus so we eventually got up and found some more from another empty table. After another 15 minutes wait we decided did not want to be kept waiting anymore and got up to leave. The owner came over, we explained why we were unhappy (we speak Italian) and there was no offer of apology for the wait or reduction in the bill. The bottled water was brought to us already opened and I would take a guess as to say the bottles are just topped up from a larger source. The Coca Cola came to the table as did the wine un-opened!!
Such a shame.

1  Thank The_1st_Lady
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