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Il Brigantino

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Via Roma 26, 72018 San Michele Salentino, Italy
+39 0831 966466
20:00 - 22:30
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Sun 13:00 - 15:30
Sun - Sat 20:00 - 22:30
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

we visited with local friends in deep winter. a warm log fire and very Italian with very little English spoken. It is a fish restaurant and had 2 limited set menus for lunch only. Booking was needed as it was busy. We shared 3 menus between 4 and had a delicious 5 course lunch. No good if you don't like... More 

Thank xavier N
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had such great meals, the quality is suberb, really the level of a star restaurant. The drinks, Aperol Spritz Prosecco, Puglia wines were great. Congratulations!

Thank Marjan P
umbria, italy
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Recommended by our Masseria owner for an outstanding fish meal, we were totally satisfied...actually our experience went beyond our already high expectations. From the beautiful and original mise en place, to the warm and professional service, to the amazing quality, creativity and freshness of the fish and its striking presentation, we were extremely pleased. Sabrina, Carlos and Luca, a dedicated... More 

Thank geniuslo
Paris, France
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

We went there 4 times in 2 weeks during our vacation in Puglia! Should I had more!? We loved having fresh fish, great ceviche. Owner goes spear fishing everyday and cooks it in the evening! I highly recommend it!

Thank MC S
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271 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This restaurant is difficult to find as the name is engraved in the glass of the window, and in stone beside the main door. However, persevere, as it is really really worth the trip. (Keep going into San Michele and turn right just before the square at the flower shop in the left. The side of the restaurant is about... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We received a recommendation for this restaurant from the owners of the house we were staying in. Must be one of the best restaurants in the area if you like fish you will definitely appreciate il Brigantino in San Michele Salentino. We chose the tasting menu which meant we got to try several different courses with fish and shellfish prepared... More 

Thank Marcusorielius
Venice, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

Quality and original fish dishes impeccably crafted by the cook! Menu set offers a great chance to sample various dishes. Will be back!

Thank Zap31
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Four of us ate there on Friday 5th June and experienced a really great meal. Ordering prosecco the waitress suggested that we should have a local sparkling wine. Lovely and just €12 too. Carpaccio and cooked starters were delicious and the three types of pasta including black pasta with clams and mussels and pasta with octopus, artichoke and prawns were... More 

Thank Chairman_john
Waregem, Belgium
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014 via mobile

We were very delighted about the quality of the food and the fresh ingredients! Very warm welcome and outstanding service during the diner. Local people frequents this place very much! Do try it!

Thank Ali C
Little Dewchurch, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant. We sat outside where we were tended to wonderfully. The place soon filled up with locals, families, couples it was lovely to see. The owner speaks a little English but will try where possible. Definite ace to return to.

Thank Ali S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$53
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
13:00 - 15:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
20:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Roma 26, 72018 San Michele Salentino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  San Michele Salentino
  • Phone Number: +39 0831 966466
Il Brigantino offers the best sea dishes, typical of Puglia and South of Italy that are prepared in innovative ways. All products are fresh and the innovation in the compositions made us one of most renowned restaurants of the "Alto Salento". This will be the perfect place for dinners, professional meetings and small events.
In addition, the kindness of our employees will be at your service to advice you on the best wines and "spumanti" to match your dishes.
We will be happy to guest you and to meet your expectations.

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