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Ristorante La Ficarigna

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Via Grazia Deledda 2, 73040 Specchia, Italy
+39 0833 535398
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Zurich, Switzerland
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The interior and terrace are both beautiful. Food is also good and reasonably priced. We saw a lot of people eating a parmigiana spaghetti w brandy, which they cook in front of the guest... Wonder if that's good..

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Specchia, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Always a favourite when coming to Specchia. Attentive service, delicious food, fresh and well presented, all in the beautiful surroundings of Specchia's countryside. A must.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Three things you must do before you die: go to Specchia and eat the following in La Ficarigna - the crustcean ravioli, the pasta with spinach and bechamel with a walnut sauce, and the steak. This is one of the best places I've ever eaten. And I've eaten in a lot of places!

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Chesieres, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

Average Italian restaurant. good food but nothing that stands out. Huge brightly lit restaurant with many busy staff. Obviously very popular.

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Chicago, Illinois
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160 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

A friend had suggested this place to me a few years ago and told me about the pasta served from the grana cheese form. I had always wanted to try it, especially because my friend knows good food, but since Specchia is a trek from my house, I never made it, until this past June. I did order their house... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013

This locally well rated restaurant was quiet on the evening we visited and service was quick and efficient. Internally the decor is quirky and kitsch and with so few diners the atmosphere was flat. The food from a fairly limited menu was, though, exciting and original. The renowned pasta flambé prepared next to our table was an exercise in culinary... More 

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Lecce, Italy
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2013

I have been to this restaurant several times, so I tried different things, and can tell without doubt that everything is very tasty there... My favorites are: their specialty 'pasta flambe', which is not only a meal, but also a show, as they make it in front of your table, another pasta I am crazy about is 'agnolotti with ricotta... More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2012 via mobile

This is definitely one of best restaurant in the area. Food is well prepared and nicely served and you can taste the typical things and flavours of Puglia in a slightly more sofisticated way of cooking. Service was good and polite and we didn't have to wait too long, though it was not a very crowded night. We had dinned... More 

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sebastopol, ca
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245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

Best dish ever!! Our masseria owner recommended this place and mentioned the 'pasta flambe'. We thought it was kind of a gimmick that they flambe cheese. However, we ordered one to share and then absolutely had to go back and have it again 2 days later!! They flame a huge wheel of grano padano cheese. This softens it, so they... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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116 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

I arranged a dinner for 25 people here with the goal to let my guests taste great food, wine and have a great experience. The owner helped me put together a price worthy menu and served absolutely delicious food. Everything was served on time, together, more food than we could eat and the personnel was really nice. I strongly recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$43
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Grazia Deledda 2, 73040 Specchia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Specchia
  • Phone Number: +39 0833 535398

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