Giardino dei Tolomei Restaurant

294 reviews

Average price €50

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Air renewal system
Card payments accepted
Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Guest spacing 1m
Hand sanitizer for customers
Single use products on the table
Staff wearing masks
Temperature check at entrance
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Restaurant menu

Chef Giorgio Trovato
  • Average price €50 Special request

Dietary options

Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian dishes
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User photos

Lo spaghettone fresco cotto in fondo di crostacei, Battuto di gambero viola, polvere di wasabi e lime
Ombrina Con Caponatina
Gnocchetti alla zucca gialla
Tartarre di gambero viola
Polpo alla piastra e patate e tartare di gamberi rosso di gallipoli
Spaghettone in fondo di crostacei con battuto di gambero viola al lime, plancton e caviale di wasabi



Ratings & Reviews


based on 294 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.9/10
  1. Anastasia V.
    Anastasia V.
    • one review

    Perfect quality food, very atmospheric. We absolutely loved it. Every dish is brought to perfection. Be prepared to wait, the service is not fast, plus it takes long to prepare such perfect art- dishes. The waiting is totally worth it.

  2. Gianluca N.
    Gianluca N.
    • 9 reviews

    Semplicemente fantastico. Andateci, correte!

  3. Birgit M.
    Birgit M.
    • one review

    Very nice restaurant, hidden in the back yard of historic buildings. We sat outside in the beautiful courtyard with our 4-year old daughter and felt very welcome. The food was great, very special. We enjoyed the 3 course short-cut of the tasting menu. Together with the free and very generous amuse bouche almost more than we could possibly eat. The fish was very fresh and perfectly prepared, and my husband can't stop dreaming of the oysters he had. Stefania is a great host and very helpful with the menu and the wine recommendation. Racale is worth the detour if you stop at Giardino dei Tolomei!

  4. Antonella D.
    Antonella D.
    • 13 reviews


  5. Alisa B.
    Alisa B.
    • 2 reviews

    The Restaurant and it's Stuff is absolutely amazing. We had a great evening with an unforgettable dinner. Everything is done with love and that's what you recognize every second starting with their service, over personal recommendations to the choice of menu. The Restaurant is easy to find and should be a must do if you are in Salento. Stefania and Giorgio are offering the best price performance you could imagine! Thank you for this evening!

  6. Sytske B.
    Sytske B.
    • 32 reviews

    We, a young gastronomy a d wine loving couple, had an amazing food EXPERIENCE at Giardino dei Tolomei. And I use the word experience, since this was more than just a diner with good food. First we got a tour through the < 500 years old building, stunning and a very romantic venue. We both ordered a primi and second I, but before our dishes arrived, we were surprised by a variety of small appetizers, ranging from homemade bread, pumpkin cream and beetroot tartare with turmeric, to a 'rose' made of pastry, caramelized onion and ricotta and baked aubergine with the most amazing parmesano. After this we had gnocchi and raviolo and as main dish wagyu beef and dragonfish with fresh seasonal vegetables and olives. All was delicious and presented beautifully. The with wine our waitress suggested us for our menu was also spot on, a Chardonnay with 2 months of barrique, perfect! We highly recommend this restaurant for an amazing gastronomic experience.

  7. Boes R.
    Boes R.
    • one review

    This restaurant is great! The historical location of the restaurant is beautiful and the food is delicious! The staff was very kind. The dishes are prepared with a lot of passion by chef Giorgio Trovato. We would absolutely recommend this place if your are visiting this part of Italy and if you are into Haute-Cuisine.

  8. Tatjana K.
    Tatjana K.
    • one review

    Great atmosphere, perfect service and absolutely delicious food - we had the la Terra tasting menu and it was divine. We can totally recommend this place!

  9. Anton S.
    Anton S.
    • 2 reviews

    We arrived at 7:30 pm with a reservation and have been welcomed by the owner. The setting of this place is beautiful and authentic. Our food has arrived after an aperitivo and was of high quality, beautifully presented and explained in a way, I have experienced only in a few places so far. They have an interesting water menue, an extensive wine menue and a two menues for a set dinner or a la carte. Both comprised of local Italian specialties. The desert and coffee were great, especially the coffee accompanied by an original Italian Amaretto and a piece of delicious nougat. Having been to Tuscany, Cinque Terre, Lago di Como and many other places in Italy, you can’t go wrong with a dinner here. A true gem!

  10. Alessia L.
    Alessia L.
    • 4 reviews

    Posto incantevole.

  11. Sandra P.
    Sandra P.
    • 5 reviews

    Bellisimo. The food was amazing. So many different tasters and flavours. The service was impeccable. The whole experience was wonderful. Thank you so much

  12. Eelco B.
    Eelco B.
    • 8 reviews

    This really is a little gem in this area of the south of Italy. The place is actually very old, some parts dating back to the 10th century. You get a little tour when you arrive. The food is truly wonderfull. The tastes are well balanced and surprising, which is a good thing. The service is also very good. We had the degustation menu, but you can eat a la carte as well. Highly recommended!!

  13. Alida G.
    Alida G.
    • one review

    Impressive . The food is really amazing! The chef has been working around the world and he really knows how to mix flavor, texture and ingredientes ! ! Wonderful service , they take care of every detail. Extend and affordable list of wine. The relation quality/price is really good. We went to the restaurant two nights and both dinner were one of our best culinary experience. Congratulation !

  14. Athanasios K.
    Athanasios K.
    • one review

    I found this restaurant by chance and it was beyond my wildest expectations! The atmosphere was great, the chef and the staff were very kind, helpful and pleasant and the food was delicious and unique. I would highly recommend it for a special dinner in a special place. Beware that you need to take your time to appreciate different tastes.

  15. Cristiana P.
    Cristiana P.
    • 4 reviews

    Very good!

  16. Leonardo T.
    Leonardo T.
    • 7 reviews

    Fanntastic location. Not at the same level the services and food. Ambition to reach a very good level must be improved by all staff in any field.

  17. Andrea m.
    Andrea m.
    • 14 reviews

    Troppo lenti

  18. Raffaele M.
    Raffaele M.
    • one review

    Location elegante e suggestiva.Personale cordiale, preparato ed efficiente.Piatti delicati raffinati e gustosissimi. Da ritornarci assolutamente.

  19. Michele M.
    Michele M.
    • one review

    Amazing restaurant in an equally amazing location in the middle of a least expected area, Racale. The service was top notch. The best we have had here in Puglia. The food was creative and very tasty. My gluten free needs were catered to with no fuss and everything was delicious and beautifully presented. The building is beautiful inside and full of character. The gardens are amazing too, unfortunately a little too cold and windy to sit outside the night we ate. Really excited to find this wonderful restaurant and would certainly go again. Maybe even 1 more time before we leave :-)

  20. Astrid B.
    Astrid B.
    • 2 reviews

    We had a wonderful evening at this restaurant! A great setting, nice & delicious good, friendly staff and a meet & great with the chef. The best restaurant at Puglia!

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More information

Opening time

Pranzo: domenica dalle 12:30 alle 14:30

Cena: dal venerdì alla domenica dalle 19:30 alle 22:30

How to get to the restaurant

Via Guevara, 6, 73055, Racale, Italy


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