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Al Vecchio Arco

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Via Antonio Bruno, 5 (Centro Storico), 70010 Locorotondo, Italy
+39 080 431 7014
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Underneath the Arch

Don't except to see a menu or understand the owner's Italian. Tables when we ate on a hot day were inside and so we kept pleasantly cool. The food was delicious, the aubergine bake and the tiramisu as good as the four of us (all experienced travellers and restaurant goers) had tasted. The pasta and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
RichardAHWhite
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London, United Kingdom
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Prague
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant place with helpful owner. We enjoyed his recommendation and everything was delicious and home made, Thanks

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Thank PragueSmile
Dunboyne, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We arrived in Locorotondo to see the beautiful town with the intention of eating later in the day. A thunderstorm forced us to take shelter and we found ourselves in this fabulous family run restaurant. The owner and his wife looked after us so very well and cooked our food fresh as it was ordered. The flavours of the food... More 

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Thank Celine_Newman
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant for lunch which was not full of tourists eating bland food. This trattoria is family run and serves a fixed menu with a few choices. It would appear that the menu changes little over the years. Notwithstanding this, the food was delicious, the lightest melanzane parmigiana that we have tasted. The grilled secondo was... More 

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Thank Deborah A
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

No menu, all food described in Italian- but we did manage to understand that all food is cooked by the wife, who has learnt it all from the restaurant owner's mother. A surprise menu of antipasti, primi, secundi and dolci plati came out (not all at once!) with scrumptious local red wine, there is absolutely no failing with this place!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Don't except to see a menu or understand the owner's Italian. Tables when we ate on a hot day were inside and so we kept pleasantly cool. The food was delicious, the aubergine bake and the tiramisu as good as the four of us (all experienced travellers and restaurant goers) had tasted. The pasta and the sausage were also very... More 

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Thank RichardAHWhite
Alnwick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Excellent lunch cooked by our hosts wife and mother-in-law. So friendly and helpful. Home made pasta of the region and a plate of Melanzane for me. All delicious. Highly recommended. Host went out of his way to ensure we got the quantities we were comfortable with.

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1 Thank tillysmum2015
New York
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We paid a visit to Locorotondo on a Tuesday when EVERYTHING is closed. Be careful of Tuesdays in this area. We happened upon one trattoria that wasn't really open. When the owner saw us he told us to come in and his wife would cook us a home made pasta and some steak. We had the entire restaurant to ourselves... More 

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1 Thank tomleonardis
Vancouver, Canada
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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We also walked by a couple of times looking at various restaurants before "taking the plunge". It was worth it. The owner was a bit of a hoot, in fact my husband said we got lunch and a show for the price of lunch. We actually waved in a young couple who were hesitating by the entrance and reassured them... More 

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1 Thank Paulalovestotravel
Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

There is no written menu and the owner doesn't speak much english, but don't let those things keep you from eating there. There were no communication problems whatsoever and you'll be very pleased with what they have to offer. Go for the traditional complete regional meal. It was one of the best lunch experiences we had in Puglia. Great service,... More 

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1 Thank Augusto_DyD
Copenhagen, Denmark
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Like others we walked in by accident. Great place. Casual place. Do not expect the appearence of a first class place, it's nice, clean, cosy and homey, but do not have things like a written menu.... but expect something better than great italian restaurant Food. Great Home made italian Food! The service is great, but again not the standard package.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Antonio Bruno, 5 (Centro Storico), 70010 Locorotondo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Locorotondo
  • Phone Number: +39 080 431 7014

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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