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Al Vecchio Arco

Via Antonio Bruno, 5 (Centro Storico), 70010 Locorotondo, Italy
+39 080 431 7014
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Ranked #16 of 42 restaurants in Locorotondo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 27, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • Italian first
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had the pleasure of having lunch at this lovely trattoria. The service was friendly and the food simple but very well prepared, my favorite was the home made Tiramisu. We were told Maristella makes the best in town and I had no doubt, it was my favorite in all of Southern Italy.

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Ash Vale, Surrey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Reading other reviews, i can see that the owner is someone you either love or hate. We loved him! on this occasion, we enjoyed being told what to eat and the food was very tasty. The pasta made by Mama was delicious but very filling. i couldn't eat it all, so he gave me a lecture and made me sit... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Found by accident when driving toward Ceglie Messapica. OK food, nothing really special - and fairly expensive for what it was. We had a pasta dish each (in tomato sauce) and shared one order of grilled meat. With coffee, water and a soft drink the bill was 40 E which is high for the area.

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NAPOLI, ITALY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We were exploring Locorotundo with our daughter and two young grandchildren and came upon this unassuming trattoria in the heart of the old town. While we were a little early, the owner quickly set us a table outside, immediately let us know what was available and gave us recommendations. All the pasta was freshly made by his wife and mother... More

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Muenster, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Instead of a menu the owner will tell you which food is available. Starter and main was both delicious. Enjoy it!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I spent 2 weeks in Puglia with my family and ate out every day. This was probably the best meal we had. It is always a difficult choice when there is nothing on display to indicate either the food available, or the cost!!! We went for it, and weren't disappointed. The owner is a real character,and clearly immensly proud of... More

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Brasov, Romania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Rather bold/unusual approach - no menu, no fancy design. A few clean and crisp tables under the Arch. One waiter/owner/husband-and-son of the cooks. And the story stands if you follow his advice. Special remark for the excellent sausages.

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leeds
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

we came across while walking around the centro storico of beautiful Locorotondo. The restaurant is situated under an arch ,hence the name,four of us had some local pasta dish and some aubergine parmigiana to share ,served lukewarm and totally insipid.For main course the waiter/proprietor suggested the local lamb on skewer and a rolled veal dish cooked in tomato sauce as... More

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Peekskill, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

If you end up in this captivating city there IS only one place to dine and this is it. Didn't get a menu, didn't get a check but what we did get was a mouthwatering meal cooked by the owners wife and mother. It is clear that the owner is proud of what this restaurant serves, and he should be!... More

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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Stumbled in here just by chance, ended up getting the best meal I've eating in all of Italy. We didn't even receive a menu, the chef told us what was being prepared and we ate it. It was delicious, to drink we were served Menabrea beer which was fantastic as well. For 3 of us the total came to 42... More

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