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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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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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New York
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant and chose it as it looked cooler in the alleyway than other places. As others say - go with it. The host is brilliant. He does speech English but so quickly you don't realise it for 10 seconds, by which time it's too late. The food was delicious. To die for pasta, stuffed aubergine, and... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We found this place strolling around in Locorotondo, and the flavors invites us to sit. It's a small family run business, SLOW FOOD, the menu is composed of few well chosen typical dishes. We had strascinate al sugo di pomodoro, which was exceptional ( a homemade pasta and a lick your fingers tomato sauce ), spiedini of local sausages and... More 

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

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

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  • Cuisine: Italian

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