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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 #14 of 47 Restaurants in Locorotondo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Found this restaurant by accident by using no logic other than 'lunch is normally nice and better value off the main square'. Sat under a nice shady archway and the owner discussed what had been cooked today (no menu, which is fine!) All food absolutely delicious and only wish we had been able to fit in the homemade tiramisu -... More

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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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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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
72 helpful votes 72 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 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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
31 helpful votes 31 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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