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Al Gambero

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Italian, Chowder
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C. So a. De Tullio, 8, 70122 Bari, Italy
+39 080 521 6018
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: "A safe place to eat and where water bubbles on a single plate." Is a...
"A safe place to eat and where water bubbles on a single plate." Is a place where tradition and marry baresità taste in the sign of a fish gastronomy fruit of a long experience of fifty years. Al Gambero since 1968 is capable of giving a dive into the flavors of the Mare Nostrum and bring to the table the best that you could want from a kitchen capable of telling the dishes symbol of the true tradition of Bari. In front of the Port of Bari, where the seagulls, the smell of the sea and the waves are the backdrop to a culinary association that has its roots in the intuition of Domenico De Girolamo. True pioneer of food seafood in that of Bari, now with Vito directs Al Gambero, with the same care and attention of a time. Always rated by the exaltation of the flavors and aromas of the Adriatic.
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 75
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Should be visited

My friend who lived in Bari recommended us it. The place looks very simple, and not attractive outside. But don't be afraid to enter! The seafood is very fresh, wonderful service and really nice prices. I recommend just to ask for degustation of the seafood - they will bring about 10 dishes on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
eugenia766
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My friend who lived in Bari recommended us it. The place looks very simple, and not attractive outside. But don't be afraid to enter! The seafood is very fresh, wonderful service and really nice prices. I recommend just to ask for degustation of the seafood - they will bring about 10 dishes on there choice!! Black spaghetti, fried artichokes, seafood... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were getting a bit desperate after 30 mins trawling the streets of old Bari to find a place for Sunday lunch and having been turned away by a pizzeria and not even being able to find the entrance to a posh looking fish restaurant. However, we fell upon Al Gambero which is low on aesthetics but big on atmosphere.... More 

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Rome, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

It was our first day in Bari and we took an afternoon walk along the coast. We went to this non-assuming restaurant and were pleasantly surprised with the freshness of the seafood -- squid, prawns, mussels and clams. An added treat was the super friendly host, Victor, who seemed to enjoy moving from table to table, making sure guests were... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We found this place accidentaly, looking for some cafe or restaurant to have a lunch after 14:00 and we was very welcomed there. There are a lot of different seafood and fish dishes in the menu and menu itself are in 3 languages.Everything was very tasty and prices were surprisingly low. Unfortunately next day me and my mom felt ourselves... More 

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Long Island City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Every thing on the menu is fantastic and the service is great. I especially loved the risotto alla pescatora

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Boston. MA
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166 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Osteria Il Gambero is located strategically next to Bari old city and it's port. There was ample seating in a non-descript setting. The service was attentive but a bit pushy toward their specials, but not too bad. The food was average. The anti-pesto of ceviche style and raw fish was superb. The primo, frutti DI mar e pasta, was average... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Awesome place! Very tasty, a huge selection of fish dishes, the menu in different languages ​​(I know from experience, the language for many it is a very big problem). Service is beyond praise.More thanks - frutti di mare fresco !

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Warsaw
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Fine atmosphere and tasty food.Localisation of this restaurant just opposite to ferry harbour, behind Old City. Dinner for two with wine costs approximately 50Euro

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Roma
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We went few weeks ago, sat down and asked Burrata, they didn't have it. But it's in the menù... so we ask another plate, they didn't have, wasn't of that season. So we asked another few things and they tried to sell us what they wanted, but we're not tourists and we know what we want to eat. We stop... More 

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Birkirkara
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

we had a simple plate of pasta so i can't say much about the food in general. I had spaghetti alle vongole which was very good. but the service was really slow... i believe they either forgot our order ... or i don't know... we got served the food 50 minutes after we order which is a bit too much... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: C. So a. De Tullio, 8, 70122 Bari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari
  • Phone Number: +39 080 521 6018

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 109
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

"A safe place to eat and where water bubbles on a single plate." Is a place where tradition and marry baresità taste in the sign of a fish gastronomy fruit of a long experience of fifty years. Al Gambero since 1968 is capable of giving a dive into the flavors of the Mare Nostrum and bring to the table the best that you could want from a kitchen capable of telling the dishes symbol of the true tradition of Bari. In front of the Port of Bari, where the seagulls, the smell of the sea and the waves are the backdrop to a culinary association that has its roots in the intuition of Domenico De Girolamo. True pioneer of food seafood in that of Bari, now with Vito directs Al Gambero, with the same care and attention of a time. Always rated by the exaltation of the flavors and aromas of the Adriatic.

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