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Al Gambero

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Italian, Chowder, Pizza
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C. So a. De Tullio, 8, 70122 Bari, Italy
+39 080 521 6018
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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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Welcoming,warm and wonderful

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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  • Local cuisine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

We had the best time at Hosteria Al Gambero! The staff greeted us warmly. The menu had a lot of choices, but when we asked the waiter for his recommendation, he put the menu away and took us to the back of the restaurant and showed us the fish, fresh on ice, and all sorts of small seafood dishes that... More 

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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a local restaurant and the locals certainly got better treatment that we visitors. Opposite the port it is obviously a fish restaurant and my fish was OK but not as good as I have had elsewhere in Italy. My wife who is vegetarian ordered a suitable dish only to find flecks of fish in her meal. It was... More 

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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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
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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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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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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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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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Address: C. So a. De Tullio, 8, 70122 Bari, Italy
Phone Number: +39 080 521 6018
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari
Average Prices: USD 28 - 110
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza

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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 28 - 110
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Pizza

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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