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Corso De Tullio Antonio, 8, 70122 Bari, Italy
+39 080 521 6018
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Ranked #193 of 774 Restaurants in Bari
Price range: $28 - $113
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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206 reviews 206 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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Bari, Italy
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We have been in Osteria al gambero first with my cousen and his family and again, and again.... Fantastic food and nice and familiar personal. Haven't been jet in such a nice place with so delicious food.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This unassuming restaurant which seems to be mainly made up of temporary outside marque type solution was surprisingly good. The raw fish antipasto was amazing, the pure quality of the ingredients was unsurpassed. The pastas were equally as impressive, and the rumbaba that we ate to finish the meal off was tasty and better than expected. The restaurant itself is... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The food was very good, especially the prawn skewer. The particular wine we ordered was okay, not great, but overall it was a good experience. This time of year fresh fruit is a must for dessert, and the melons, apricots, and peaches just hit the spot. It has been hot here this week and the extra juicy fruit helps. It... More 

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Address: Corso De Tullio Antonio, 8, 70122 Bari, Italy
Phone Number: +39 080 521 6018
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari
Average Prices: USD 28 - 113
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

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