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La locanda di Federico

Piazza Mercantile 63, Bari, Italy
+39 080 522 7705
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Ranked #47 of 734 restaurants in Bari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $39 - $52
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Locanda di Federico is a "restaurant with the spirit of the inn": the cuisine is of a high restaurant, featuring a gourmet important research and the proposed dishes associated with the ancient culinary tradition of Bari and Apulia but revisited according to the schools thought most modern, the atmosphere created and pursued is typical of the old taverns, places of meeting, exchange, debate and conviviality. La Locanda is the combination of the warmth and friendliness typical of the taverns to the professionalism and sophistication of the typical restaurant.La Locanda di Federico è un “ristorante con lo spirito della locanda”: la cucina proposta è quella di una ristorazione alta, caratterizzata da una ricerca gastronomica importante e dalla proposta di piatti legati alla antica tradizione culinaria barese e pugliese ma rivisitati secondo le scuole di pensiero più moderne; l’atmosfera creata e perseguita è quella tipica delle osterie antiche, luoghi di incontro, scambio, confronto, convivialità. La Locanda è il connubio tra l’accoglienza e la cordialità tipiche delle osterie alla professionalità e ricercatezza tipiche del ristorante.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is in a nice piazza, in a very interesting part of town. It was highly recommended by the hotel staff and also by Lonely Planet. While it was an OK meal, it was not special, the waitstaff was overworked and took a looooong time to sit us (15+ minutes with several empty tables available). Then the waiter proceeded... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Visited here following a work colleague's recommendation. It was a Saturday night but the place was not especially busy. The manager spent most of the evening on his phone leaving the hosting duties to junior members of staff. I had to attract the waiters attention every time anything was needed. At one point I had to get up and go... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The restaurant is located on the central piazza Mercantile. The restaurant was recommended by our guide book. We were very satisfied with the food, though the bread was a bit dried out on the edge. We were there on a quiet night, and the staff was playing withthe volume of the music and changing the music constantly. Not very professional,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We sat outside and all the tables were full. Wonderful first course of carpaccio of three different fish,one portion large enough to share between two. Enjoyed fresh pasta with creamy zucchini sauce and smoked bacon lardons. Excellent bottle of Puglian wine. Friendly service and reasonable price.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Have visited this restaurant twice and have been totally satisfied on both occasions. There is a lovely selection of dishes, including fish, which are extremely flavoursome. The desserts are equally superb. The restaurant is slightly more expensive than others in the locality however portion sizes for both mains and desserts are very generous therefore worth the extra. Service is very... More

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Paris
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

we had a good primitivo wine by glass , very god the antipasti della casa and the orecchiette ,well cooked ; it was already hot at lunchtime in may , ,better to seat inside , it's fresher!

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Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Located on a busy square in the old city, it was fun to watch the crowds passing by while enjoying terrific food. 4 of us shared several different appetizers, pastas and main courses and enjoyed every bite. We even ended up buying our ceeramic wine cups to take home as souvenirs

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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My co-workers chose this as a fall-back solution for a business dinner and they booked a banquet dinner. The food was great, the quantities huge, and (particularly since we were travelling from Scandinavia) the price was very low. The Scandinavians loved the seafood and the Italians in the group said this was like a local wedding feast. We were all... More

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Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Have been here in Novembre 2012 with some friend that had an advise about the palce from a local journalist. The advise was good, the place has a nice atmospher but what matters the most is the food, tipically local with that extra touch, excellent. Do not miss the "antipati", let them decide, they depend on the season (wich is... More

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Santa Maria al Bagno
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We visited the ninth of November 2012 for lunch. Ordered our food and waited an hour. I had to run away to charge the parking. I came back an found the fishsoup looking as it have been. Picked up from the wastbin. Due to all the bones it was dagerous to eat. I complain but was told that this is... More

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