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La locanda di Federico

#60 of 804 Restaurants in Bari
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Piazza Mercantile 63, Bari, Italy
+39 080 522 7705
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Today
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: La Locanda di Federico is a "restaurant with the spirit of the inn": the...
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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  • 63
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good place in Bari

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2014
eric m
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I love this place. In a busy, touristy square surrounded by photo laden menus and average food. This restaurant is the genuine article, full of interesting regional dishes not to be found elsewhere. Interesting cooking, but simple and beautiful flavours, which is what we've all started to come to Puglia for. Despite my big plate of orecchiette and cavallo ragu,... More 

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121 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Our last night in Bark and we saved it for this wonderful restaurant. Service was a little slow but possibly because of what we ordered as others around us were receiving dishes. I had a dish of fava beans pureed with a topping and my husband a pasta dish. He had a pistachio cheese cake and I'm stuck on baba.... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This turned out to be an exceptional find. Superb food, with local specialties, large quantities and incredibly low prices.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

One of the best fish dishes we have tasted, a sea bream roasted in paper. The service was good. What appeared to be local businessmen came here for a quick lunch. We sat outside in a covered area surrounded by portable glass screens. Unfortunately, two men began to smoke but the waitress opened up the glass screens where they were... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Mercantile 63, Bari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari
  • Phone Number: +39 080 522 7705

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 39 - 52

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?