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La locanda di Federico

#55 of 789 Restaurants in Bari
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Piazza Mercantile 63, Bari, Italy
+39 080 522 7705
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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/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 180
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unbeatable

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
BMJSP
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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34 reviews 34 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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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, Outdoor seating

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?