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La locanda di Federico

#62 of 773 Restaurants in Bari
Certificate of Excellence
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Chowder, Soups
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not a tourist trap

On one of the main squares in the old city, surrounded by chaep eating places, La Locanda is the good exception. Fair prices, good, tasty food, that can be enjoyed on the terrace with glass fences. To be recommended if you want to eat in the old town and experience the atmosphere and watch the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

On one of the main squares in the old city, surrounded by chaep eating places, La Locanda is the good exception. Fair prices, good, tasty food, that can be enjoyed on the terrace with glass fences. To be recommended if you want to eat in the old town and experience the atmosphere and watch the crowds, that do include locals.

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Queanbeyan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Admittedly we lunched with Bari residents but had no issues with service. Very good local dishes including excellent range of Pugliese antipasti.

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Trieste, Italy
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The location is nice, in the main piazza in old town Bari. However the restaurant experience was not something I want to repeat. Our waitress looked distressed right from the start. She warned us that the kitchen would close soon (it was 2pm, quite a common time to get lunch in Bari) and we had to hurry up. The rest... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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Birmingham
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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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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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Additional Information about La locanda di Federico

Address: Piazza Mercantile 63, Bari, Italy
Phone Number: +39 080 522 7705
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari
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
Average Prices: USD 39 - 52
Cuisine: Chowder, Soups

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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
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Soups

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?