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La locanda di Federico

#17 of 831 Restaurants in Bari
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Piazza Mercantile 63, 70122, 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: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: La Locanda di Federico is a "restaurant with the spirit of 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice bar

We came here late morning for a coffee. Service okay. Our daughters went back later on for snacks and a cocktail. Snacks good, cocktails good too. We joined them for a beer. Good place to people watch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We booked for lunch on Sunday which we have discovered is a good practice as this the day that so many Italian families and friends go out for a good lunch. Without a booking we have had to go searching for somewhere else. La Locanda had been recommended by a friend as an excellent place to go to enjoy the... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We came here late morning for a coffee. Service okay. Our daughters went back later on for snacks and a cocktail. Snacks good, cocktails good too. We joined them for a beer. Good place to people watch.

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Timisoara, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Waited for 20 minutes after receiving the menu and the waiter was turning around our table without even "I'll be with you shortly"..after 20 minute, we got tired and left...

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barbados
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We went there with a group of friends without reservation.They let us sit inside where all the tables were available but the table was shaking a lot.We asked to the waiter to do something about but nothing was done and we decide to accept the shaking table. The wine that we ordered arrived after 30 minutes when the waiter finally... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We were disappointed in our meal at La Locanda di Federico. What we found was a restaurant that packed to the rafters with a large tour group. Our table was in the midst of this giant, multi-table group, and it was not a comfortable situation. The food was fine, but nothing exceptional. This is not the experience we were looking... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at La locanda di Federico. The food by US standards is 5 star, and by Italian standards is 4 stars. The service was kind but busy. In fairness, they had two large parties that night, but we often got loss in the hustle - which resulted in uneven timing of the meal. That being... More 

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Amesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Ideally situated not far from the sea front and the Cathedral the restaurant has interior and exterior seating. The staff are very friendly and there are lovely pottery cups for the water. I had a lovely horse ragu for a starter and then we shared a whole baked sea bass fr a main course. The fish was cooked beautifully and... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant located on one of the lovely squares in the old part of Bari. Nice terras with cooling system (not to be underestimated considering the Bari climate). We had the mixed appetizers: 8 different appetizers, both hot and cold (local ham, black rice, mussels, calamari,...). More than enough for 2 people for lunch (and maybe even for dinner). Price/quality/quantity very... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We sat outside on the terrace looking out on the square. This restaurant is in the old city and the tables are set with white table cloths which is pleasant at lunchtime. We started with a selection of 8 appetisers which were unusual to our palate but interesting. Then my friend had seafood pasta and I had a mixed salad.... More 

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Amsterdam
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52 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Mercantile 63, 70122, Bari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari
  • Phone Number: +39 080 522 7705

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 68
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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?