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La Cecchina

Piazza Mercantile 31, Bari, Italy
+390805214147
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Ranked #43 of 742 restaurants in Bari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Had nice dinner at this restaurant, sitting on their terrace facing the Piazza Mercantile. Food, wine and service was very nice, but the best part of this restaurant is its location. The Piazza was very busy on this Saturday evening and our two-year-old daughter could play with other children in front of us on the Piazza whilst we were sipping... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Amazing meal, beautiful atmosphere, wonderful friendly service. Food was local ingredients and DELICIOUS! Try the fresh mozarella! We spent our anniversary here and it was a fabulous evening!

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York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Of the many restaurants on Piazza Mercantile you should choose this one! We had a great meal here – a generous ham and cheese platter followed by wonderfully sweet grilled scampi and gamberoni, and a delicious mixed fried fish platter. House white wine was superb too. Unlike other reviewers, we found service to be friendly and quick – although the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I had a pleasant dinner at La Cecchina during my last business trip to Bari. Food was quite tasty and of good quality, I enjoyed the nice atmosphere and the excellent location in Bari's lovely Old Town. Waiters were friendly but extremely slow, during the whole dinner and - above all - once I finished eating, I paid the bill... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had lunch in this restaurant that is located on the beautiful piazza Mercantile. Sitting outside on the terrace with a view on this square is great. The food was very nice, and the same goes for the wine. A good place in the center of Bari.

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Huntington Beach, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

First time in Bari, we stumbled cross this gem of a restaurant that happened to be open at a time when everything else was closed. It was totally empty but we were hungry. So I broke my general restaurant rule of not going to an empty one. (I am rethinking that rule now.) We shared a lovely octopus and very... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We had a full lunch here sampling local food and wine. The region has wonderful vegetables, pastas and wine to offer. The service was charming, knowledgeable and efficient. The prices were reasonable. We sat outside looking at an historic square in this historically very interesting city. It would deserve five stars except on the day there as construction noise from... More

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Chicago, IL
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Great location in the old town of Bari. One of my criteria when travelling is to try to find the spot where the locals go. There was a table of 10 here today. Good food, good service, and reasonably priced.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Nice location, the staff are very gentle, the antipasti is a good way of knowing the cuisine fo Bari and the orecchiette with mint and tomatos were delicious. The only thing to improve is the fried part of the antipasto were the oli was too strong and covered the taste the vegetables. Nicer the first room inside than the one... More

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Turin, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Informal, but smart. The local cuisine interpreted in a moderm way traditional reciupes are offered with a taste of love, transforming them into a unique experience. Build your own menu, chatting with the owner and makeing the best of dishes of the day, fresh vegetables from the market and catches from the sea. As far as wines...feel at ease, you... More

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