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La Cecchina

Piazza Mercantile 31, Bari, Italy
+390805214147
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Ranked #37 of 735 restaurants in Bari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $38 - $61
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
York, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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113 reviews 113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
22 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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langdorp
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Nice place at the piazza. We ate on the terrace watching half of Bari walking, talking and enjoying themselves. What a crowd on that Saturday evening and the weather wasn't even that good! We had a very good meal, nice lady who served us, good wine and terrific bread!!! Would definetely go back there, medium price.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

An excellent lunch with Frito Misto of fish including swordfish, sea bass, prawns etc. They were out of horse carpaccio which I wanted to try.

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