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La Cecchina

Piazza Mercantile 31, Bari, Italy
+390805214147
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Ranked #50 of 746 Restaurants in Bari
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $58
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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  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After an attentive research on the web, we chose the La Cecchina restaurant for our only evening in Bari, and that was the perfect beginning to our vacation in Puglia. Modern, centrally positioned on a beautiful Piazza Mercantile around the corner from the sea embankment, offering attentive service and genuine flavors of Puglia cooking tradition, chilly rose wine and reasonable... More

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Milano Marittima, Italy
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We expected a lot more from this place. Recommendations were on a high level while reality was something different. Not too bad but far away from an excellent restaurant. Staff was not very helpful and seafood was badly prepared. This restarant would not be my choice again.

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hertfordshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Came across this restaurant whilst looking for a pizzeria with friends and their family. With the help of trip advisor app we found this simple looking restaurant which appeared empty but dinners were eating inside the 1200 yr old building! Monica waitress and owner was delightful and their famous bread came out in an actual bread basket made from bread!... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
94 helpful votes 94 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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