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L'Aratro

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Italian, Family Fare
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Via Monte S. Michele 25/29, 70011 Alberobello, Italy
+39 080 432 2789
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 45
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  • 19
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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
Most recent review
Charming Ristorante L'Aratro Look no Further!

Upon arrival in Alberobello it was nearly 1 pm and we were tired and hungry. We were recommended to go to L'Aratro which turned out to be only a short walk from our Trulli! What a wonderful and charmiing ristorante it was indeed. We were served by the delightful owner's daughter and Cosimo who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
JPL33401
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Upon arrival in Alberobello it was nearly 1 pm and we were tired and hungry. We were recommended to go to L'Aratro which turned out to be only a short walk from our Trulli! What a wonderful and charmiing ristorante it was indeed. We were served by the delightful owner's daughter and Cosimo who recommended the local dishes and wine... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had lunch at this wonderful restaurant. It had a lovely cozy atmosphere and the owner actually sat with us for a little while….what a treat. I shared three delicious starters with a fantastic bottle of red wine. We had the Cavatellucci pasta, mussels and beans, broad beans and chicory and the fricelli pasta, cauliflowers and tomatoes. One dish was... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We booked this restaurant on a recommendation for our final meal out, we were on a weeks holiday near Alberobello. Were we just unlucky? We left feeling deflated and sad we had spent so much on a very mediocre meal. The front of house staff were attentive and pleasant but the food in our opinion badly let them and us... More 

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Connecticut
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What a wonderful choice for lunch! The four of us (two couples) have dined, wined and traveled all over Italy and this was one of the most memorable meals we have ever eaten. Go with whatever is fresh and recommended. We did (sharing everything) and loved every morsel of food. At the end of our very leisurely meal, the chef/owner... More 

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Colmurano, Italy
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141 reviews 141 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Staff was very pleasant and welcoming, my husband had pasta on top of mashed fava beans and he really like it, my pasta had cauliflower and was very nice, chocolate souffle was VERY good

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had a great evening here. Excellent food and drink. Incredible service from friendly staff and a charismatic owner. We would love to eat here again.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

It is well worth the effort to seek this lovely ristorante out when visiting the charming town of Alberobello with the most unusual trulli. If the weather is nice, a seat in the outdoor garden is highly recommended. The antipasti for two and orrechettie with turnip greens were wonderful combined with very friendly service and great local wine. The calmness... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a wonderful lunch (open 12-3) at L'Aratro and I will return. The location while on a touristy street has a lovely quiet terrace and a cozy interior for chilly days. The wait service was excellent, he explained dishes and offered suggestions and even altered a dish for me as I am not an anchovy fan. The chef/owner... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Lovely trullo restaurant with delicious food and nice selection of wine. Great service. Incredible steak and "tierra" (lamb stew in vegetable based sauce). So delicious that we had to mop off the last trace of the sauce with bread.

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Falkirk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We visited L'Aratro twice in our visit to Alberobello purely because it had the best food and atmosphere in that beautiful town. Domenico, the Chef and owner has created a great place to eat with delicious, locally sourced food that really gives visitors to the area a real taste of Puglia. It also has a great selection wine's and local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Monte S. Michele 25/29, 70011 Alberobello, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Alberobello
  • Phone Number: +39 080 432 2789

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 66
  • Cuisine: Italian, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

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