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L'Aratro

Via Monte S. Michele 25/29, 70011 Alberobello, Italy
+39 080 432 2789
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Ranked #20 of 60 restaurants in Alberobello
Price range: $20 - $81
Cuisines: Italian, Family Fare
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Falkirk
2 reviews
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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Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A cool wet day in mid February. Our first visit to Alberobello and being mid week, quite deserted. Several local people advised us to go to L'Aratro for lunch, so we did. Inside the Trullo it was warm and cosy with a fire burning to add to the ambiance. The elegant and friendly waiter advised us to start with the... More

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Naples, Italy
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

L'Aratro is in one of the traditional trulli houses, and the menu seemed an authentic and local oasis among Alberobello's many ultra-touristy options. I think I would have enjoyed a full meal here, but we got here late, they had closed the kitchen for riposo, and could only offer us a cold salumi and cheese platter. This was very good,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is housed in a trulli and was just beautiful. This restaurant follows the slow food regime – and so the menu recognises slow food products. We had our best pasta dishes through out the stay here... Highly recommend.

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Huntington Beach, California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We booked this 3 course meal through Travelbound for $40.00 per person. Our voucher said to arrive at 7PM, 7:30P latest. We even rushed from Polignano to be sure we'd get there. It was closed. The normal opening time is 8PM. Even the staff wasn't there yet. But they let us in right away and we didn't mind waiting for... More

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Norma, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Delightful location in a trullo in the most scenic part of town, and the food that we had (on 2 occasions in the same week) was excellent, especially the grilled meats, the orecchiette, and the Negroamaro wine. The service can be a little variable, but the food was cooked to perfection and represented good value.

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Tabanac, Aquitaine, France
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248 reviews 248 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

We went with the tasting menu at €35 which included 5 courses plus coffee. The antipasti were interesting, tasy and varied from local cheeses and fried polenta balls to zucchini flowers and sweet fried olives. The two pasta courses were very good and the lamb main excellent. My only criticism (and reason not 5 points for me) is that the... More

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Santa Barbara
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

While many of us quietly answer to the word “Foodie,” most of us Americans are still trying to figure out how we fit into the world of those sharing that description. One fact about Italy that seems wholly unknown to Americans is the fact that virtually every Italian “foodie” has a copy of “Osteria d’Italie” tucked away in his or... More

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The location was truly beautiful. The restaurant is a collection of the local trulli buildings. We found the food to be average, and the service was nothing special. We finally had to chase down a waiter for "il conto" or the bill. There were better places to eat.

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Key West
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Intimate. Emphasis on local foods and cuisine. The chef/owner was out amongst the tables and very personable. The food was superb.

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