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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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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
Lunch stop

Excellent service and delicious food very authentic and friendly - well worth a visit. Nice and cool on a hot day and very different but tasty good - waiter was charming and helpful

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Minshell
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We ate twice here during a three day stay and wish we had gone back for a third visit (went to Trullo d'oro instead - mistake!). The antipasti was a magnificent variety of produtti tipici and locale. The wine was very reasonable. Grilled local lamb was perfectly cooked. Above all, there is Domenico, the ever present and very pleasant owner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Excellent service and delicious food very authentic and friendly - well worth a visit. Nice and cool on a hot day and very different but tasty good - waiter was charming and helpful

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Hobart, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Great friendly atmosphere and local food. Not the cheapest Puglia food, but well worth the experience, Both teenage children found something on the menu and the entree of focaccia was great. This is an amazing town, that needs to be enjoyed from all angles including the food.

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Nottingham, England
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After exploring Alberobello in the heat we were in desperate need of shade and refreshment. We stumbled across L'Aratro and were so glad. The staff were all super friendly chatting with us about our trip. When we left they offered to refill our water bottles with icy water free of charge. These are genuinely kind people The restaurant was nice... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 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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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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