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All 159 Trani Restaurants

Quintessenza

Via Nigro, 37, 76125 Trani, Italy
+39 0883 880948
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Ranked #1 of 159 Restaurants in Trani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $51 - $89
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Mon 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Sat 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went to Trani with my partner for a short visit and decided to go for a nice lunch, knowing that there are really good restaurants there. I decided to go to Quintessenza for two reasons: first cause a friend from Puglia suggested this, second cause it had really good reviews on here. Additionally most of the reviews had comments... More

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Quintessenza, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Quintessenza, responded to this review

Dear Pasquale Gentili from UK, Thanks so much. There are realities that can not be judged with a number, nor with a rank and these are the restaurants, places of love that convey the passion of those follow a project, a mission. We have invested in the desire to do catering in all-round and to express what is our restaurant... More

Ruthin, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This does deserve its high placing. We tried the five course tasting menu which was excellent. The local wine recommended by the staff to accompany it really did complement every course. Our waiter had excellent English and was able to explain each course, their ingredients and how each was cooked in detail. The service was attentive but not too much... More

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Quintessenza, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Quintessenza, responded to this review

We appreciate your review Mr. Jim, we propose ourselves with a very easy menu that reflect our philosophy: quality first of all, respect for the seasons, great attention to keep the balance of ingredients on the dishes. We focus on the importance of staff on the floor to guide through the experience, we like to exchange of opinions with you... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We spent our time in Trani, Matera and the region just south of Rome. We ate at a different place each night for 11 nights. Although it is not easy making a decision of this sort, we both felt that Quintessenza was the most enjoyable meal of our stay. The food was superb, and the ambiance delightful. Highly recommended.

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Quintessenza, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Quintessenza, responded to this review

Restaurants are places of love, managed by people who invest all their passion. The quality is essential in every dishes, in every bottle of wine, in behaviours; the quality is the first of ingredients. Leave a nice memories to our guests is what we aim. It is been a pleasure for us meet you Mr and Mrs Preston. Domenico Di... More

Bridport, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We travel to Puglia twice a year as we have a property near Alberobello. We'd never been to Trani so decided to pay a visit and, based on previous reviews decided to have lunch here. First impressions were great - very friendly staff, big smiles and so professional, without being stuffy. Our waiter was Domenico, who, having worked in London,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

This was by far the best dinner we had in our 3 week trip to Puglia and Basilicata. I would recommend a visit to Trani, especially for a meal at Quintessenza. Such a variety of impeccably fresh fish and seafood dishes, expertly prepared and beautifully served! Let Dominico be your guide through the menu and you won't be disappointed! We... More

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Quintessenza, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Quintessenza, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, we meet in your description, we definitely agree with it as we are a rising reality, a young team with clear ideas and concrete projects,we are simply the result of confidence and competence gained through previous experience. We try to convey an evolution of the restoration, without being extreme, informal but very attentive to details, we would like... More

UK
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Just returned to our hotel from a meal in Quintessenza. Dominico (apologies if I have misspelt his name) guided us with friendliness and passion through the various courses on the menu and they all more than met our expectations. Some of the best and well presented seafood we have ever had and at very reasonable prices in an informal atmosphere.... More

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Quintessenza, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Quintessenza, responded to this review

Thanks casttherunes we appreciate you share your experience and your thought. We consider that assist you in the choice from the menu is the right way to lead you to better appreciate what is our interpretation of doing restaurant. In the preparation of the dishes we respect the ingredients, it is important to balance tradition and modernity without exaggeration in... More

Breda
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

I can tell you again about the food and how amazing it is for such a low price, well it is. This review I want to give all the credits to the staff because I never experienced such enthusiasm, knowledge of food and wine, and passion for the restaurant business. All the bad waiters in the world go to this... More

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Quintessenza, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Quintessenza, responded to this review

Dear RobindeRobot, thanks for the credit you gave to the staff; we are trying to do what is in our hearts, not only as a business, with passion and cap in hand, trying to do our guests what we wanted to be done if we where at their place. About the philosophy of our service, everything you eat, even the... More

Madison, CT
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

While visiting Trani, a Brit recommended this restaurant as one he had seen rated well on TripAdvisor. I looked it up, then went during the day to check the menu. I was so impressed with their concept of fresh food prepared with thoughtfulness, that even though they don't serve until 8:30 PM, we figured it was worth it. And it... More

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Quintessenza, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Quintessenza, responded to this review

Too generous Miss DebbieGMadison. Thak you for the nice words, appreciate it. Our concept is to manage the ingredients with respect and diligence, and do our job with passion, honesty and great humility, but also with ambition, looking forward to improve, always. Domenico Di Gennaro. More

Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

We went to this cute restaurant on our honeymoon. Highly recommended the good is fabulous and staff are delightful! Don't miss this one!

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Quintessenza, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Quintessenza, responded to this review

Hi Emily , very briefly you went straight to the point and we appreciate so much. Thank you for the review, we're glad you had nice dinner experience. Wishing you both a beautiful forever. Domenico Di Gennaro. More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

We have been bowled over by the variety of good restaurants in Trani serving fresh high quality food. But this restaurant is the very best of all. Fresh from the sea fish served s imaginatively by a most creative chef. Mouthwatering salmon, red mullet octopus prawns you name it. Pasta of the finest home made and if you still have... More

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Quintessenza, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Quintessenza, responded to this review

Many thanks RWYNDHAM, first of all for the confidence you put on us twice, your words give us joy and satisfaction; make us proud that you were pleasantly surprised by our interpretation of mediterranean cuisine, I recently recalled in an answer to another user that the slogan "the right chemistry between elegance and simplicity" is the motto of our restaurant,... More

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