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Quintessenza

Via Nigro, 37, 76125 Trani, Italy
+39 0883 880948
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Ranked #1 of 144 restaurants in Trani
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $45 - $83
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Con competenza e voglia di stupire cerchiamo di esprimere una personale idea ristorativa che ha alla base qualita, stagionalita ed attenzione nella scelta delle materie prime. Il sapore della tradizione reinterpretato in chiave moderna, senza tradire ne il mare, ne la terra. La passione e la dedizione verso questa professione sono alla base del nostro modus operandi, la voglia di migliorarci ci spinge a ricercare sempre nuove motivazioni attraverso la studio e la ricerca della materia prima e di tutti i prodotti che potrebbero influire positivamente sulla qualita della nostra cucina e del servizio di sala. Siete i benvenuti.
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English first
Bridport, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 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
6 reviews 6 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
5 helpful votes 5 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

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Rome, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We really enjoyed our dinner and had a wonderful evening. We started with antipasti misti which included salmon with onion aspic, squid stuffed with ricotta, marinated umbrine. Then orecchiette of "grano arso" with almond pesto, mezze maniche with a topping made of classic pesto, green beans and potatoes. Dessert was fantastic: an almond parfait with a sauce made with Moscato... More

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

Thanks Elysa, We appreciate your review and we are happy to have you surprised. Our "cuisine" concept-philosophy is simple, have respect of local products/ingredients and process them in personal interpretations taking care to keep the balance between the various ingredients. The professionalism despite our young age is due of a rise of throught the ranks in the right working places... More

Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

OMG, we just finished doing a food tour of Puglia using Mario Batali and Michelin as our guides. Fortunately, Trani, where we concluded, had no recommendations so we used TA (which in our experience is weak on restaurants) and tried this incredible place. Other reviews discuss setting and history, what needs emphasis is the uniqueness of the experience. There is... More

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

We appreciate your thought was very generous, we are aware that we have quality to aspire to aim to something more prestigious but at the moment we are not ready to be considered a starred restaurant, our goal is much more humble, modest, and our efforts aim to make so that the experience is positive and that can leave a... More

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Yesterday evening we visited this modern looking (inside) restaurant. The reviews on Tripadvisor had made is curious. No regrets, the diner was amazing. The english speaking waiter explained everything carefully and knew a lot to tell about the food that was served. After each course we could decide if we wanted another one. That was ideal! We had the five... More

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

Thank you Pollie for sharing your experience, we appreciate. Your summary reflect our aim, we're glad that the all experience meet the expectation and we made you a nice impression. You don't have to regret you didn't had the fish, we understand and we guarantee that it happens often because the all antipasti compensate a fish and anyway they're made... More

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