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Quintessenza

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Via Nigro, 37, 76125 Trani, Italy
+39 0883 880948
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1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Mon 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Wed - Sat 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worth its reputation

If you ever happen to travel to beautiful Apulia, you shall not miss it! Four young brothers have set up this delight about 4 years ago: the eldest one is the chef, the youngest is his helping hand in the kitchen, one is the maître and the other one the sommelier. They put so much passion in what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
vienna_myCapital
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Zug, Switzerland
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  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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Zug, Switzerland
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

If you ever happen to travel to beautiful Apulia, you shall not miss it! Four young brothers have set up this delight about 4 years ago: the eldest one is the chef, the youngest is his helping hand in the kitchen, one is the maître and the other one the sommelier. They put so much passion in what they do... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

While you're travelling in Puglia you will easily find great food & wine, but if you're passing by Trani (and even if you're not that close by) this restaurant has to be in your list! It's a group of young professional that have decided to mix some of the most classical dishes from the region with few small details able... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This meal was an adventurous delight! Everything about the evening was wonderful, from the service to the beautifully presented dishes, which should actually be framed and in a museum, to the unexpected and incredible flavors which accompanied each bite of what was in front of you. I can't recommend it any stronger! If you are in Trani, and are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I have left this city many years ago and immerse myself in a wonderful world of wine business ever since. What inspires me most every day is seeing how some winemakers can combine humility, knowledge, creativity and still be attached to their terroir respecting where the grapes are coming from without missing of course adding a touch of personality which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
34 helpful votes 34 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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 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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20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Nigro, 37, 76125 Trani, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani  >  Trani
  • Phone Number: +39 0883 880948

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42 - 88
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Monday
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?