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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
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best gastronomic dinner in a long time

After a little struggle to find a place for dinner in Trani old town, we finally booked a table following the excellent reviews on trip advisor, and that may be the best idea we had in our 2-week stay in Puglia. The place is discreetly located close to a high end retail street in Trani, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

After a little struggle to find a place for dinner in Trani old town, we finally booked a table following the excellent reviews on trip advisor, and that may be the best idea we had in our 2-week stay in Puglia. The place is discreetly located close to a high end retail street in Trani, the interior pretty new and... More 

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Tremelo, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We discovered this resto last year and were so impressed that we extended our holiday this year to visit it again. The degustation menu was again outstanding. Very nice and attentive owners. We will certainly go back whenever we have the chance. Thanks guys for the very very nice dishes!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

How refreshing to walk into the air conditioned, modern styled and crisp restaurant from the Trani heat and to receive such a genuine and warm welcome despite being 20 minutes late for our reservation. The food was imaginatively cooked, beautifully presented and tasted delicious. Each course was a masterpiece and the flavours of the individual ingredients came through exquisitely. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been a couple of times already and reviewd this place once in the past but could not miss a second review for this outstanding experience that these professional brothers deliver each time. I am originally from Puglia and live in London now for many years and I'm used to great presentations and new inspirations in amazing places. What... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Beautifully cooked, beautifully presented modern/haute-cuisine takes on classic Pugliese food. Run by three brothers, this is a formidable restaurant offering incredibly professional and, more importantly, passionate service. What's more, for food and wine of this quality, the prices are unbelievable (at least for a Londoner!). The restaurant is a bit too brightly lit, but everything else was truly and honestly... More 

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

Thank you Logicthreedee, our intentions are to bring the tradition into a new form, not to forget our culinary roots transforming them with respect. It has been a pleasure to meet you. Domenico. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Having read previous reviews and checked out the website I was really excited about dining at Quintessenza and I was certainly not disappointed. My girlfriend and I enjoyed three delicious courses of some of the finest produce of Puglia. Every course was executed superbly both in cooking and presentation and the service was very friendly. I'd been emailing Domenico to... More 

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

Thanks David, it was a pleasure to read the feelings of your dinner; I really wanted the experience to be a mix of emotions and sensations, but above all our spontaneity and genuineness, sincerity on the human side. I will keep the memory that we meet through the pictures you've posted. Say hello to Fiona too and best wishes for... More 

Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

While on a short trip, I asked the concierge in Trani Italy about a good place for dinner. ....His recomandation was spot on, this local restaurant is a jewel in the heart of Puglia and well far ahead of the usual resort restaurants, The cuisine is local but reinvented and delicious, the service is awesome, and the place was packed... More 

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

Thank you Nicka2000, we aim to create a dining experience that feel Apulian returning to the roots of cooking, using the best local and seasonal ingredients in the most respectful way. Creative is just a tool to exploit them to their maximum potential. We are glad to have met you and we appreciate your words. Domenico. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very friendly service with you staff, food is perfect, very fresh ingredients. Seafood is a must. You get what you pay for! One of my favourites in Puglia. Just great.

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

Thank you Sascha, our goal is to serve intelligent local cuisine based on simple, high quality ingredients in an environment that made guests feel welcome and relaxed. It lookd like we’ve reached our goal. Domenico More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

We had such an amazing night tonight, great food, wine & service. We've eaten in a lot of Michelin restaurants around the world and without trying to sound snobby this one is seriously up there. If Michelin starred food is sometimes outside your price range - and let's be honest it is for most of us - this is a... More 

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This was a wonderful experience! The food was excellent and inventive, the service was charming and the price was a fraction of what we expected to pay. Also, an excellent regional wine was proposed that was surprisingly inexpensive.

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

Thank you CDADenver, was a pleasure to meet you and we are glad to read the positive resume of your experience. We feel as ambassador of Puglia, food plays an important role as culture of a territory and it's our job to guide you through a discover of our ingredients, our dishes that we develop starting from the tradition but... 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 44 to 92
  • 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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