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Osteria Di Chichibio

Largo gelso 12, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 080 424 0488
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian, Chowder
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Since fifteen years, Osteria di Chichibio is an elegant seaside restaurant where you can taste specialties of fresh fish at 0 km. The catch, daily, at 0 km, sea (not farmed) is the absolute protagonist of the kitchen Chichibio, expressed a kitchen where everything is cooked in a natural way through the cooking in the wood oven. Among the dishes considered to be real must Chichibio: shellfish Catalan, redfish gratin, saint peter with the potatoes and in general all the fish dishes, from appetizers to the former to the latter. Passion and acceptance of the two owners, brothers Giacomino and Vito are added value to the success of Chichibio.
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

This is my first "terrible" rating........So we were really looking forward to this restaurant but what a disaster - possible an off night but from the anitpasti served in, what my wife described as campbells soup, through to the oversalted (bordeline inedible) pasta made this a night to forget. The service veered from over attentive early on to inattentive later... More

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Gilly, Switzerland
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52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Last year, we dropped in for lunch not knowing what we were in for. Based on the great experience we returned this year for dinner. We chose the warm antipasti dish, wow! So many different things to try and enjoy. Followed with seafood paccheri with bottarga, everything bursting with flavour and freshness. It's a 'smarter' restaurant than most we had... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Actually we found the restaurant by accident, looking for another one that was closed. You will find here great food and great service. We have had a fresh raw seafood that was followed by grilled fish. All was tasty and amazing. This place is absolutely worth a visit when in Polignano a Mare

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Good food - fresh and pleasingly prepared - in a rather unusual setting behind a screen of bamboo plants right next to a side street up and down which various ice cream trucks and Vespa riders and pedestrians wander. You feel you are alone in a little garden (if you ignore the other tables which are usually filled as this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Went on Sunday evening, they had almost run out of fish, not good for a fish restaurant but at least it's fresh! Nice people but more formal than we realised, food ok, very tradittional.

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Swanbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

As the food was so good last visit, we returned and were not disappointed. The seafood is as fresh as you could want - many raw starters, as well as hot ones. The grilled fish was excellent and the desserts were wonderful. The service is very good - not much English but the food speaks for itself!

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St Keverne, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Full marks on service and surroundings but pricey even by Italian standards. I had a squid starter, half a dozen scampi (€30) and a mousse. My wife had a similar meal and three glasses of house wine between us - all for €110. The food was ok but didn't warrant the cost.

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The bright inviting restaurant makes for a fun dining experience. Good wine list, with a varied pasta and fresh seafood offerings. Among our food choices were fritta octopus as an antipasti, mixed seafood grill, and various pasta dishes including giant prawns and spaghetti, and squid ink pasta sauce. All were beautifully served and deliciious.

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We visited as a group of 6 but with two locals, who assisted us with the amazing choices of local seafoods. The presentation was great and the flavours of the local seafood was exceptional, most of it served raw. We devoured every dish and local Puglian wines complemented the amazing seafood. The service was fantastic and the owner gave us... More

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Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

My family and I have had the blessing of traveling. Visiting local restaurants are a must for us. Many times we find our selves split on the liking of the food. There is always one or more of us that are not pleased. I have to say that this restaurant is the first to have been able to please all... More

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