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Osteria Di Chichibio

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Italian, Chowder
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Largo gelso 12, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 080 424 0488
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Since fifteen years, Osteria di Chichibio is an elegant seaside restaurant...
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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  • 221
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
VERY EXPENSIVE

Ilike variety of food but it's always full and the price is very expensive because the plates are very poor

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2014
Daniela L
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Bari
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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471 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bari
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Ilike variety of food but it's always full and the price is very expensive because the plates are very poor

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Boston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The delicious food here is made with local ingredients specializing in the many varieties of fish. The portions are a decent size and wines delicious. The service is very good and attentive.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It is hard to imagine better simple baked whole fish with olives and tomatoes. Light wine-based sauce. As good as any I can remember and priced within range of ordinary mortals. Waiter responsive and very good preparing the fillets; tables well separated; very comfortable. Excellent wine list with, again, reasonable prices.

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Herceg-Novi, Montenegro
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87 reviews 87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you are looking to go for some fresh sea food, this is not the bad place. Wine list is fine, sea food variety is there. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I'm a gourmet and an italophile. We were here 3 times in 3 days and had the most amazing pasta of our lives. The fish was also great

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England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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106 reviews 106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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Krakow
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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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85 reviews 85 reviews
55 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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21 reviews 21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Largo gelso 12, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Polignano a Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 080 424 0488

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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