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Ristorante Porta Nova

via Gaspare Petrarolo, 38, 72017 Ostuni, Italy
+39 0831 338 983
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Ranked #40 of 159 restaurants in Ostuni
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $49 - $74
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Al Porta Nova anche il cibo e sintesi di una cultura antica che affonda le radici nella tradizione marinara ostunese.Il Porta Nova e tra i ristoranti di Ostuni che si distingue per la propria vocazione alla cucina di pesce di qualita in quanto capace di parlare del territorio in modo singolare ed autorevole. Fortemente legata alle eccellenti materie prime che la Puglia offre, ma capace di far rivivere le stesse sotto i riflettori di una cucina a tratti internazionale, il ristorante Porta Nova - anche per mezzo della location e degli arredi - si presenta ai propri clienti come una perla di rara bellezza: incastonato in una terrazza dal panorama mozzafiato nel torrione aragonese risalente al XV secolo, Porta Nova offre una visuale indimenticabile grazie alle ampie finestre che si affacciano sulla vallata degli ulivi che si perdono fino alla marina di Ostuni. Un ristorante romantico adatto a chiunque voglia il massimo dalla cucina pugliese. Aperto da Tonino Ciaccia nel 1989, Porta Nova rimane sempre un suggestivo e particolare luogo di accoglienza dove l'ospite/gourmet puo gustare le specialita marinare proposte dalla casa, e gustare i vini della superba cantina ricavata nella roccia con prestigiose etichette regionali.Siamo la storia di Ostuni aperti da oltre 20 anni e non accettiamo offese,le critiche se costruttive saranno sicuramente gradite!un improvvisato ci ha scritto "da evitare",bene ci sentiamo profondamente offesi e rammaricati,di conseguenza vorremmo evitare gli improvvisati,quelli che vengono non a mangiare ma a passare-perdere tempo.Noi invitiamo la gente a scrivere su altri portali.Tripadvisor e un sistema che non funziona!Oramai noi risPonderemo giusto per divertirci,non prenderemo sul serio le vostre recensioni.
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Bergen, The Netherlands
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Porta Nova was recommanded by our hotel, and we were warned that it was not cheap. But it was not only pricy (5 euro coperto!) it was very poor food. We tried 5 restaurants in Ostuni but this one was the most disappointing one by far.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Porta Nova deserves a top rating among the restaurants in Ostuni. Definitely among the top notch. Attentive sevice, innovative meny, rich on different tastes and a very good total experience.

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Bucharest, Romania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The most enjoyable place with the perfect food & atmosphere!!! With the great pleasure my next birthday will celebrate there!!! Thank you very much for nice time!!!! Wish you all the best!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Me and my Russian friends spend nice time in Porta Nova. It's example of how all restraints in Puglia should meet clients. Service is on high level also place is in attractive location. Menu is selected and quality of food is the best. One of few places that can serve you good even u eat one plate and glass of... More

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New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The restaurant is situated on the Ostuni walls with beautiful views and floor-to-ceiling windows. Tables are a bit close to each other and the decor looks a bit "baroque" rather than modern. Menu offered both a la carte and pre-fix options. Wine list lacked in depth and was somewhat limited and focused on main stream wines. Take-off was a bit... More

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Usa, Japan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I have previously reviewed this restaurant and found the service, the food and the value for money to all be awful. I can same the same again years later!!! It is in a nice location, especially if the viewing terrace is open. But!!! The hostess was rude yet again, treating a vegetarian as if I were abnormal, there was nothing... More

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We enjoyed a simple and hearty dinner here during our stay. We were the only guests in the restaurant, so we had a lot of attention! My better half had the Gamberi y Gamberi - a shrimp ravioli served with three additional head-on prawns. It was delicious. I had been yearning for the wheat orchiette so emblematic of the region,... More

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Lecce, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant lived up to my expectations. Scallops with black risotto were incredible as were Orecchiette pasta with fresh tomato sauce and goat cheese. I recommend it to couples and friends who wish to spend quality time and have superior food.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

A cut above most restaurants we've been to in Italy and a mega leap ahead of those we ate in in Ostuni. As a starter, we actually had the scallop and black rice dish shown in the header photo: it was excellent. The scallop was perfect, the rice of a superb consistency and delicacy of flavour. The fish mains were... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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113 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had a late dinner at Porta Nova so we had a view from our window of darkness speckled with lights including the large lit cross on the hill to the north of the town. Service from the moment we arrived was excellent, courteous and personable. This was a class above anywhere else we ate in our 10 days in... More

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