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Osteria Monacelle

Via Pietro Vincenti 4-6 Traversa Via Cattedrale, 72017 Ostuni, Italy
+ 39 0831 334212
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Ranked #20 of 163 restaurants in Ostuni
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $39
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Loved this place and best meal we had during our five day visit. Small and rustic, with a small kitchen to the side. However the food was amazing. Recommend he chickpea and fennel pasta for primi. The slow roasted lamb for secondi was succulent, and perfectly flavoured. The staff were incredibly friendly and the chef (old lady) popped out a... More

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

What an excellent little restaurant!!!! This place is a must when in Ostuni, regional dishes beautifully cooked. Aubergine parmigiana melted in the mouth, the antipasti was superb and included the regional specialty burrata. Orecchiette cime di rapa (turnip tops) was something else, perfectly cooked and topped with anchovies and breadcrumbs... Rabbit stew was also wonderful and took me back to... More

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Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We were sent to this restaurant by our landlady on our first night in Ostuni and were so glad that she did. It was a rainy evening, and we were alone in the restaurant, but the atmosphere was still really warm and friendly, with the chef/owner coming out to talk with us ('though she only speaks Italian and we don't,... More

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FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This charming restaurant is situated in a small alley in the White City very close to the historic cathedral. Recommended by our hotel, it turned out to be a special and memorable treat. Osteria Monacelle is very small and we sat at a table adjacent to the small kichen where Gina and Neliva were cooking regional specialties to order. We... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A lovely meal in a friendly family run restaurant. We had the antipasti selection which was delicious and our rabbit and lamb main courses were perfectly cooked and very well seasoned. I thoroughly recommend it.

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london
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We found this place after walking the town for around an hour trying to find somewhere open (Don't come here in off season). Wasn't sure what to order so we chose the mixed antipasti and asked our waiter/Owner? for a recommendation on a pasta. One of the very few waiters here who speaks english. The rest. has a huge glass... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant when most were shut because we are visiting out of season, and it turned out to be a great place. Very friendly and excellent food, all local specialities. The antipasti selection was especially good and well worth having.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

A late lunch in an unobtrusive little restaurant that turned into a fab feast with most delicious house Negroamaro wine. Cooked by the lady of the family in an open kitchen, everything was delicious and different and all great value. So glad we made it through the bead curtain! Couldn't fault it.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

So.....we were worried that we weren't going to find a decent restaurant open in mid October, but we were mistaken. After hitting 4 restaurants on our list that were closed, we looked up trip advisor to see what was good and this restaurant was rated 13. We started off with the house selection of appetizers (7). Delicious! Burrata, grilled veggies,... More

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PA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We enjoyed a nice quiet lunch at Osteria Monacelle seated overlooking the open kitchen. In fact we were the only customers but that allowed the chef to stop by to offer her suggestions and make small talk. We ordered the house appetizer for 2 which was light and delicious. Since this was just lunch I only opted for the rabbit... More

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