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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 #13 of 157 restaurants in Ostuni
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $39
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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london
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 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
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
50 reviews 50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This restaurant is lovely. You can watch the chef cooking through the glass screen and be served by her family. I started with the pasta with tomato and ricotta, sounds simple tasted amazing. John had the orecchiette with turnip tops - again excellent. Both dishes were fresh pasta and home made sauces. As we have done before we both had... More

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North east, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We reviewed this Osteria as part of Trip advisor comments and found a very pleasant family based restaurant. The son was attentive and drink and eats provided quickly. Surrounded by the locals it was people watching time. As we stuck to the Italian menu we found the food tremendous and very traditional. With the local red wine to support the... More

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nr Birmingham, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

We ended up in the Osteria Monacelle by chance, having headed for another establishment, which was unexpectedly shut. And that proved to be a real blessing... Osteria Monacelle is up an alley in a very touristy part of the town, but is not a tourist trap at all. We were attracted by the small but very interesting menu, which was... More

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Bonheiden, Belgium
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This small family driven osteria is located in the old town but is not a tourist trap at all. We got a warm welcome by mama herself, an excellent wine advice by the owner (from the authentic grape Susumaniello) and nice authentic plates in the open kitchen part of the restaurant. Puglian dishes at affordable prices, all freshly prepared. Good... More

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Gilly, Switzerland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Stumbled across this tiny restaurant. You can watch Mamma cooking through the window. We absolutely loved our simple dishes, especially the cavatelli ai ceci, small pasta with chickpeas and wild fennel - yum! House red was excellent.

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