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Osteria del tempo perso

via G. Tanzarella Vitale 47, Ostuni, Italy
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Ranked #44 of 163 restaurants in Ostuni
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $36 - $145
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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67% Recommend
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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Osteria del tempo person was on my recommended list of restaurants to eat at while visiting Ostuni and it did not disappoint. We spent 10 nights staying in the area and every night we are out and Osteria del tempo perso is still our most memorable meal. Everything about this place is charming. The location, the decor, atmosphere, friendly service... More

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Hong Kong, China
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Local and simple cooking with fresh ingredients. Delicious with no pretensions. Interesting decor in a cave. Friendly service.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

In one of the most beautiful spots in Ostuni you find this small, nice restaurant, with very nice service and quite good food. Small menu, some basics (fave e cicoria) but also creativity (orecchiette with vongole and crudaiola di pomodori), outstanding Lamb Carree, poor desserts (obviously bought somewhere else - without any creativity). Honest prices and pleasant atmosphere.

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Mol, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Nice location and good food but not oustanding. Prices are higher than in a normal Italian restaurant. The expected outstanding result was missing. Tables are close to the next one so not really romantic.

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Arezzo, Italy
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My personal experience was excellent we approach the restaurant from the wrong side so it took is a bit to find it . It was a rainy day and we went for a late lunch . Place was busy but our waiter brought us water immediately and some really delicious bread with olives. Fried alici were delicious as well as... More

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

After receiving high recommendations on TA and elsewhere, we were stunned by the poor experience of dining at Lost Time. The zucchini flowers stuffed with cheese were heavy, the pasta with asparagus was bland, and the roast sucking pig was gristly and tasteless. The wine list is long but very expensive. Probably the worst meal we had in Italy and... More

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Corsham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We have visited 3 times now and always enjoyed the food very much. A new dish this most recent visit, grano I tartufo nero - farro grain, an ancient variety, with slices of fresh black truffle. If enough of you (at least 8) book in advance for a traditional taster meal of antipasti, 2 pasta dishes, 2 meat dishes and... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

this place serves decent food, but is clearly frequented mainly by tourists, which is reflected in the service (a bit routine) and the prices (fairly high for puglia). the location in the old town is great, with great views around, and some nice looking bars nearby.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

arrived last week at 7:30 pm and were given the worst cold shoulder that I have ever received in a restaurant, they couldn't be bothered to do anything for us and just stood around chatting, after 15min left, never to return, avoid.

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England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Have eaten here more than once and enjoyed. The restaurant is hewn out of natural rock and creates a unique atmosphere. The food is usually very good. Not a cheap option and you have to walk almost to the top of the old town but worth it for something a bit special. Would recommend it for a lovely dining experience.

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