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Al Vecchio Fornello

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Steakhouse, Barbecue, Contemporary
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Via Basiliani 18, Cisternino, Italy
0804441113
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Description: DELICIOUS FOOD FROM A LOVELY VILLAGE “Al vecchio fornello” (“At the Ole...
DELICIOUS FOOD FROM A LOVELY VILLAGE “Al vecchio fornello” (“At the Ole Stove”) is a really ancient butcher’s shop and restaurant placed in the historic centre of Cisternino (one of the most beautiful villages in Italy). Sante, the owner, made his dream come true – the dream of mixing his love for catering with his fondness for meat.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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If you are in the area, you must visit Cisternino in the evening, take a passeggiata, or stroll, through the beautiful white streets, drink an aperitivo at dusk, and then head to one of the rosticcerie for some good food. At the rosticceria, you will choose your meat from the butcher's window, pay... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2013
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North Ferriby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was a great evening. We were told about the format... choosing the meat before eating.... Fantastic! We were a bit over faced initially but we chose a huge steak which we shared with a large salad and litre of the house red. The steak was cooked to perfection and the wine was, as usual, very good. The restaurant was... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In August almost every restaurant is very busy in seaside of Italy, as was Al Vecchio Fornello. We had to wait total of one hour to eat but it' is worth to wait. Meat is very very delicous, cooked perfectly. And the prices are incredibly low compared to all Italy. But there is some points to criticize, first is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

If you are in the area, you must visit Cisternino in the evening, take a passeggiata, or stroll, through the beautiful white streets, drink an aperitivo at dusk, and then head to one of the rosticcerie for some good food. At the rosticceria, you will choose your meat from the butcher's window, pay per kilo and have it cooked fresh... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

came back to Cisternino since the town is really gorgeous, wanted to change Braceria . the food was quite good, but in october we had tried Antico Borgo and thought it was slightly better . in any event a very good meal and very very reasonable price

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Been there twice now. A butcher's shop with a pizza-type oven opposite the counter. You choose your meat, then sit at a table and wait for it to be served up to you, hot, tasty and perfectly cooked.

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Address: Via Basiliani 18, Cisternino, Italy
Phone Number: 0804441113
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
Average Prices: USD 13 - 40
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Contemporary

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  • Address: Via Basiliani 18, Cisternino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
  • Phone Number: 0804441113

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 40
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Contemporary

Description

DELICIOUS FOOD FROM A LOVELY VILLAGE “Al vecchio fornello” (“At the Ole Stove”) is a really ancient butcher’s shop and restaurant placed in the historic centre of Cisternino (one of the most beautiful villages in Italy). Sante, the owner, made his dream come true – the dream of mixing his love for catering with his fondness for meat.

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