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Rosticceria L'Antico Borgo

Via Tarantini, 9, Cisternino, Italy
+39 080.444.64.00 - +39 346.13.23.000
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Ranked #2 of 59 restaurants in Cisternino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
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UK
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

If you like top quality meat cooked and served straight from the butcher, this is the place for you! Just point at what you want unless your Italian is good enough to discuss the various meat with the butcher, then it will be weighed , cooked to your liking and served at your table in the adjacent restaurant. Good choice... More

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Milano, Lombardia, Italy
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Remember to book very far in advance. We booked 5 days in advance but it was worth it. You choose your meat from the butchers in the rear of the restaurant according to the typical braceria of cisternino. The service was impeccable and incredibly friendly. It is not a place to sit down for hours over your meal as they... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Salad made with only iceberg lettuce and tomatoes. Even before you sit down they want you to to and select your meat before even having a chance to look at the menu. All very rushed. I ordered the beef (about 250 grams) cooked medium and it came well done, almost burnt! Not impressed - this restaurant was recommended by our... More

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Tasty in all its simplicity. You are to selected your own meat in the glass case of the butcher: port, beef, lamb or sausage. Or a combination. Pay by the kilo and tell how you like your meat to be cooked. Then you cross the ally and take blace in a basic basement setting, where you can have some anti-pasti... More

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We've already been there a few times and we'll keep on going forever! They are the best of the best of apulian "fornelli". They are in a beautiful city - Cisternino - that you will enjoy after dinner to help digestion :) and the place is an authentic rustic taverna, people are nicest and the meat is from heaven. Try... More

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Milan, Italy
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434 reviews 434 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

i stood for 15 minutes to choose the meat at the counter and i ma italian, i am not sure what could happen to foreigners. the expereince is fun, we had good service and the meat was good. however maybe due to a saturday night crowd, it was a bit erratic and the best part was the meat and the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Very good meat, bombette are very good but still the pork, beef and veal steaks are the highlight! A place not to miss when visiting Cisternino at dinner time! Make sure you have a reservation since it is always full and you might need to wait long time before finding a seat...

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London
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Possibly the best Rosticceria in the town that specialises in these choose-your-meat-at-the-counter eateries. The flavours are amazing and the meatballs - quite frankly - out of this world (we had to go back for more). Be careful of the cuts of donkey, if you're not that way inclined... The decor is dreadful and lighting flourescent but this is the real... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Visted 1 September 2012. Set in the alleyways of old Cisternino in the heart of the zona del trulli L'Antico Borgo typifies Puglian Rosticceria with a wide selection of meats baked al forno. You select the meat and cuts which the butcher-grill chef threads onto skewers and bakes in their oven. There is a selection of local antipasti - meat... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Authentic setting in the old center of Cisternino. You choose the meat as if you were in a butcher shop and a little bit later you can eat your heart out. The quality of the meat is outstanding. No frills, good price and a wonderful experience

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