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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 #1 of 61 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
English first
Brooklyn, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Rosticceria is a specialty in this small but lovely town, and this is an excellent place to sample it. The meats were extremely well prepared. I'd also recommend the starters of donkey in a red sauce and the mortadella, both specialties of the house. Surprisingly budget-friendly given the quality of the meat.

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Vienna
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We weren't really that hungry when we went there but as soon we saw all the delicious stuff we just had to get all the recommendations of the waiters. But the best were the starters, where you get six different local specialities and of course the salsiccia straight from the butcher. Always worth a visit.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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103 reviews 103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Eating meat and choosing by the butcher is typical for Cisternino. So you have to do this. The taste of the meat is special. In the restaurant there is a kind of smell like in an abbatoir. But we have to say ... the italians like it a lot! Lot of people in this crowded place. For us ... not... More

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UK
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61 reviews 61 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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471 reviews 471 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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