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Rosticceria L'Antico Borgo

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Via Tarantini, 9, Cisternino, Italy
+39 080.444.64.00 - +39 346.13.23.000
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This place is clearly popular with local families who come and look at the raw meat "bombettes" at the serving counter. They choose their menu items and return shortly afterwards to savour the food. The prices are reasonable and the mix of diners from posh dinner parties to locals just indicate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
anthoncon
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Guildford
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Guildford
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146 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This place is clearly popular with local families who come and look at the raw meat "bombettes" at the serving counter. They choose their menu items and return shortly afterwards to savour the food. The prices are reasonable and the mix of diners from posh dinner parties to locals just indicate how unusual and popular the place is.

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Shanghai, China
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

You get to choose the raw meat and the restaurant will cook it for you. Everything we ordered was tasty and the quality of the meat was good, the prices are quite cheap.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

First of all, Make sure to make a reservation. This place stays booked on summer even during a week! I was told by locals it's the best meat place in the surroundings. Probably, it is. However, being living in the USA, I can't say it's the best meat, it's a bit too fat for me. I love American steaks and... More 

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Great meal for a very good price, with a family of 7, we only spent 128 euros! Atmosphere is families, great place!

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Next to the central square away from "touristic" places, there is a little cozy restaurant were locals recommend to go and actually go. Do I have to add anything else??? Great meet selection, large variety of "bombette" little bombs of meat that explode of flavors in your mouth. Don't forget appetizers, even if they will fill you up a little... More 

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Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were a group of 15 and we were served perfectly by the stuff. Everybody loved the food and wine. I was the only vegetarian and the owner took care of myself and let the kitchen prepare pasta for me.

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

For carnivores only but what a spot. Great value, meat was delicious and staff were very friendly. What more could you ask for?

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A must visit for anyone going through cisternino. This rosticceria is known for you being able to choose meat at a butcher's display and subsequently choosing antipasti at the table. Service was good and we enjoyed our antipasti and meat. The place is very meat based, so don't expect to find seafood or much veggies. It's meat heaven, plain and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Maybe because we were there in September, and therefor not many tourists, we were the only foreigners between big Italian families. It's a paradise for carnivores! Simple interior, great chilled primitivo wine and a lovely english speaking hardworking waitress, who took her time explaining everything to us. We tried the donkey and the amazing veal filet. Be sure to get... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Tarantini, 9, Cisternino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
  • Phone Number: +39 080.444.64.00 - +39 346.13.23.000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?