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All 63 Cisternino Restaurants

Osteria Bell' Italia

Via Duca d'Aosta, 29, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
+39 080 444 9036
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Ranked #7 of 63 Restaurants in Cisternino
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $52
Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta, Chowder
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Il centro storico di Cisternino è un Capolavoro architettonico, di rilevante interesse storico e culturale, e di origine medioevale. Ed è in questo clima così fitto di realtà fantastiche e di luoghi suggestivi che è possibile trovare la perfetta armonia di sapori, con l'Osteria Bell'Italia, dove la tradizione dei prodotti tipici locali si sposa con l'eleganza della cucina raffinata. Una cucina Italiana rivisitata, tendente al creativo. L'ambiente è unico, elegante, romantico e raffinato, dove servizio e professionalità sono le caratteristiche che da sempre lo hanno contraddistinto. Un ambiente suggestivo per la sua posizione, ed affascinante per la sua struttura e il suo design, semplice e moderno, rilassante, curato ed accogliente. Le materie prime utilizzate sono tra le migliori, ed ogni piatto è preparato con semplicità e con l'utilizzo di fragranti aromi mediterranei. I sapori della sua cucina nascono dall'abbinamento, mai esasperato ma semplicemente esaltato, di prodotti tipici locali con prodotti ricercati. L'Osteria Bell'Italia nasce per diventare il punto di riferimento per gli "amanti della Dolce Vita". Il suo menù è ricco e variegato, con una vasta offerta di antipasti. Piatti eseguiti con attenzione; dai risotti alle paste fresche, dal pesce alle carni di prima scelta, accompagnati da eccellenti contorni. Tra le specialità caserecce della casa vanno menzionate le orecchiette al ragù di asina con braciole e la parmigiana di melanzane con mozzarella di bufala. Tra i piatti rivisitati sono ottimi il tortello di melanzane con provola affumicata su letto di pomodoro fresco, le linguine di gragnano "sea food", e l'agnello brasato al forno, servito su un letto di purea di fave e carciofi. Ottima anche la selezione di salumi e formaggi. Il suo punto di forza sono i Piatti Unici, come la delicatissima Tartare di Tonno fresco, o la gustosissima Insalata tiepida di gamberi, noci, mele e avocado. Da non tralasciare i dolci, come il Chocolat Soufflè alla moda dello Chef, servito con frutti di bosco, o l'innovativo Tiramisù rivisitato, in versione fresh (fatto al momento). Dispone, inoltre, di un eccellente Cantina Vini, con selezione molto curata delle etichette, da quelle locali e regionali, a quelle Italiane e Internazionali (quindi dai piccoli produttori ai grandi nomi classici). Spicca, inoltre, una ricca selezione di grappe e distillati, e un'ampia scelta di Champagne e spumanti. L'ambiente dispone di due sale, eleganti ed essenziali, la cui lineare conformazione ha la disponibilità di 40 coperti nel periodo invernale, e di circa 60 nella "bella stagione", periodo in cui è possibile degustare prodotti unici tra le mura di un borgo antico meravigliosamente suggestivo. La filosofia dell'Osteria Bell'Italia è, dunque, quella di proporre piatti locali rivisti in chiave moderna, con un equilibrato connubio tra classico e creatività. E la sua particolarità è quella di cullare il cliente tra il piacere del gusto e dell'ospitalità tipica locale. Inoltre è anche luogo ideale per eventi, pranzi, cene e feste private (compleanni, lauree..), il tutto supportato da eventi musicali tenuti dal vivo e con relativa animazione. Osteria Bell'Italia...solo per i Palati n° 1 !!!

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Cisternino, Italy
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A visit to Osteria Bell' Italia is an opportunity to taste Puglia. Known throughout the world as a culinary dream, Pugliesi cuisine can be experienced at a "pitch perfect" level at Bell' Italia. The rustic fare is presented with a nuanced update by the kitchen staff of Luano and Erika so that even the most sophisticated palate is more than... More 

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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had dinner at the Osteria Bell'Italia. It's situated in part of the lovely old town of Cisternino. It took a while to find as the streets are narrow and windy around Cisternino and the restaurant is just off the main square on a small side road. There is indoor and outdoor seating. We sat outside, which was a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lovely food, great service and a charming atmosphere. The menu choices were interesting and varied and the wine list was comprehensive. This was simply the best meal we had in Puglia!!

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ate here by default as had booked a table at Mezzofanti using the trip advisor number but arrived at Mezzofanti to be told there was no booking. they phoned Bella Italia who said we had a booking there! Lovely girl from Mezzofanti walked us round to Bella Italia(we would never have found it) We had a lovely outside table... More 

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Ealing UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had a lovely dinner here in July whilst on holiday staying just outside Cisternino. Food was great and service very accommodating. We were a party of 14 including 8 children and everyone loved the food. Great location in the heart of the old town and good cosy atmosphere inside. In addition I managed to leave my camera which the... More 

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

This place was highly recommended however the price and quality did not meet our expectations compared to other places in the area. The veal was very tough and disappointing. Skip dinner and go right for dessert because they were great; waffle with gelato and tiramisu, yummy!

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We dined at this restaurant last month on our last night in Puglia region. We found it by chance as we were visiting Cisterino for the second time but had missed it first time! It is located close to the centre of Cisterino and is located down a narrow street and has some tables located in the alleyway. As the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very good local Puglian food served in quiet surroundings in a side street within the old town. Only 2 servers,long wait for the meal, young waitress forgot the first course, forgot to bring ice and lemon for the water, forgot to bring salt and pepper, then the salt mill was broken. Total shambles. Waited 50 minutes for the first course... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Fabulous lunch today with our Australian friends. A lovely sample of antipasti arrived: ricotta, olive bread, olives & tomatoes. Very helpful staff who advised what we should order- antipasti perfetto- cheeses; salami that melted; mozzarella. Followed by the most superb main: monkfish stuffed pasta...no ordinary pasta - squid ink & egg pasta parcels, with a scampi bisque so rich &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

During my visits to Italia, I do not usually give reviews on restaurants, as everybody has their own tastes. However, after a visit to Osteria Bell'Italia, I had to write that the quality of the food and the welcome I found their was one of the best that I had ever found. It is located in the old centre of... More 

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Additional Information about Osteria Bell' Italia

Address: Via Duca d'Aosta, 29, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
Phone Number: +39 080 444 9036
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 7:30 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm  12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm  7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 33 - 52
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Pasta, Chowder

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