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Via Argento 33, 70043 Monopoli, Italy
080.77.77.79 - Cellulare: 338.33.45.121
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12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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  • 282
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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 16
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  • 18
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A perfect start to our holiday

Fresh off the plane, we decided to stop off for lunch in Monopoli on the way from Brindisi to our trulli, and what a wonderful first impression of Puglia it was. The owner was so friendly and welcoming and spoke excellent English. The three of us each ordered a different pasta dish, all were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Mark J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Fresh off the plane, we decided to stop off for lunch in Monopoli on the way from Brindisi to our trulli, and what a wonderful first impression of Puglia it was. The owner was so friendly and welcoming and spoke excellent English. The three of us each ordered a different pasta dish, all were delicious and the house red was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We decided we wanted plain, simple, delicious and authentic seafood. However, the first problem was we didn't arrive until 11pm (in early March, when the majority of the country was closed for winter). The second problem was we couldn't find the hotel either! But we stumbled across this amazing Taverna, who rang the hotel for us, walked us to the... More 

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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We had a fabulous meal here tonight - mozzarella and tomato salad, seafood stew, and seafood linguine, then a highly memorable tiramisu and Nutella crepe. The proprietor could not have been kinder or more attentive. The ambiance was perfect - a cozy spot on a rainy night. Highly recommend.

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MK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We sought out this restaurant purely on the Trip Advisor reviews and were very disappointed. Thinking about our dinner afterwards, it was actually OK but not the 4/5 stars that we were expecting. As mentioned on other reviews, food in Puglia tends to be a bit basic compared to other areas of Italy unless you spend a bit more and... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

3 short hours ago we were being wined and dined to the maximum by Vito, his excellent chef/wife and staff. Gr8 atmosphere, service, quality of food and unforgettable experience. The menu is not large in variety simply because it is gr8 in freshness and flavor. I had the prawns seasoned in lemoncello (made fresh ... Almost at the table) that... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

On a recent trip to Monopoli with adult family and baby we found ourselves in this restaurant on three or four occasions. The all inclusive dinner for e25 is fantastic value and top class. Wine is included. Mainly fish dishes but variety of meat dishes too. Host is very friendly and attentive. Lunch is also super here and you can... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

On our recent trip to italy we found a wonderful place for lunch, LaVecchiaTaverna in Monopoli. The food was excellent and mussels out of this world. Vito, the owner was so charming and helpful This spot was one of the fun highlights of our trip. TQK Toledo, Ohio

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This Taverna is exactly what we love about traveling in Italy. Warm and welcoming service by the host who truly cares about pleasing his guests, delicious cuisine and a charming setting. What more could you ask for! Monopoli is a wonderful coastal town to visit.

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Perth, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wonderful evening. Pleasant surroundings inside (too cold for terrace) with excellent food and service.

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Nevada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had dinner in this local restaurant our last night in Monopoli. The location is charming - a terrace behind some apartments, overlooking the sea. The food was typical of the region. What we liked was that in addition to seafood, there were some non-seafood pasta and meat dishes. We love seafood but wanted some variety. I had the baked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Argento 33, 70043 Monopoli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Monopoli
  • Phone Number: 080.77.77.79 - Cellulare: 338.33.45.121

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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