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“Wonderful Dinner Wonderful Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria del Capitolo

Osteria del Capitolo
Via Orto del Capitolo, 10, 72013 Ceglie Messapica, Italy
+39 3331351241
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Aiken, SC
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Wonderful Dinner Wonderful Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We had dinner at this family run restaurant surrounded by locals. No menu just the server providing dinner options. Food was delicious and plentiful. Awesome appetizer. Decor and atmosphere was delightful. Great value. I actually misread my dinner check and was told by a local waiting for dinner that the total was 20 Euros less than I thought. Dinner for two including wine, bottled water, espresso and desert 45 Euros.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful food not to be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

My colleague and I visited this restaurant looking for regional foods and experience. We were not disappointed. Began with puréed beans with a green vegetable and tomato salsa. It was divine and could have constituted our entire meal with good bread. Not to be deterred though, we then ate baccala and stuffed artichokes. Divine. If you are in the area you must not miss this charming little family restaurant with its wonderful hospitality. A word of warning though - we thought it closed until a local yelled out to the owners for us and the door was magically opened.

Visited January 2014
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Genuine Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We had been struggling to find a restaurant open for lunch and decided to give the Osteria del Capitolo a try. What a lovely lunch we had. Typical of this type of local osteria there was no written menu but still choices. The staff were great and the place was full of locals having lunch which we normally take to be a good sign. The food was simple, genuine, home cooked Italian which is exactly what we wanted. This was the way to dine in Italy and I am sure it would be difficult to be disappointed in Osteria del Capitolo. We would not hesitate to go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lockerbie, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Gorgeous typical small restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We got advised during our stay in the region to visit the town of Ceglie Messapica as it was a very typical place and during our visit we stopped for lunch at the Osteria del Capitolo. The small restaurant was very welcoming and an homely feel. We got lucky to get a table as it was almost full with locals. The food was very good; simple homecooked meals. We really loved this unpretentious eatery and we felt we were in the dining room of a Southern Italian family. I would definetely recommend this place as it was a great experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Unexpected pleasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Having found nowhere else open this Osteria was a great find. Service was friendly and food delicious. Particularly enjoyed the anti pasti. Could have eaten this alone!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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