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Via Antonio Bruno 5 | Centro Storico, 70010 Locorotondo, Italy
+39 080 431 7014
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We were wandering around the town and decided to stop for a drink and a small bite to share. We saw the "Specials" on the board outside and the alley looked nice and cool. We asked the owner for a table for 2 - and he showed us through. When we sat down he asked us what drinks we wanted,... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Visiting in early June and sitting outside for lunch under the shade of the archway, this was an overall delightful experience. Yes it is a very 'mom and pop' kind of operation - which I consider a significant positive attribute - and the cook turns out very good food and a home-made tiramisu to die for. It was hardly a... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This is one of those rare occasions when I'm in complete disagreement with other TripAdvisor reviewers. Here we made a great mistake. Yes, the owner-waiter-son of chef is a character and does a great Basil Fawlty impression in a mixture of Italian and broken English. There's no written menu and no choice. One suspects the menu is the same every... More 

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Cambridge
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited on a quiet Sunday but were warmly greeted by the owner who explained the days dishes. Very tasty homemade pasta and beef sausage under the quiet arch - welcome relief in the shade.

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West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

I stumbled onto this restaurant and am ever grateful for the experience. It is a family affair, son handling the customers, and mama and the son's wife managing the kitchen. The food was outstanding, pasta homemade. No written menu, all verbal. The family could not have been kinder. Later, my friends arrived and we shared coffee and tiramisu. Just the... More 

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Prague
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

Very pleasant place with helpful owner. We enjoyed his recommendation and everything was delicious and home made, Thanks

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Dunboyne, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We arrived in Locorotondo to see the beautiful town with the intention of eating later in the day. A thunderstorm forced us to take shelter and we found ourselves in this fabulous family run restaurant. The owner and his wife looked after us so very well and cooked our food fresh as it was ordered. The flavours of the food... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant for lunch which was not full of tourists eating bland food. This trattoria is family run and serves a fixed menu with a few choices. It would appear that the menu changes little over the years. Notwithstanding this, the food was delicious, the lightest melanzane parmigiana that we have tasted. The grilled secondo was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

No menu, all food described in Italian- but we did manage to understand that all food is cooked by the wife, who has learnt it all from the restaurant owner's mother. A surprise menu of antipasti, primi, secundi and dolci plati came out (not all at once!) with scrumptious local red wine, there is absolutely no failing with this place!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Don't except to see a menu or understand the owner's Italian. Tables when we ate on a hot day were inside and so we kept pleasantly cool. The food was delicious, the aubergine bake and the tiramisu as good as the four of us (all experienced travellers and restaurant goers) had tasted. The pasta and the sausage were also very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Antonio Bruno 5 | Centro Storico, 70010 Locorotondo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Locorotondo
  • Phone Number: +39 080 431 7014

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?