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#74 of 738 Italian in Bari
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$12 - $36
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 18, 2020

Good food (especially the regular mussels; the gratinated mussels were okay but the special taste of mussels was gone). The main dishes were good as well, even though I was served another dish (horse roulade with pasta) as ordered. It didn`t matter to me because...it would have been my second choice, but any reaction on “this isn`t what I ordered” would have been nice. The house wine was ok, the prices as well.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

Points i liked: - pasta were tasty, and so was the sauce - place is nice Points i did not like: - the 2€ added automatically per people eating... - the quantity: I had literally 9 raviolis as main meal (for 10€, on which 2€...needs to be added)... Was still hungry afterwards.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020

Italian Pizza , best service , fresh bear . Real espresso . Prices ok . The service was fast with respect and polite .

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

Was looking for a nice place and good food in the old town. We were happy to choose L’osteria del Borgo Antico. Being in a crowded place with many restaurants, we did not expect too much, but it was a very pleasant surprise at the...end. Even though the place is full, the staff is fast, patient and friendly. The atmosphere inside is just so ‘Italian’ in the very best meaning of the word 😁🇮🇹 So do not hesitate if there is no place outside, you will not regret it. The food looks and tastes very good. One hint, if you do not have a reservation, it is unlikely to get a table outside in the high season. Anyway, if you go there at 20:00 you can be the first to sit wherever you like inside :-)More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed January 25, 2020

The restaurant is very nice, with interesting paintings and decoration, with a romantic music, at the right volume. Very professional service and great location. We had pizza which was OK and some deserts (good). The prices are a on the higher side but acceptable given...the ambient.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 20, 2019

The meal in this restaurant was nothing to write home about but was pleasant. We visited in winter so it was reasonably quiet however in summer I can imagine it would be quite touristy based on its location. The meal was affordable however I would...say it was probably a bit over priced compared to other areas we visited in Puglia. Nevertheless, a decent meal at an affordable price.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed October 28, 2019 via mobile

Situated in a very nice place (Piazza Mercantile) in the old town of Bari, L'Osterieta del Borgo Antico offers a large menu of typical Pugliese cuisine. The seafood was absolutely delicious! Today, the biggest gain of this restaurant was Sabil, the nicest waiter I have...ever met. This guy speaks at least 7 foreign languages... wow! 👏👏👏 Next time I will visit Bari, I will definitely come back here!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

We went after seeing the mixed reviews of this place. We was placed inside as they said all tables were reserved outside so thought it would be great!! I must admit we are not very open into what we eat and found the menu not...very clear so unfortunately opted for Pizza. There was plenty to choose from but all seemed to contain the same ingredients apart from one change each time. Pizza were nice but not the best that we had in Bari (see my other review for the best pizza in Bari) I also ordered a drink of Becks and they brought over Becks Blue which is Non-Alcoholic 🙈 We were sat inside on a table for two and another couple were placed next to us. The tables were so close it felt like we was eating with them. Couldn’t really have a private conversation without them listening. It was uncomfortable. The waiter/waitress seemed pleasant but I can see why some say the gentleman isn’t as he doesn’t smile much. With being the first person you encounter at a restaurant he should be making an effort. Think it was €2 each that was automatically added to the bill which cheesed me off. As I alway leave a tip but not when it’s forced upon you.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019

L'osteria del Borgo Antico was recommend to me for the pizza... As a pizza snob, I was eager to give it a try! I can say this pizza did not disapoint! It was cooked perfectly, with thin crispy crust and seasoned sauce. I washed it...all down with Aperol Spritz and couldn't have been happier! You will find this place right in the middle of the tourist area of old town. Get there early as it filled up when I was there. I found the waitstaff to be very friendly!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2019

Welcoming visit, food rustic and good, we ate inside the tables are not very clean looking nooks and crannies with food trapped. We had been out all day so we were hungry. Only ate here once due to the tables and the toilet with the...rickety folding door.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • L'osteria del Borgo Antico is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 3.5