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La Tana Del Polpo

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Updated 07/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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0.2 miles from Basilica San Nicola
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ciao! If you want to have the most delicious dinner… Tana del Polpo is a MUST visit in Bari! The hospitality from Michele and Marco is simply amazing, they make you feel right at home with their great attitude and friendly nature :-) They take...the time to explain the menu carefully and address any questions regarding the options! Especially as we do not speak the best Italian they took extra good care of us to ensure we made informed choices and understood all the options. The service was quick although the restaurant was jam packed. The food cannot be described… it’s fresh (caught from the sea and brought to your table), full of flavour and simply exquisite! Overall, the price for what you pay is totally worth every single penny. It was so worth it, we visited twice in a week just to make the most of this special place. We will be returning to Bari just to have this lovely experience again! Grazie mille di tuto amici! Alla prossima volta :-) - Damian and Ana PS Definitely make a reservation in advance if you plan on visiting.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Michele G, Proprietario at La Tana Del Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Grazie mille alla prossima

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got there when they opened. Nicola was our waiter, asked us what we would like to eat and he helped setting up the menu. He offered to eat raw octopus because apparently thats the local way. I was way too sceptical but why would...I say no haha. He brought it to the table and sliced it nicely and gave me a huge bite. Dude, it was huge!! Anyways the octopus was okay, really strange to be honest but i did it.. The following octopus salad and grilled octopus where both amazing. Great place, great service!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Michele G, Proprietario at La Tana Del Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Grazie mille alla prossima

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really wanted to visit this restaurant based on positive reviews. We were not impressed. We found that the atmosphere was not in line with the prices and the hype about this place. Waiters were running around, shouting to each other, rushing to remove plates...and bring you the next course. The tables were cleared within seconds of people leaving to make space for new visitors. The food was good, but nothing special. The fish was presented nicely but overpriced. The deserts were the worst. The cannolo was stale and soggy, the lemon cake desert was cheap and simple. Warning about COVID protocol: the distance between tables is 5 cm. It’s almost as if you are sitting at one table with another couple.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Michele G, Proprietario at La Tana Del Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Spiacente ma x la tua giovane età non va bene vai a mangiare in pizzeria così risparmi non e x...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried almost all seafood in the restaurant - fresh, grilled and fried. Everything was excellent. Local white wines were excellent too. Happy to come back when in Bari again.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Michele G, Proprietario at La Tana Del Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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Grazie mille alla prossima

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great surprise in busy Bari. Tre restaurant has fantastic see food served in quite big portions. We were sitting at a street table, although there is nice space inside. Everything was very informal and friendly. Prices are very acceptable.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Michele G, Proprietario at La Tana Del Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Grazie mille ti aspettiamo alla prossima un abbraccio da noi tutti

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the pleasure to visit the restaurant last night. Big choice of sea food, it tasted amazing. Very impressed with the service, we were well looked after.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Michele G, Proprietario at La Tana Del Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Grazie mille alla prossima un abbraccio da noi tutti

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really overrated restaurant, service is poor, you feel like you need to eat and leave within 20 minutes. The waiter didn't want to take a different pasta order because "it's better to eat the same dishes or it takes too long to cook"... weird explanation....Overcooked pasta (disappointing for Italia), chewing-gum fish and cheap-tasted white wine. The only good thing was that the restaurant "Black and white" is near by and is delicious !More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Michele G, Direttore generale at La Tana Del Polpo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Well, the only thing i can say is that "Not everybody has a good taste". ADIEU

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was ok, but i expected something more. The waiter tried to be funny, but was rude and his comments inapropriate. I really recomand going one step down with the atitute, because you can be the greatest restaurant (which you are not btw) but...without the customers you are only a place with a few tables. If you want to have a nice lunch or dinner in Bari Vecchia, go somewhere else.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing seafood place in the heart of city center. Place is super popular so I recommend to arrive right after opening hours or book a table because you might not get a table. Professional service. Amazing experience

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing seafood it was done to perfect taste. Great service very fast but enjoyable the dinner hope to return

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, La Tana Del Polpo is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

La Tana Del Polpo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4