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La Cecchina

#27 of 824 Restaurants in Bari
Certificate of Excellence
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Piazza Mercantile 31, 70122, Bari, Italy
+39 080 521 4147
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In the heart of Bari antica this is just a great choice for a delicious dinner! In love with great food, I just felt complete with the excellent service offered by waiters! Unique to this place are gamba in crust of almonds!! Try it and enjoy! 😋

Thank Sandro C
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125 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here twice during our stay and enjoyed both visits. The antipasto is a good selection and our mains were all excellent. Best to book at weekends although we got in on Saturday without.

Thank spepmed
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Quick and smiling service, interesting people. Delicious food, thanks to the chef Dino. Placed in the old town market square.

Thank Wiktor R
Eerbeek, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The food was great had the "zuppa di pesce" delicious... they forgot the squid but they give it on a extra plate. only the staff had only a view menu's for the whole restaurant.. service was ok..

Thank Dubai_89
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This place did not disappoint! A truly amazing final dinner in Italy. We loved everything from the laid back service staff to the beautifully plates main courses. A total win!

Thank Jaime H
County Tipperary, Ireland
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I think it speaks for itself that we returned here for dinner a second night on our visit to Bari, which has a huge choice of lovely restaurants. Staff were lovely and very professional with very good English. On the first night I ordered steak, medium cooked, but it was rare when it arrived (just the difference in culture) and... More 

Thank leavy2015
Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Quite a nice experience, i had their famous orecchiette which were delicious. The portion was rather big, so be aware of that if you're going for some antipasti or dessert. I noticed that it's becoming common in puglia to try to add extra "cover charges" to the bill, so be careful of that.

Thank Anabelle B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

La cecchina is a wonderful place. I had tuna and my wife had sea bass, both locally caught. The food was amazing, and the service was great as well. If it means anything to you, it was recommended to me by my relative who was born and raised in Bari.

Thank Tom G
Youngstown, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Nice and very overworked server told me and my two sisters that we could only order two pasta dishes since it was very busy. What? We order and share family style. Orecchiette was good. Burrata cheese with artichoke terrine tasty. Cheese ravioli with almond cream tasted so bitter they were not finished. Walk, don't run to this restaurant.

Thank JudesLuxuryTravel
Cairo, Egypt
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142 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food!! Great location on Piazza Mercantile, with indoor and outdoor seating. The house antipasti selection was fantastic, and more than enough food for a meal for two. The restaurant closes from 3-7, as do many others. They turned away customers arriving close to 3, so get there in time.

Thank avalon2020

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$27 - $49
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Mercantile 31, 70122, Bari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari
  • Phone Number: +39 080 521 4147

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