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Ristorante Porta Nova

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Via Gaspare Petrarolo 38, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
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Kailua, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the price, the view, the ambiance... This should have been a 5 star experience. Honestly, walking into the dinning room I didn't care how much we spent I was joking to enjoy the Wow of this place! But, the prompt attention faded as the room filled, and error after error took the fun out of the meal till we... More 

Thank LiveFullyAlive
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Despite the hype and the first impressions I was not impressed with the courses of food. We had the quite expensive 7 course tasting menu. You didn't get to see what was involved here, all courses were a surprise and by the end of the meal it honestly felt as though they were trying to make a point about being... More 

Thank Mountain M
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We visited this restaurant for lunch yesterday based on a review in Lonely Planet. Hoping to try some typical Puglian food, we were highly disappointed. Firstly, my husband ordered a beer, upon which a wine size bottle of beer was bought to the table before we were shown it - not one beer, but the equivalent of 3. This is... More 

Thank orchd
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Such a gorgeous setting. With a view over Ostuni and the sea, wow. Lovely place. And great service. But my meal … white fish in pastry … it was terrible. Very bony. Deep fried. Yuck. I hope that it is not characteristic of this place. The appies were good and the little dessert pieces. too. And again, the setting was... More 

Thank Susan M
Reading, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

This place has zero atmosphere and though it displays all the trappings of a high class restaurant the Maitre D did not write down my order so brought the wrong meal so I had to wait for the correct order to be cooked meanwhile my partner had his very unappetising pasta dish to eat. Waiter spilt wine in the water... More 

Thank Susie601
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

This food doesn't taste of anything. That is how we have it here. Comical but true. Great views, hence the over-the-top prices, and the sniffy attitude to customers, but food (to be fair, thankfully, starters only) that ranged from boring/pedestrian downwards and a bill that left nothing out but regrets.

Thank tripolater
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

Friends and I ate here last September. Two of us wanted it to be a treat for our guests ( two others) and so were willing to pay extra for this meal. Everything was wrong. First though our table was in a chilly spot they told us they could not close the windows(!) We were moved - as were the... More 

Thank marianf95
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Nice restaurant, nice owner, decent service, great view .... that's where it sadly ends. Food less than average if edible (they will hold you to eating the fare they provide to make you pay when you are giggling at the akwardness of it all in the end ... so be warned). I mean the food is edible, but not worth... More 

Thank Bertrand S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Small, hidden, expensive, and worth every penny! Great food, witty waiter, perhaps the best restaurant on my 10 day visit to Italy. Don't leave without a glass of Vinsanto!

Thank Emilio K
London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is an old style restaurant with proper tablecloths and napkins. The restaurant has the most amazing views over the town of Ostuni and the sea. We arrived for lunch after market day in Ostuni. We went for the set meal and were not disappointed. There was an interesting and not rapacious wine list. The service was unhurried but charming.... More 

Thank Anthony M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$49 - $74
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Gaspare Petrarolo 38, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Ostuni
  • Phone Number: 0831338983
Porta Nova is among the restaurants of Ostuni which is distinguished by its vocation to the kitchen of quality fish. Romantic restaurant, fish cuisine

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