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Osteria Monacelle

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6 Traversa Via Cattedrale Via Pietro Vincenti 4, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
+39 0831 334212
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight I tried this restaurant, I felt very happy with my choice ! I enjoyed the evening with an authentic, very tastful and good menu: Octopus pasta and as main course a lamb in a aromatic sauce with artichokes. And not to forget the very friendly service. Well - deserved 4 points for a very good performance !

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Thank Cruaxel
Canterbury
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good and all traditional local fare which we enjoyed. The young waiter was keen but new, he made some mistakes, but we all have to start somewhere. The interior was very warm and intimate.

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Thank Gary805
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic and welcoming - all dishes were fabulous including an octopus pappardelle and stunning vegetarian dishes.

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We two senior Canadian women dined there tonight. Normally we share a half liter of white wine but tonight the choice was a bottle of white or a pitcher of rose wine. We opted for the rose wine not wanting a full bottle of any kind. My pasta with eggplant and hers with zucchini were excellent . Desserts were good... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited for dinner last night having read excellent reviews and we were a little disappointed, the antipasto was amazing but the mains were bland. My husbands tuna steak was over cooked. I had the fillet strips with tomato cheese and rocket and it was literally that, beef cooked through (would have been better rare) in a wet almost poached way... More 

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Nottingham, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Turned up without a booking and got a table in a nearly full restaurant. The meat and cheese antipasto was generous and well presented, the chalkboard special was pasta with rage d'oca. Didn't know what it was and the waiter couldn't explain other than to say it was red meat. It was lovely and I found out afterwards that it... More 

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new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We arrived our first night in Ostuni wanting a dinner (a) outdoors despite an unseasonably cold night, and (b) off the tourist beat. We stumbled on Monacelle and it looked lovely and perfect. We were impressed how delicious the food was given we knew nothing of this place, but most delighted by the hospitality of our server Rafaele. He anticipated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Nice interior design, also some tables in fron of the restaurant on the stairs in the historic centre of Ostuni. We had the mixed local meat and cheeses antipasti with ovenfresh bread. The place specializes in local Pugliese dishes. Highly recommedable the shaved beef stripes with tomata, rocket and local cheese. Wonderful pasta and desserts also...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Liked the look of the place near the cathedral. Great menu and, although the service was a bit slow, the food was freshly prepared and was delicious, especially the taster starters. The waiter was friendly and attentive. A jug of red wine was excellent, described as "organic", and only cost €10. Very good value and well worth a visit -... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Not a bad Osteria, but not as good as a couple of others close to the Cathedral. Nice outdoor seating on the steps by the cathedral wall. Inside is small but quaint. Wasn't a memorable meal, but perfectly reasonable. Was fine, but wouldn't go again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$16 - $37
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Traversa Via Cattedrale Via Pietro Vincenti 4, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Ostuni
  • Phone Number: +39 0831 334212

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?