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Al Vecchio Fornello

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Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Contemporary
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Via Basiliani 18, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
0804441113
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Malta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We went to this place because we wanted to have some nice pasta as a starter and then continue with the meat by our choice as a main course. We ordered orecchiette with basil tomato and ricotta and got orecchiette with only tomato sauce. The pasta vas good but we didn't appreciate them not telling us they don't have all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

This place is absolutely amazing! Friendly and very attentive staff and glorius food! Well done guys , we hope to come back next year !

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North Ferriby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was a great evening. We were told about the format... choosing the meat before eating.... Fantastic! We were a bit over faced initially but we chose a huge steak which we shared with a large salad and litre of the house red. The steak was cooked to perfection and the wine was, as usual, very good. The restaurant was... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In August almost every restaurant is very busy in seaside of Italy, as was Al Vecchio Fornello. We had to wait total of one hour to eat but it' is worth to wait. Meat is very very delicous, cooked perfectly. And the prices are incredibly low compared to all Italy. But there is some points to criticize, first is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

If you are in the area, you must visit Cisternino in the evening, take a passeggiata, or stroll, through the beautiful white streets, drink an aperitivo at dusk, and then head to one of the rosticcerie for some good food. At the rosticceria, you will choose your meat from the butcher's window, pay per kilo and have it cooked fresh... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

came back to Cisternino since the town is really gorgeous, wanted to change Braceria . the food was quite good, but in october we had tried Antico Borgo and thought it was slightly better . in any event a very good meal and very very reasonable price

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Been there twice now. A butcher's shop with a pizza-type oven opposite the counter. You choose your meat, then sit at a table and wait for it to be served up to you, hot, tasty and perfectly cooked.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $40
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Basiliani 18, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
  • Phone Number: 0804441113
Description
DELICIOUS FOOD FROM A LOVELY VILLAGE “Al vecchio fornello” (“At the Ole Stove”) is a really ancient butcher’s shop and restaurant placed in the historic centre of Cisternino (one of the most beautiful villages in Italy). Sante, the owner, made his dream come true – the dream of mixing his love for catering with his fondness for meat.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?