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Rosticceria L'Antico Borgo

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Via Tarantini 9, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
+39 080.444.64.00 - +39 346.13.23.000
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whilst there are several of these "Butcher's Restaurants" in Cisternino and pretty much all of them are great, Borgo perhaps has the edge. Certainly not for the faint hearted non- meat eater you just chose your meat in the butcher's counter and then sit back and it all appears, freshly and simply cooked. Often quite a wait to get a... More 

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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is heaven for meatlovers. You choose meat at the butchers and they prepare it in special grill/Owen and observe it with sides you choose. This is the best grilled meat I have ever eaten and of course the great experience. In the whole town you smell the grill. Each restaurant is placed in two, three or more houses.... More 

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Thank Dundula
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best grilled dinner I've ever tried. Excellent meat prepared to perfection. We had several kind of bombette which are a local specialty, a must try. And lever, which as well was delicious. It all combined by some veggies and good local wine. For the good price of 13 eur each. You have to go 😉

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We came two nights in a row which I think is a first for us! The concept of the butcher/restaurants in Cisternino is wonderful (so long as you love red meat!) and we knew we'd enjoy it. What sets this place apart is the wonderfully warm welcome from the staff, who take the time to explain everything to you and... More 

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Thank hannahtSydney
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended this place by our host at the Trullo we were staying at. Fabulous recommendation, we were greeted by our fabulous waitress who spoke perfect English along with many other languages, we were shown the meat counter, talked through the options and left to choose our feast. Chilled red wine from a flask was €5 and a fabulous... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Big table of eight and all very much enjoyed our meat in particular. The owner/waitress is very welcoming and seems to speak 10 different languages! The only downside was side orders, none were really of quality compared to the fabulous meat. Ragu di asino with orecchiette is also delicious.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I had to reconsider this place. I have finally found great steak in Italy! The trick is to ask to salt it WHILE cooking (as Italians don't seem to salt their meat) and ask it almost well done. I prefer medium-well according to American standards, but when I asked for it in Italy, it always seemed undercooked. So, using this... More 

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Guildford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

This place is clearly popular with local families who come and look at the raw meat "bombettes" at the serving counter. They choose their menu items and return shortly afterwards to savour the food. The prices are reasonable and the mix of diners from posh dinner parties to locals just indicate how unusual and popular the place is.

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Thank anthoncon
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

You get to choose the raw meat and the restaurant will cook it for you. Everything we ordered was tasty and the quality of the meat was good, the prices are quite cheap.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

First of all, Make sure to make a reservation. This place stays booked on summer even during a week! I was told by locals it's the best meat place in the surroundings. Probably, it is. However, being living in the USA, I can't say it's the best meat, it's a bit too fat for me. I love American steaks and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Barbecue
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Tarantini 9, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
  • Phone Number: +39 080.444.64.00 - +39 346.13.23.000

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