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Rosticceria L'Antico Borgo

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Via Tarantini 9, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
+39 080 444 6400
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

In a back street off the main square is this gem. As is the tradition in Cisternino you go to the butchers counter and choose your meat which is then cooked to perfection in about 20 minutes. The local specialty is bombete pork meat rolled and stuffed or wrapped with various other meats or cheeses. Many local places do this... More 

Thank Adrian W
Leiden, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

you need to book in few advance (I booked the afternoon for the evening) but it's better than going there without a reservation. The meat was AMAZING. The starters with donkey's stew was the most tender meat I ever ate. Very good for tourists too, Sandra was speaking German fluently and English too. Of course the "bombette panate" (breaded bomblets... More 

Thank LucaIntini
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Sandra was brilliant at explaining the menu's in fantastic English! Food was spectacular!! A very unique and memorable dining experience. Highly Recommended!!

Thank Alex G
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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 

Thank Lookforthegood2000
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98 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 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 

Thank Dundula
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 😉

Thank Marika M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank hannahtSydney
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Vio S
Nashville, Tennessee
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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 6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?