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Osteria Bell' Italia

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Via Duca d'Aosta 29, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
+39 080 444 9036
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7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tue 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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New York
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food,local wines and good service. A welcoming locale. Beautifully lit with candles . Moderately priced. The ravioli appetizer was superb, as was the fish entree. Meat fishes were well prepared and presented. Desserts were home made and delicious

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a rainy November evening, we entered this most cozy restaurant, where we were greeted with a warm welcoming Italian smile. We went for antipasti, pasta and wine, all three were equally delicious. The plates where original, voluptuous and so incredibly tasty. The wine, a local one from Locorotondo just finished it all off. When we asked for the bill,... More 

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Thank Melissa D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We moved to Puglia 8 months ago and had been to Cisternino many times. But it wasn't until yesterday that we wandered down the street where Osteria Bell'Italia is located. What a great surprise! Wonderful cozy atmosphere. Fantastic food, beautifully presented. And very accommodating for our vegetarian diet (even had cashew cheese on my pasta). We will definitely return and... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 5 nights in Cisternino and two of those nights ate here with my wife. The food was not only the very best we've had during our 3 month journey in Italy, but the kind and friendly individuals who serve you make this a wonderful experience ! Our hotel host gave us two recommendations to try during our stay. He... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We ate lunch on the street at this Cisternino restaurant, and it was fine--perhaps indistinguishable from many other similar restaurants. I had red mullet in a saffron sauce, and my wife had ravioli with scallops and tomatoes. All were good. The house white wine was so-so. At the end of the lunch, the waiter switched our check with the table... More 

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Clapham, London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Thank you Tripadvisor reviewers for guiding us to this choice one cool September evening ... no reservation but we arrived just after the 7.30pm opening time to find a warm welcome. The restaurant is cosy and has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The menu has a variety of meat, fish, and vegetarian dishes and is well priced. The house wine by... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

The team behind this restaurant are young and the owner hails from Milan. Dinner is served in a beautiful dining room with a real effort being made to deliver a special experience. Definitely one to try in Cisternino.

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

Tipical osteria with very good selection of very tasty regional food.Good Service, reasonable prices. Strongly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic recommendation this restaurant ticks all the boxes. The mixed anti pasti starter was a meal in itself, he mains absolutely delicious and the desserts superb. The service is first rate and it was incredible value. Five stars!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

This restaurant is situated in one of the narrow passages in the Centro Storico. It is quite difficilt to find. There are tables outside in the narrow lanes and a small inside section. You are in quite close proximity to passers by if you sit outside, but again it's worth it. The menu is a bit up market from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $37
Cuisine
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Duca d'Aosta 29, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
  • Phone Number: +39 080 444 9036
Description
Il centro storico di Cisternino è un Capolavoro architettonico, di rilevante interesse storico e culturale, e di origine medioevale. Ed è in questo clima così fitto di realtà fantastiche e di luoghi suggestivi che è possibile trovare la perfetta armonia di sapori, con l'Osteria Bell'Italia, dove la tradizione dei prodotti tipici locali si sposa con l'eleganza della cucina raffinata. Una cucina Italiana rivisitata, tendente al creativo. L'ambiente è unico, elegante, romantico e raffinato, dove servizio e professionalità sono le caratteristiche che da sempre lo hanno contraddistinto. Un ambiente suggestivo per la sua posizione, ed affascinante per la sua struttura e il suo design, semplice e moderno, rilassante, curato ed accogliente. Le materie prime utilizzate sono tra le migliori, ed ogni piatto è preparato con semplicità e con l'utilizzo di fragranti aromi mediterranei. I sapori della sua cucina nascono dall'abbinamento, mai esasperato ma semplicemente esaltato, di prodotti tipici locali con prodotti ricercati. L'Osteria Bell'Italia nasce per diventare il punto di riferimento per gli "amanti della Dolce Vita". Il suo menù è ricco e variegato, con una vasta offerta di antipasti. Piatti eseguiti con attenzione; dai risotti alle paste fresche, dal pesce alle carni di prima scelta, accompagnati da eccellenti contorni. Tra le specialità caserecce della casa vanno menzionate le orecchiette al ragù di asina con braciole e la parmigiana di melanzane con mozzarella di bufala. Tra i piatti rivisitati sono ottimi il tortello di melanzane con provola affumicata su letto di pomodoro fresco, le linguine di gragnano "sea food", e l'agnello brasato al forno, servito su un letto di purea di fave e carciofi. Ottima anche la selezione di salumi e formaggi. Il suo punto di forza sono i Piatti Unici, come la delicatissima Tartare di Tonno fresco, o la gustosissima Insalata tiepida di gamberi, noci, mele e avocado. Da non tralasciare i dolci, come il Chocolat Soufflè alla moda dello Chef, servito con frutti di bosco, o l'innovativo Tiramisù rivisitato, in versione fresh (fatto al momento). Dispone, inoltre, di un eccellente Cantina Vini, con selezione molto curata delle etichette, da quelle locali e regionali, a quelle Italiane e Internazionali (quindi dai piccoli produttori ai grandi nomi classici). Spicca, inoltre, una ricca selezione di grappe e distillati, e un'ampia scelta di Champagne e spumanti. L'ambiente dispone di due sale, eleganti ed essenziali, la cui lineare conformazione ha la disponibilità di 40 coperti nel periodo invernale, e di circa 60 nella "bella stagione", periodo in cui è possibile degustare prodotti unici tra le mura di un borgo antico meravigliosamente suggestivo. La filosofia dell'Osteria Bell'Italia è, dunque, quella di proporre piatti locali rivisti in chiave moderna, con un equilibrato connubio tra classico e creatività. E la sua particolarità è quella di cullare il cliente tra il piacere del gusto e dell'ospitalità tipica locale. Inoltre è anche luogo ideale per eventi, pranzi, cene e feste private (compleanni, lauree..), il tutto supportato da eventi musicali tenuti dal vivo e con relativa animazione. Osteria Bell'Italia...solo per i Palati n° 1 !!!

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