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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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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 7:30 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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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our second visit this year as we had seen great reviews a few months back and just had to go back as we had such a good meal first time. Suffice to say this is now on our "must book" venues every time we visit our Ostuni villa. If you want a great meal, it's well worth seeking... More 

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Garstang, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great restaurant , tucked away in the town centre , authentic local cuisine well cooked and great tasting . Meal for 2 including wine around 70 Euro. Its well worth searching out this restaurant but be aware that the Italians generally eat late ie after 9pm so it can be quiet if you pitch up early.. but don't worry the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been going to Cisternino every summer for my whole life, and every year at least one evening is dedicated to La Bell'italia! The food is amazing, service is very friendly, and the atmosphere is beautiful! I recommend sitting outside to enjoy the summer vibe in the small streets of Cisternino!

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really tucked away in the side streets of historic Cisternino, this restaurant is well worth seeking out. The antipasto for 2 to share is a meal in itself and the main courses were also excellent - service was superb and we would definitely recommend.

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Thank DavidCEngland
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delightful restaurant in the back streets near the main square. Delicious local food in very imaginative menu. Friendly and courteous service.

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside and enjoyed every moment of our supper here. Simply gorgeous setting in the tiny narrow streets, stunning, fresh food, a bottle of well-chilled Loccorotondo white wine, and great service.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here during our recent holiday in Puglia. It was lovely. We sat outside at a pretty little covered enclave of tables. The bread brought to the table was some of the best we had the whole holiday - delciious olive bread for example. My husband had beef carpaccio and I had the potato gratin with parmesan, which was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We spent our honeymoon in Cisternino and ate at this restaurant 3 times, each time it just got better. On our last night we witnessed one of the managers eating with her young daughter, chatting with us in English and then leaping up to help a group of elderly french ladies, of course chatting with them in French, she soon... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Down the back streets, hunted this one down as it had been recommended to us. We weren't disappointed, good friendly service and the food was excellant too. Go there if you want something different to the BBQ sauages the town is famous for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Wandered around the streets of Cisternino and stumbled across this place in the back streets. Very welcoming little place indeed and perfect for a quiet dinner. I went for all three courses and not one didn't impress. Started off with the tuna tartare which is a bit weird, Japanese being on an Italian menu (wasabi and all), but it started... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $38
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Seafood
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, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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