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la vecchia taverna

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Via Nicodemo Argento 33 | Monopoli Bari, 70043, Monopoli, Italy
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm Italian and local from Puglia . I know how to recognise old seafood from fresh one, and we were served the oldest unfreshest octopus ever. Gluten free options were also a bit disappointing. Maybe we were unlucky , but they definitely should not sell old seafood!

Thank Ant M
Hampshire England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small family run restaurant set into the city wall, where the food, wine and service are excellent. The menu del Giorno at 25 euros is superb value, but make sure you have the appetite to eat the many dishes. The local Negromara red and the white wine are both high quality and inexpensive. We also ate a,la carte one... More 

Thank John P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and relaxed, the menu is quite small but the quality of the food is very good. The whole experience is very enjoyable and we were made to feel special.

Thank Richard L
newcastle upon tyne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and welcoming - we were shown to the roof top terrace where tables were nicely spaced out. Service was very good and the waiter spoke good English which was a bonus! He recommended a white wine when we weren't familiar with those on the list and it suited our palates. Our main meals were excellent and beautifully presented -... More 

Thank janman_7
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We went here on the last night of our wedding party and it was fantastic. Language barrier again(our fault)however food was terrific, served in big bowls so everybody could try if they're was any spare. Nice portions of Limoncello after the meal and price is inexpensive. Top place!!

Thank mikeylovesfood
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We had a table on the terrace with a view overlooking the beach and let the young waiter choose our dishes from the 25 euro menu. My husband started with an octopus salad, while I had a huge bowls of mussels, which was then followed by a hearty seafood pasta dish each. A large bowl of fresh salad accompanied this... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Ate there tonight with our family. Pasta good but shrimps overcooked and service offhand. Not up to previous reviews. Won't be going back in a hurry.

Thank 67cleo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Food nice if unexciting. Service good. Delicious limoncello! Didn't go inside so cannot comment on the interior.

Thank serenagreentrees
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

We decides to dine here as a result of a friend's recommendation. We were not thrilled. The squid salat was amazing, so was the eggplant/shrimp/mozzarella apetizer. The grilled sea bass was melting in the mouth. We enjoyed the house red wine. 5* experience.

Thank Tudor N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Verrry fine culinar experience!!!Go there with trust!verry delicious food,verry good vine,excelent service!!!

Thank Petre T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $40
Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
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Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Nicodemo Argento 33 | Monopoli Bari, 70043, Monopoli, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Monopoli
  • Phone Number: 3383345121
Typical puglia style kitchen,home run restaurant,seafood,meat,fishsoup,home made desserts,from summertime sea view terrace for dinner.

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