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la vecchia taverna

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Via 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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Sherburne, New York
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our last night in Monopoli, I picked this restaurant because of the reviews and the outdoor terrace. Four of us shared an appetizer that was good (shrimp wrapped in katifi). My sister had a seasonal grilled fish, but my brother, mother and I chose pasta (carbonara and ravioli). The fish was cooked to perfection and was fileted/deboned right at our... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I have travelled to Monopoli for a holiday and were told the food was amazing... unfortunately it took a few restaurants (before we came across La Vecchia Taverna) to convince us. Now we have tried real Italian food! So tasty and fresh, VERY good Italian food!! Staff were also very friendly and super helpful. Thankyou :) We... More 

Thank xJMelb
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Welcomed by the staff. The Tuna stake was recommended and rightly so, it was cooked to perfection. My wife had a pasta dish which was well cooked too. Pasta dishes are often too small (in mine opinion) but not this one. Seal it out, you won't be disappointed. Location could be better, But hey, who's scoring this when the food... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food. The caprese starter was excellent. Luckily we shared as it was enormous. Had sausage pasta with cream for main course. Couldn't manage a dessert as the starter and main course portions were on the very generous side. A reasonably priced dinner. The staff were very attentive with nothing too much bother. All in all a good place to... More 

Thank LindaG09
Budapest, Hungary
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our late night dinner here was a highlight of our trip to Puglia. We had the octopus salad for starter, pasta with seafood, fried seafood, and desserts. If you write it down like this it sounds very simple and even boring: seafood, seafood, seafood. But the quality and the value is very very good. Already the starter was surprising and... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We always return to La Vecchia Taverna every time we are in Monopoli, and we always go more than once when in town! It is our favorite place in Monopoli. Vito and Antonietta, the owners/hosts/chefs, are truly wonderful people - you are sure to make lifelong friends while enjoying a wonderful meal.

Thank rustiguinness
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were treated to good food and warm hospitality in this comfortable friendly restaurant. The food was very enjoyable - the fish soup was especially good.

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Oslo, Norway
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Good service and good value, but unfortunately, the food was disappointing given the many superb reviews of this restaurant. We have eaten much better in Monopoli for the same price.

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suburban Boston, MA
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225 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Great food, very nice helpful people. Portions are large! To find it: If you are in the old town facing the water (at the old port), there is an old wall on your left. Walk to the beginning of the wall and turn left on the street you are facing. Walk about 30 paces and it will be on your... More 

Thank Ready2Go2008
Burlington, Vermont
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Our train was late, and we were wandering around the old center looking for a meal very late. We were welcomed warmly to this cozy restaurant and served graciously, in spite of our need for a gluten-free meal, and the late hour. Best pasta with vegetable sauce we've ever had, and everything else was exemplary as well. Best homemade limoncello... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
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 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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