We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Absolutely awful lunch”

Ristorante Carducci
Reserve with
Ristorante Carducci is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #91 of 1,127 Restaurants in Bari
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $71
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The Ristorante Carducci was conceived in order to satisfy the most demanding tastes in a cozy and friendly environment. The maître Michele Scarpelli and the waiters will welcome you and accompany you through an authentic and customized tasting path, describing every course from the appetizers to the dessert, and suggesting the ideal combination with the local, Italian and international wines on our list. Our fantastic chefs, coordinated by our executive chef Felice La Forgia (member of Italian National Team of Cooks), will take care of everything else, providing you with wonderful performances from the open kitchen desk. The menus are updated periodically in order to amaze even the most loyal hotel guests with local, seasonal and high quality ingredients. The creativity, the arome and the flavour of the courses, combined with the comfortable and convivial atmosphere in the main room, in the privé and on the outdoor terrace, will offer an unforgettable experience...
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Whoever said "there is no bad food in Puglia" had obviously never been here for lunch.
We chose this restaurant because the Michelin red guide have it 3 Xs, and because on TA it came up as the #1 restaurant in Bari.
What neither said is that the main restaurant is closed for lunch, and all they have is a small annex serving sandwiches and salads.
As it was pouring down outside, we decided that it would have to do ... What a mistake !!!!
The service was unbelievably slow even by Italian standards.
My wife ordered a pear/radicchio/walnut/rocket/gorgonzola salad and I ordered a basic ham/tomato/mozzarella sandwich.
When it all finally arrived, the waiter gave my wife a tuna, lettuce and
sweet corn salad. When she said that she hadn't ordered this, he tried to convince her that this was a better choice. She insisted on getting what she had ordered and got her original salad but with no gorgonzola and the story that they had no dressing to go with it. Instead they gave her a bottle of drizzling sweet balsamic vinegar, which kitchens generally use for artistic plate decoration.
In a country of wonderful tastes, my sandwich was so tasteless that I could have been eating cotton wool.

Beyond the food problems, it took a 2 hour lunch to eat a sandwich, and a salad, with two beers.

Maybe the main restaurant is good at dinner time, but why would anyone bother trying when there are so many other wonderful places to eat.

I should have realised that a French hotel with Italian management is not a great combination.

2  Thank LesH211
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CARDUCCIRIST, Direttore generale at Ristorante Carducci, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014
Google Translation

Gentile Clienti,
grazie per il Suo cortese commento, mi dispiace che la linea della snack carte lunch non sia stata di Vs. gradimento e soprattutto mi scuso per l'errore del mio staff.
Comprendo che in Italia - Puglia ci si aspetti di poter mangiare a tutte le ore del cibo italiano classico, ma l'hotel ha visto la necessita' di aggiornarsi e di orientarsi negli orari del lunch verso quello stile di snack ormai internazionale e sempre piu' richiesto, fatto di proposte gustose e veloci quali quelli proposti dal ns. ristorante.
Durante il dinner e' invece possibile gustare piatti diversi sia della cucina locale che italiana
gusti e sapori sono garantiti.
Cordialmente
Giovanna Petrosillo


Cordialmente
Giovanna Petrosillo

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (302)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

23 - 27 of 302 reviews

Reviewed October 2, 2013

basic food with a tourist menu for those who do not want to bother with the a la carte...which most didn't

Thank Mike b
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CARDUCCIRIST, Direttore generale at Ristorante Carducci, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Dear Sir,
thank you for your kind review.
Yours faithfully
Giovanna Petrosillo

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 23, 2013

We were staying at the hotel and were surprised to find the restaurant was relatively quiet on a Saturday night, given its reputation on tripadvisor. We opted for the fixed price menu at 29 Euros which included three courses , wine and water. The starter was excellent with a subtle pesto type sauce and just the right quantity of pasta. The main of lamb cutlet and lamb sausage stew was less successful , slightly bland and served with bread that had spent too long on the griddle. The ice cream dessert was outstanding, with glace fruit separating the two layers and was artfully decorated with white and black berries dusted with icing sugar. Service was cheerful and efficient. All in all , pretty good value for an establishment of this type.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Phi01
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CARDUCCIRIST, Direttore generale at Ristorante Carducci, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014
Google Translation

Grazie gentile Ospite
per la Sua cortese recensione.
Giovanna Petrosillo

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Overnight stay in Bari at the beginning of a 10 day holiday, and boy, did we start with something special. This was a great dinner, the 29 euro fixed price is the best value of all time.........tuna carpaccio extraordinary from the main menu, service super, linen table cloths and napkins , lovely breads and wine. Even if you are not staying in the hotel ( reviewed under hotels) treat yourself to a great meal. Enjoy.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank mceCork
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CARDUCCIRIST, Direttore generale at Ristorante Carducci, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014
Google Translation

.
Gentili Clienti,
grazie per la Vostra gradita recensione anche da parte di tutto lo staff.
La direzione
Giovanna Petrosillo

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed August 23, 2013

We were staying in the hotel and had been searching for a culinary adventure around Bari when I found in reviews we had the best rated restaurant in town. And it proved the rankings - delicious beautifully served local food made of organic ingredients coupled with aromatic tasty wine from the region. It also boasts ideal price/quality ratio - we had a dinner for 3 with 1,5 bottles of wine for 90 Euro! Go for a thematic set menu which is a sure choice.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Yuliamargarita
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CARDUCCIRIST, Direttore generale at Ristorante Carducci, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014
Google Translation

.
Gentile Cliente,
grazie per il Suo cortese commento, siamo felici che tutto sia stato di Suo gradimento.
Cordialmente
Giovanna Petrosillo

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ristorante Carducci also viewed

Bari, Province of Bari
 
Bari, Province of Bari
 

Been to Ristorante Carducci? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing