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“Below average food for average money”
Review of Osteria Le Arpie

Osteria Le Arpie
Ranked #53 of 1,089 Restaurants in Bari
Price range: $29 - $37
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Below average food for average money”
Reviewed May 7, 2012 via mobile

One simple advise, don't go..not awful, but ..not tasty, not fresh and service for tourists..

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
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Bari, Italy
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“quintessential barese/pugliese osteria”
Reviewed January 27, 2012

I've eaten in this restaurant perhaps 6 times, often alone. I love the place. The food is extremely authentic and fresh. Today I had a double portion of chicoria [served usually w fava bean puree, but I prefer just the greens, w lots of picante pepperoncini], splendid Altamura bread, zucchini sfortini [creamy and light], and sphaghetti con vongole, with the house red, an excellent primitivo, and a pitcher of water from the tap
[let's all try to stomp out the bottled water industry - the immorality of transporting heavy liquid to your table in containers which must be disposed up responsibly, while all cities have safe drinking water bought with the tax-payers' taxes. Fie on the "sophitocates" who push bottle waters!]
The osteria is just a hole in the wall, actually two, with vaulted ceilings, buried in the old town; the decor is antique farm and kitchen implements, the clientele are locals; the rooms are cosy and homey. Your waiter is never far from you, and service is nearly instantaneous. My meal was chosen not from their menu but from my preferences, not a problem.

  • Visited January 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent authentic Italian cuisine at a reasonable price”
Reviewed July 12, 2011

We had a wonderful lunch at this restaurant in a quiet street in the old town of Bari. Real authentic Italian cooking, great variety, generous portions. To be recommended!

  • Visited July 2011
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good value typical Puglian food in the heart of the old city”
Reviewed May 10, 2011

Le Arpie is tucked away in a courtyard between the cathedral and the basilica St Nicolo right in the middle of the old town of Bari. It's good simple food, based on fresh local produce and served with a smile, good house wine and (on our visit) a background of Otis Redding songs - excellent! It also included an additional plate of goodies as a gift from the chef which were delicious. Not sure if this was a one off but it made a good value meal even better value. Worth searching out..

  • Visited March 2011
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“very good local cuisine...”
Reviewed January 5, 2008

very good local cuisine in a typical Barivecchia spot

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