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“Great rustic restaurant”

Trattoria La Locandiera
Ranked #2 of 69 Restaurants in Bernalda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $44 - $61
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 5, 2013

The Locanderia experience begins by the waiter explaining the day's menu in great detail. It all sounds delicious and so making a choice was very hard indeed. We sat at a table near the kitchen and could see through the hatch to where the four women chefs (all members of the same family) were preparing the food.

We both enjoyed superb pasta dishes. I had rigatoni with (among other things) grouper fish and cherry tomatoes. My wife had the horsemeat ragu. Each of these only cost €7.50. The best dish of all, however, was the dessert, which was a ricotta cheesecake with raisins and amaro lucano (a local liqueur).

The two tables next to us were both interesting in their own ways. On one side, a French couple were enjoying a tasting menu which involved at least 7 courses, including 3 pasta dishes. Goodness knows how they managed to finish every plate but it did all look amazing. On the other side were several members of the owners' family. They seemed to just wander in and out of the kitchen at will grabbing whatever took their fancy including, at one stage, the largest chunk of parmesan cheese I've ever seen.

Forget Francis Ford Coppola's place, head here for an authentic Italian culinary experience.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We have visited this restaurant twice now a year apart. The food is excellent. The staff are friendly and enthusiastic. There is no written menu but the waiter patiently guided us through the choices. The waiter spoke in English which is not always the case in this region. Looking forward to visiting again next time. Thanks

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Just by accident we've ended up in this restaurant. The quality of the food was excellent. Fresh local ingredients with a great taste are being served to you in a very nice ambiance (interior design and background music). Very kind staff. If you stay in Bernalda, try this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank peterquint
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We came to this restaurant on the recommendation of the manager of the farm we were staying at for our friends wedding. It did not disappoint just a shame we only found this on our last night in Italy. This place is awesome, full of traditional food and each dish is described and explained and the gentleman that served us was a real gem, he was super polite and helpful and his English was impeccable which was a real bonus as our party of 10 were very limited on our Italian. The food was delicious and there was an extensive variety on offer. The wine recommended was really nice and very good value. We were blown away with the attentive waiter who when asked by one of our party for a decaf coffee went to the next door coffee shop to get one as they didnt have decaf in the restaurant, and when we asked about ice cream for the children he said they didnt have ice cream for children but that he had some ice cream his Mama had bought him earlier and proceeded to bring out 4 mini magnums for our bambino's, well we were blown away by his kindness and his attentive nature and well basically excellent customer care. Anyone in the area really must go to this place its magical, the food is delicious, the wine good value and the customer service superb, if we ever find ourselves back over in Italy we will definitely be going again.

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Thank BingoBingoBongoBongo
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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

We found this place on Tripadvisor during a trip to Metaponto and I'm happy we decided to give it a try. Food was awesome and service was great! Not to mention they explained all the traditional dishes while serving! For a sure a place to visit again!

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Thank amescarlson
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