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“Eat dinner here”
Review of Porta di Basso

Porta di Basso
Ranked #15 of 108 Restaurants in Peschici
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Porta di Basso was the best restaurant in town. Great food, fresh fish, great wines, not too expensive and the greatest people we met in Italy.

Thank Timothy S
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

The restaurant is perched on the precipitous cliffs with unsurpassed views over the Adriatic.

The chef, renowned Domenico Cilenti, created an untypical Italian eatery with food that is actually refreshingly creative and very tasty rather than serving the usual mundane fare of its brethren elsewhere in the village. Gourmet quality really. And no surprises there as Mr Cilenti was trained outside of Italy, in Switzerland. Probably a Michelin star in some not too distant future.

Staff were friendly and attentive, particularly cheeky Maurizio. They were happy to offer suggestions as to the local wine – their choice turned out to be excellent.

It is more expensive than other places, but really worth it.

So you have the best of both worlds in one place, superb views as well as great food.

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Thank Globetrotter008
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Fantastic view from the balcony. The service was good, but the waiters could have been more attentive. I had the tasting menu (about 45 eu) It was all nice food, but honestly i expected more considering the price and the hype. I had a better meal at La Taverna at a fraction of the price.

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Thank Kristine D
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Reviewed November 2, 2012 via mobile

What began as the Slow Food movement is evolving into the albergo diffuso movement. It's a natural extension offering a venue of accommodation and cuisine. In the case of this fine restaurant where the food is excellent and emphasizes local freshness and locally grown foods, including fish. The restaurant offers optional lodging converting nearby homes, or apartments for paying guests. The combination of food and lodging in the setting of a rural village, or hamlet is broadly called a hotel diffuso. This is a fairly innovative way to stimulate tourism and more importantly, help develop the rural economy. Another huge benefit is to give visitors a personalized intimate experience.

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Thank pinky94
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We visited this fantastic restaurant in the summer 2012. We had a table at the balcony - high above the sea. The food was marvellous - gourmet-quality. The waiters and the owner was very friendly and nice. Would definately go there again - given the opportunity.

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Thank Jan K
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