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“Best Choice in Centro Storico” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Al cantinone

Al cantinone
Ranked #12 of 200 Restaurants in Vieste
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $32
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Sacramento, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Best Choice in Centro Storico”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We make a habit of asking the locals where they eat when we travel. In Vieste, everyone told us that Al Cantinone was the best spot in the Centro Storico for authentic Pugliese cuisine. They were right. The atmosphere is wonderful -- nicely lit, old building with arched ceilings. But it's the menu you'll go for. We had the antipasto of the house. It included small dabs of a wide range of seafood, vegetables, and meats. We were starving so we also shared an entree: blue fish rolled up and grilled with a citrus sauce. Very tasty. Both the cook (who came out and spoke with us at the end of the night) and the hostess/waitress spoke fluent English and guided us thru the menu and wine list. Total was about 60 Euro for two w/ wine.

Visited June 2013
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“Worth at least a single visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Atmosphere is just awesome! The host is a nice, friendly woman...and she can explain you all the positions in the menu in English. The food itself is just good. Not so special as you can expect from this place.... But everything is tasty. Will recommend to visit at least a single time.

  • Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Probably the best restaurant in Puglia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Having heard Puglia was the gastronomic capital of Italy we arrived in Vieste with high hopes. For the first 3 days we were dismayed to find only overpriced, poorly prepared slop. Eventually we took to the pages of tripadvisor and found two great places. This was the best of those. Run by a delightful couple, the menu is small and changed daily. We had hoped for sardines but were told they weren't available until the next day because the full moon meant sardines had been impossible to fish.
We shared the platter of starters which included a selection of vegetarian and fish specialities, then had mixed grilled fish and shared a dessert. The dishes showed careful selection of ingredients, a real love for food and genuine care for the guests. Service was friendly and unobtrusive. If you're in Vieste, go,
Beware it's normally closed on Tuesdays

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Our best meal in southern Italy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2012

Food was great, hostess made you feel like you were a guest in her house. At the end of the meal - we had mandarino (an orange liquer) made by a nearby store. I still dream about how wonderful that was.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Annette C
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London, United Kingdom
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“A must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

fantastic food and service, well worth a visit or 5.
We did make the mistake of not ringing to book one lunchtime (as advised) and arrived to find it closed. Lesson learnt

Visited September 2012
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