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“Average food, below average service and merely a cash cow”
Review of Antiche Mura

Antiche Mura
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: A charming place, a restaurant with all the features to become "historical", since it stands where the first stones of Neapolis were placed in the far Middle Ages, today Polignano a Mare. Antiche Mura Restaurant is like the "Rotonde", the enchanting restaurant of the monumental Hotel Negresco in Nice, the place preferred by the most renowned people. Our idea is to realize an attractive corner of the Apulian cuisine, combining simplicity and refinement of choice. What strikes, apart from our good cuisine, is the refinement of our restaurant and the attention paid to every single detail. Finally, natural politeness and professionality will make the atmosphere pleasant and harmonious, for an unforgettable moment to spend together with other people.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Average food, below average service and merely a cash cow”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

At first glance the atmosphere and the interior were really appealing. We had a nice romantic table assigned and were welcomed warmly. However, we had great trouble choosing from the menu – we barely found any of the food appealing (not the restaurant's fault) and decided to only eat one course.

At first glance the prices seemed OK. When we received the plate we were surprised by the little amount of food. You have to order at least four courses to feel close to satisfied. The fish was overly expensive and comes naked without anything else on the plate. I ordered vegetables (only got a bit of spinach) which cost me 6€ extra. On top of that you pay 3€ coperto per person.

As soon as the staff felt that we were not willing to order any additional things, they treated us like air and we're shaking the head when we turned down their offer for a coffee or dessert. With hanging heads and huge disappointment they walked away.
Past that point of the evening we additionally had to wait more than one hour for the bill..

All in all a huge disappointment. We don't not recommend this restaurant of you are not willing to spend more than 50€ for 2 persons / dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
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16 Thank Elevate90
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fabiomalena, Proprietario at Antiche Mura, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Hello,
we regret not being up to His expectations.
We will improve.
Fabio Malena
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Tarnow, Poland
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very good restaurant.”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Meals were prepared for individual order. You need to have reservation. Staff is very friendly. Quality of the meals - on the high level. Everythin is fresh.
If you count for fast eating - forget about it there ;)

Visited July 2013
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Thank Aleksander S
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Milan, Italy
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful place,nice views and fresh seafood”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

Make a reservation and ask for a table just right on the edge!!dont miss the chance to eat and enjoy the views from table outside of restaurant!i went here at night...I'm Indonesian and living in Milan...and I was sooo happy with this restaurant! One day I will come her at the day time,wanna try different view
I got raw fresh seafood,gud money to spend guys..but I didn't regret it!
I love it

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank UmaPastoreLoveEating
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Italy
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

I was there on 27 june 2013. I had an amazing dinner. The service was excellent, the food delicious, the owner, fabio, very kindly took me also recommended a great wine to pair with the excellent fish! After dinner we took a walk around Polignano and I really recommend it to everyone!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Roma75Italy
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great service and restaurant but a little over priced”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

After our meal here I left a little disappointed to be honest. Whilst the location, service and some of the food was good the overall food experience is limited. Unless you are having the fresh fish the rest will be frozen produce. This is definitely a disappointment given the area and local produce and also the prices charged. The fresh fish on offer though is good.

Positives:
Great atmosphere and dining room
Good service
Good wine selection

Negatives:
Over priced
Frozen pasta and meat

  • Visited June 2013
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4 Thank Mark-Rainsforth
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