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“Avoiding the tourist traps”
Review of Caffe' Cavour

Caffe' Cavour
Ranked #15 of 221 Restaurants in Ostuni
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $47
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Un posto intimo, ricercato, ma non impegnativo, nella sala superiore si può degustare un ottimo aperitivo, o il classico thè, per dopo scendere nella sala frantoio del 900/1000, e degustare i piatti che vengono preparati con cura da Fabrizio che usando i migliori prodotti locali, sicuramente riuscirà a soddisfare le vostre richieste.Antipasti, pasta, Pesce fresco non di allevamento, e carni pregiate, verdure locali.I vini sono solo della regione Puglia.Siamo aperti dalle 11,00 am., alle 11,30 pm, la cucina apre anche in orari particolari previa prenotazione, per i classici snack sempre aperta.
Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have lunch away from the tourist centre of Ostuni and spotted the Caffe Cavour as we walked up the road. It's easy to miss!!! We were the only diners - though I can see it being a very popular evening venue.

A super setting, being the oldest olive mill in Puglia, apparently, and the explanation of how it all worked from the waitress was fascinating.

As we were having a simple lunch we opted to have just Primo Piatti. My wife had pasta with octopus. The octopus was a little rubbery, but the overall taste was great.
I had pasta with cherry tomatoes which I expected to be bursting with flavour - but wasn't. I had to season it quite vigorously to get the flavour out - and I'm not a big fan of over seasoning food.

However, our lovely waitress tempted us with dessert. I had the Tiramisu which was exceptional. My wife had a white chocolate mousse ball with a pistachio centre which was stunning.

All in all a nice meal, just let down by the pasta dishes.

1  Thank Nick W
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Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Based on reviews here, we visited for dinner tonight. Lovely venue, and very nice welcome. Food was actually the most expensive of our stay in Ostuni but was good, not great.

Starters of beef carpaccio, vegetable and bacon soufflé and artichoke and truffles. These we're very nice.

Mains of fresh grilled fish, grilled tuna, and pasta with tomatoes for our two sons. Pretty average.

Gelato shared for dessert was v v good (especially the hazelnut and pistachio).

Overall impression was good food however overpriced and not as good as the hype here.

Thank TerenceAtkinson
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Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

We went here due to reviews on Trip Advisor and we're blown away by the restaurant itself even before we ate. It's a natural cave which was used to make olive oil for hundred of years and the signs are still there; the man made hole in the ceiling for the olive press, the rings in the wall for the donkey's to be tied to and the hole in the floor where the olive oil runs down and collects. Truly stunning place. The food then was simple but stunning, the best way. Home made olive oil, salt with truffle shavings and great local wine. Very helpful and informative staff also... and the chef looked very happy! Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Tony R
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

We visited this restaurant after reading good reviews. We were not disappointed. The food was fantastic and cooked with such care. Delicious. The cave like interior was amazing. The story behind how the olives were ground into oil in that space hundreds of years ago added further to the atmosphere. Highly recommend

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1  Thank ClaireH123
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

We're in Ostuni, Puglia, Italy, we've many tips for lunch, but we decided to go to Cafe Cavour to take a look.

We like it: the entrance is normal and the owner conducted us to the table inside a small cave.

She told us that she'll prepare our food and gave to me a suggestion to try sliced artichokes with truffle and parmegiano cheese.

It was unbelievable good!

We've stayed for 11 days in Puglia and Basilicata, we loved other restaurants but this particular food was incredible.

Jose Carlos De Oliveira

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