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Il Piatto Fumante

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Strada Provinciale 237 SNC | Contrada Foggia d'Aniello, 70013 Castellana Grotte, Italy
+39 080 496 1942
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Castellana Grotte, Italy
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I'm used to higher standards in Puglia about food, this is not quite my place. Really disappointed by the poor quality of the food and from the overcrowding. I've been there in conjunction of some private party: too much people, too many children out of control. Too much for me!

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Perhaps I am biased and this restaurant is a joy in the evening but I have had lunch there on two occasions and the place has been awash with senior citizens coming on coaches for a cheap meal. Such company emphasises the gloomy decor and the experience is topped off by a serving of what looks like cold spam fritters... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This place is really nice. The outside patio is large and clean. The waiter knew it all, made suggestions . I had a steak that was cooked to perfection . The mussels were fresh and perfectly cooked. Antipasto was a great selection of all fresh meats and fish. One of the best restaurants I have eaten in.

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france
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218 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

Excellent restaurant and so very friendly! We stayed nearby and this restaurant was recommended to us. When we arrived there was a wedding party in the garden but they took all their time to explain what we could eat. With the salad we ordered as a starter they brought us their wonderful "burata" ( for free) served with warm olives.... More 

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Thank FranceMartine
Derby, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

We received a warm welcome, prompt canapés and a substantial gluten-free menu for my wife. So far very impressive, and consistent with the Trip Advisor ratings. Unfortunately the food could at best only be described as average, pasta was ok, but salad and vegetables weren't very fresh, the seafood was overcooked, rubbery and the over-riding taste burnt and linguine was... More 

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We love both the food and Francesco. Very welcoming, helpful, english speaking. Would go back to Italy, just for this retaurant.

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dublin, ireland
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Great food and service. Very spacious. Tasty antipasti. Follow Francescos recommendations. Car required to get there. Free parking. Lovely meat, fish and pizzas.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Staying locally, we went here on our first night as recommended by our hosts. Service was friendly and efficient and we had great food at a good price. Not much atmosphere as place was nearly empty, but then it was a monday night. We had an enormous mixed anti-pasta for 2 that was a meal in itself to such an... More 

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Thank KeefandJan
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Very nice food at good value and the service of the restaurant was excellent. .............................................

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Thank eline k
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Veryclose ot the Masseria Cesarina, very friendly staff, one speaks very good english, as with all restuatns the locals do not come out to late, food was good and good value, also the b and b has 10% off vouchers as well, they evene remined us about this.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$49
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strada Provinciale 237 SNC | Contrada Foggia d'Aniello, 70013 Castellana Grotte, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Castellana Grotte
  • Phone Number: +39 080 496 1942

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?