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Al Vecchio Fornello

Via Basiliani 18, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
+39 080 444 1113
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good43%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“meat” (8 reviews)
“town” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Contemporary
Via Basiliani 18, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early, because the bread sells out fast. The cookies are fabulous, too, but the bread is the main event.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had read about Cisterino and how dinner can be bought at butchers and so we wanted to try it out. This restaurant was superb - not only was the meat delicious, the vegetables were too. We loved it and would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank kphilb
Reviewed 18 May 2017

we did not eat meat , just pasta and slices of baked potatoes.Dessert was a tiramisù inside a little glass pot.Nothing unfogettable.I saw people eating big roast beef and other things.Thera two rooms , each in one side of the street,one very little , the...More

Thank nigni2002
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Perfect meat, grilled like they only do there: wonderful tastes and friendly staff. Definitely not disappointed.

Thank andrea l
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate lunch at this wonderful restaurant. It was situated in a little street close to the main square. In this town it is a specialality for the butchers to present the meat and cook it on the BBQ. It was a great novelty and...More

1  Thank 53chez
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The simple pasta with tomato sauce was excellent, the meat was not the best quality but well prepared, the potatoes great, the wine was ok but very cheap, and the salad basically just got in the way of the meat

1  Thank Euro-Ammi
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We went to this place because we wanted to have some nice pasta as a starter and then continue with the meat by our choice as a main course. We ordered orecchiette with basil tomato and ricotta and got orecchiette with only tomato sauce. The...More

2  Thank linavuk
Reviewed 7 February 2016

This place is absolutely amazing! Friendly and very attentive staff and glorius food! Well done guys , we hope to come back next year !

1  Thank xXjajaXx
Reviewed 22 June 2015

This was a great evening. We were told about the format... choosing the meat before eating.... Fantastic! We were a bit over faced initially but we chose a huge steak which we shared with a large salad and litre of the house red. The steak...More

1  Thank Riza898
Reviewed 28 August 2014

In August almost every restaurant is very busy in seaside of Italy, as was Al Vecchio Fornello. We had to wait total of one hour to eat but it' is worth to wait. Meat is very very delicous, cooked perfectly. And the prices are incredibly...More

1  Thank Yücel G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Basiliani 18, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
  • Phone Number: +39 080 444 1113
  • E-mail
DELICIOUS FOOD FROM A LOVELY VILLAGE “Al vecchio fornello” (“At the Ole Stove”) is a really ancient butcher’s shop and restaurant placed in the historic centre of Cisternino (one of the most beautiful villages in Italy). Sante, the owner, made his dream come true – the dream of mixing his love for catering with his fondness for meat.
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