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Via Antonio Bruno, 5 | Centro Storico, 70010 Locorotondo, Italy
+39 080 431 7014
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Benalla, Australia
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106 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We dashed in from the rain and were lucky to choose this door because Al Vecchio Arco is one of those trattoria where you just have what the waiter brings you. He suggested to us what his wife and mother were cooking in the kitchen. He also suggested we share plates of food and that was perfect for a lunch... More 

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Thank Eleanor M
Malton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had an adorable lunch here today. Beautiful fresh pasta with an incredibly rich ragu sauce. The local dish of sausage and rolls of meat on a skewer were divine. Simple, fresh and home made. Having read a review from an unadventurous tourist, I would advise you stick to the places that have photos of the food and leave these... More 

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Milan, Italy
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147 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

If you want to be sure of a good meal and service, this is probably not for you. On the other hand, the food is genuine, and the gentleman serving tables does his best to be entertaining. The problem is that if you don't understand the language you can end up with something you don't want or like. I would... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were wandering around the town and decided to stop for a drink and a small bite to share. We saw the "Specials" on the board outside and the alley looked nice and cool. We asked the owner for a table for 2 - and he showed us through. When we sat down he asked us what drinks we wanted,... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Visiting in early June and sitting outside for lunch under the shade of the archway, this was an overall delightful experience. Yes it is a very 'mom and pop' kind of operation - which I consider a significant positive attribute - and the cook turns out very good food and a home-made tiramisu to die for. It was hardly a... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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189 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

This is one of those rare occasions when I'm in complete disagreement with other TripAdvisor reviewers. Here we made a great mistake. Yes, the owner-waiter-son of chef is a character and does a great Basil Fawlty impression in a mixture of Italian and broken English. There's no written menu and no choice. One suspects the menu is the same every... More 

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Cambridge
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We visited on a quiet Sunday but were warmly greeted by the owner who explained the days dishes. Very tasty homemade pasta and beef sausage under the quiet arch - welcome relief in the shade.

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West Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I stumbled onto this restaurant and am ever grateful for the experience. It is a family affair, son handling the customers, and mama and the son's wife managing the kitchen. The food was outstanding, pasta homemade. No written menu, all verbal. The family could not have been kinder. Later, my friends arrived and we shared coffee and tiramisu. Just the... More 

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Prague
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Very pleasant place with helpful owner. We enjoyed his recommendation and everything was delicious and home made, Thanks

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Dunboyne, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We arrived in Locorotondo to see the beautiful town with the intention of eating later in the day. A thunderstorm forced us to take shelter and we found ourselves in this fabulous family run restaurant. The owner and his wife looked after us so very well and cooked our food fresh as it was ordered. The flavours of the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Antonio Bruno, 5 | Centro Storico, 70010 Locorotondo, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Locorotondo
  • Phone Number: +39 080 431 7014

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