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Osteria Gia Sotto L'Arco

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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 7, 72012, Carovigno, Italy
+39 0831 996286
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

After a fully confirmed booking for lunch we arrived to find that they were closed and mistaken our booking for a dinner reservation instead of a lunch reservation. When I called and explained the problem, they hung up and did not answer when I called back. I went that evening to get an apology/explanation which I received (my heart sank... More 

Thank WilliamMcCaw13
Oslo, Norway
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

I think this is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Puglia! Lovely food which is inspired by Puglia but still with an international touch. The staff is wonderful. And for a romantic evening - ask for the table on the terrace...

1 Thank CLoslo
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70 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is truly special for three reasons: 1) the location is sublime: located in the main square of a charming village, you are effectively dining in a beautifully decorated exclusive private home with a very well researched balance between tradition and modernity; 2) service is impeccable, again with just the right balance between discreet and convivial; 3) most importantly... More 

1 Thank Marcovojage
SamVenice (Florida)
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The ambience was wonderful. Great little surprises to try at no charge. I ordered gnocchi but they turned out to be ravioli. Good but not what I expected.

Thank SamVenice(Florida)
Zurich, Switzerland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Osteria Gia Sotto L'Arco was our last dinner before flying back home. And we were very lucky to have this culinary highlight at the end of our trip. The location, the service and the food was flawless. It is definitely worth to stop by when you are in the neighbourhood.

2 Thank Marc F
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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246 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

We had a wonderful experience at this charming and elegant restaurant located in the main square in Carovigno. We ordered the tasting menu, which was excellent. Great way to start in getting to know the local flavors. Even though it is originally from Sicily, best canolo I have ever tried. The owner and the staff were truly kind, they took... More 

2 Thank Guilherme R
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We went for a family dinner in August, the room is very nice and elegant, the service after the initial delay was good, we were asked if we wanted a glass of Franciacourta to start the evening and we did, however i was disappointed that they only poored a small ammount in the glass, i would say it was one... More 

Thank myexpreriences
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

This is an absolutely outstanding restaurant. It compares well to top modern cuisine places in major cities. The dishes are super creative. The staff is amazingly sophisticated. The place is gorgeous. I would go back any day. And so would the three others that I came with. No tourists at all only locals.

5 Thank Tnyca
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124 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Excellent food and wine, and as we got to dine on the balcony overlooking the town, a real treat! Service is very good and friendly, not at all stuffy, like some Michelin star establishments we've visited. Every course was delicious, with tasty homemade pasta, a great red mullet main, and my wife's veal was delightful. Lovely breads, served with their... More 

3 Thank wotnocaravan
Budapest, Hungary
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

A very good restaurant in a very attractive space. Menu was imaginative, the food was superbly prepared, the service ( led by the owner) was helpful and friendly. As usual, the restaurant accommodated our youngest son that wanted something less "original". For the rest of us, high quality interesting food. I especially liked the risotto with beet root and Gorgonzola.... More 

4 Thank NYCinBp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 7, 72012, Carovigno, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Carovigno
  • Phone Number: +39 0831 996286

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