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Ristorante Ai Portici

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Piazza Maria Immacolata 6, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy
+39 080 321 5801
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Most sensible restaurant managers/owners/waiters would see that a dish returned uneaten, that was very much not to the liking of a customer (2 customers in this case) be removed from the bill and/or some form of compensatory free drink/coffee be offered to smooth troubled waters. The staff of this restaurant poured petrol on the fires of discontent instead - charged... More 

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Celbridge, Ireland
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

It was the last night of our holiday in Italy and we decided to treat ourselves to a characteristic local restaurant in the centre of Martina Franca where we had stayed for 3 days. After our starters my son ordered a pizza and enjoyed it. I ordered a main course of some sort (not memorable hence it must have been... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The location is promising, tucked into the corner of a square near the main Church. Staff very young and a little out of their depth. Three of us offered a table which would have had space issues for two. Refused. Alternative table offered with a shrug. Limited drinks list on a sweaty Summer's evening. Tut, tut. Artisan beer 'Nora' was... More 

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Montana Rose
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787 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We shared several dishes for lunch and everything was very good, we especially liked the mussel dish, the pasta dishes and the grilled veggies. Service was prompt and they were very nice finding us a shaded table on the patio. Pretty crowded. Nice area with views of the beautiful town buildings.

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I highly recommend this restaurant, in a town you ought not to miss if you are in Puglia. You should certainly ask to speak to Roberto, whose family has owned this trattoria for many years. He is young, but his international experience has well-equipped him to please a new generation of diners. His knowledge of local wines... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

A great place! Food was really terrific with generous portions. Reasonable prices. House wine accented the meal. Service was also very good. Waiter was very attentive and courteous. Would highly recommend for couples or a group.

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Martina Franca, Italy
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The owner and staff are always very welcoming and the food on offer while generally fairly simple is very good representative of the local cuisine

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

A lovely refuge from summer rain under the arcade in this marvellous city. Frankly, there is no need to order more than the starter dishes for a filling and delicious lunch. Cured meats, cheeses, including burratta of the creamiest and tastiest quality. When the big pizzas came our big kid's eyes popped out. Other main course, regional dishes excellent. Slightly... More 

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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

My wife and I spent an afternoon in Martina Franca after striking out on booking a wine tasting in the area. Seemingly everything in the Puglia region is closed during lunch time (yes, even the restaurants at 1 PM) and do not reopen until 5 or 6 PM. This restaurant was empty (although the one next to it was packed)... More 

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Sussex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

We ventured out for lunch and on entering we were the only ones there. Just wanting pasta we ordered 2 plates and a bottle of water. 26 euros. To add insult to injury another couple came in and the waiter offered them the same food as ours. Ours was served and 2 minutes later so was theirs. Clearly by the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza Maria Immacolata 6, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Taranto  >  Martina Franca
  • Phone Number: +39 080 321 5801

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