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“Excellent lunch”

Ristorante Art Nouveau
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 28 - US$ 56
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Art Nouveau Restaurant is located in a wonderful villa of the late Eighteenth Century, a lovely art nouveau country house which represents the symbol of Santa Maria al Bagno, a small sea front town along the Salento West coast, one of the most charming locations in Puglia. An essential as well as priceless place, where the art of cooking merges with the beauty of nature, in a sort of appealing and surprising mixture.
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Okay, where shall I start. We just had lunch here on a Sunday. Althoigh the place was completely empty when we arrived around 1 and the afternoon still was chilly we were sat at the terrace. Great and very professional service, especially from Alessandra who made our day. She is fluent in English and knows a whole lot about the dishes and menu. Also she is highly attentive. We started with French Oysters and a local Chardonnay blend. Then we had tuna carpaccio and polpo as starter. Highly fresh and tasteful. As primo we both had linguine alle vongole which was one of the best we ever had. In the meanwhile the sun came through and the place and terrace were fully packed. Then another Chardonnay from Nardo and frittura mista. Great espresso and Amaro del Capo. Forgot my sunglasses but Alessandra found it for me immediately. Can recoomend this place to anyone. One of our best and affordable lunches we ever had in Italy. Thanks a lot guys.

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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Travelling in this part of puglia I had read about this restaurant which has been taken over in recent years by the son of the family that own it. Located in a beautifully located building overlooking the water in Santa Maria al bagno it is well worth a visit. We made a late reservation and we're lucky to get a table as the restaurant was buzzing with mainly Italian families celebrating birthdays, pregnancies and even politics. Apart from a wonderful evening the food was of Michelin star quality. Outstanding.

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Reviewed 22 September 2016

The restaurant is airy, light and attractively set out. It would be pleasant to eat on the terrace but it was raining when we went and we enjoyed our meal inside. Service is friendly and efficient and the food and wine of a good standard. Recommended for a sea food meal in a smart but relaxed atmosphere.

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

After trying many "good" ristorante from Bari to Lecce I'm pleased to stay this is a standout.

Amazing tender and tasty tagliata di tonno (trust them, have it rare) and delicious delicate ricotta ravioli. Nothing was off. We had a strong impression they would do all well.

We basically came from the beach which was ok, but it would be better to wear holiday finest as most others did.

Tip - book a table on the balcony, if a warm night. Also good options for casual Aperol Spritz nearby to enjoy the sunset.

Modest price, especially for this quality of food and smooth service.

Thumbs up!

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal here. The location being on the sea front is great, you can enjoy your meal and watch the world go by. Service good and excellent English spoken. Mussels were delicious and the tuna main was delicious. Recommended

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