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La Pignata

#102 of 873 Restaurants in Bari
Certificate of Excellence
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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 173/5, 70122, Bari, Italy
+39 080 523 2481
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

We booked for Saturday night as we had had a long day leaving early to visit Padre Pio's tomb. This restaurant was only around the corner from the Palace Hotel. Maurizio the head waiter was wonderful, made us feel special, showed us many dishes which were special to Puglia. We were not ripped off and hoped to get back there... More 

Thank Martina1Dublin
Malmo, Sweden
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We went to this marvellous place twice. Yes, it is a place to return to, for sure. Our first impression of the restaurant was that it wasn't super cosy, not like a quaint little "trattoria". It's more high end and quite stylish. But once we sat down at the silver plates and white thick table cloth, we were feeling really... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

On one of the main streets in Bari but you have to know about it - you ring a doorbell to be admitted. Delicious food, all based on local specialities from Bari and Puglia in an elegant dining room

Thank dibiscam
Leipzig, Germany
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240 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

La Pignata is a large and spacey restaurant with a classical appearance, located on one of Bari’s main boulevards. When we came, on a rainy evening, it was near to empty. We followed the recommendation of the owner to try the special hors-d'oeuvres (misti de la casa) and were impressed by the enormous variety and great taste of the dishes.... More 

Thank RobertRx
Rochester, NY
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260 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Yes, the place feels like a throwback, yes the photos and artifacts are of long forgotten celebrities, but the service is exceptional and the food wonderful. So put yourself in the right frame of mind and enjoy stellar attention--just right, not overwhelming but very attentive, and delicious food. Everyone in our party of seven was happy.

Thank vpoleshuck
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Old fashioned atmosphere, old fashioned perfect service, delicious food. The atmosphere a bit stiff, a favourite of the Bari high society and other high visitors of the capital city of Puglia. An impressive experience.

Thank AmsterdamNico
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Good value for money. Excellent food. The puglian mixed start was superb. It's a shame there is not a menu in English.

Thank Michael C
Madrid, Spain
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259 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

I just had a dinner there. Very good cheeses, good seafood. Quality/price very good!!! The only thing that I did not like, it was the layout, so old and so sad.

Thank Partenopemadrid
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We were advised by Mimma, the receptionist at The Palace Hotel, to visit this restaurant. What a great suggestion, Franco the owner and Mauritsio the Maitre'd made us most welcome and the superb food just kept coming. The dining was silver service of the highest degree. Franco started the restaurant 70 years, when he was 18 years of age. It's... More 

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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2013

Well ... this restaurant seems frozen in a time I didn't live as I was a newborn. Crimson walls, old pictures of forgotten celebrities in a bygone era, autographs on napkins, and the mustard tablecloth just matches the cold lighting. The food is very good, a trip in the perfect '80s cookery, with flamboyant desserts and tasty, thick sauces. Luckily... More 

1 Thank sirena1854

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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 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 173/5, 70122, Bari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari
  • Phone Number: +39 080 523 2481

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