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“great new discovery , wish them all the best”

Creativita Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 111 Restaurants in Carovigno
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Restaurant details
Reviewed 20 June 2016

It was thanks to a rain situation that we moved away from the beach and came into this small town and opted to give a try about this restaurant , of which we heard some positive comments . A tiny ,well furnished , few tables restaurant , not far from the main square ,where from the moments we stepped in , we felt extremely well.
The two ladies supervising the dining room are exquisite ,polite and professional , they have the magical capacity to make customers feeling relaxed.
In the kitchen that is visible from dining room , three young persons are working in a serious and attentive manner.
The bread selection alone is deserving a bonus, so good that you can hardly resist to finish it. Amuse bouche incredible , capocollo, a warm focaccia filled with tomatos and burratta..yummy . Then a small slice of fresh fish lightly cooked and served with peas sauce..very good, we can feel that the love for cooking here is taken very seriously .
Then we got the starters , and it came that masterpiece that is already their signature dish a burrata raviolo filled with fresh prawns that I can never forget ( I can see that the inspiration is coming from Rubano but they made it even better...)
The other starter based on potato cooked to perfection and with local mushroom had a stronger ,less elegant, flavor.
Main courses are in my point of view, less balanced , the cod fish served with salmon roe eggs and peas a little confused , and the lamb ( oh my god how delicious was the meat ) served with confits olives and some coffee based sause a little over the top.
They deserve attention , they are good , very good, brave and young , once they will ffind the adequate balance , we will hear of them
In this part of Puglia one of the best option
Creativita' keeps going ,

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Thank enricoallievi
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Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We had dinner tonight at Creativita' and it's been one of the best meals we've had in recent months. We have a holiday home not far and have tried pretty much all restaurant round here, and this one definitely must rank at the very top for the quality of cooking and the innovation (creativity indeed !) in the use of local ingredients and pairing of flavours.
The room is simple and modernly elegant; the service attentive, friendly and unobtrusive.
Nice appetisers and artisan breads, a very good amouse bouche of mackerel and cauliflower purée.
Excellent starters of smoked veal belly with coffee potatoes, and risotto with asparagus and cheese. The mains of sea bass and lamb were perfectly cooked and enriched by delicious vegetable pairings.
A lemon and ginger panna cotta with sour cherry ice cream, and strawberries with ricotta, mint and a thin shortbread biscuit were simply the sweetest way of rounding up the meal.
The petit fours, and home made mandarin and mint spirits ended a great meal with the right note.
Portions were just the right size.
We had a bottle of Polvanera from a very good wine list.
All food and drinks were very reasonably priced for such a high quality of ingredients and cooking.
In summary, we can warmly recommend this restaurant as one of the best in the area and one where a creative, assured and high quality of cooking can be experienced.

1  Thank GPV22
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Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Well what can I say, the food is exquisite, the service excellent. We opted for the chefs 4 plate option. Plate after plate of food heaven that has been lovingly prepared by a very talented chef. This is fine dining at its best. We live in Carovigno and we will definitely be visiting again. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 25 September 2015

this is one of our favourites , always great food, perfect matching wine and great ambiance. We go to Carovigno 7-8 times a year and always try to do one evening here. Can't go wrong. the service is uo and down a bit ,depends who is serving you but food is always great.

1  Thank jan-wout
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Reviewed 28 August 2015

We visited Creativita twice during our recent stay in the area, and on both occasions the food was 'creative' and tasty. The staff are friendly and welcoming, and there is an excellent choice of good value local wines.
My Wife liked her prawn starter and the beef fillet, and my squid and then suckling pig were a culinary delight. The extra 'free' octopus dish was an unexpected treat too, so tasty.
Shame there isn't any outdoor table area as it can get warm inside, but the quality of the cooking is first class. The prices are very reasonable for this standard - about £56 for 4 courses including wine for 2 and little extras like great homemade bread.
Well worth a visit, will go back if in the area again.

1  Thank wotnocaravan
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