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“Nice place, unimpressive food”
Review of Ristorante Opera

Ristorante Opera
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Ranked #108 of 1,142 Restaurants in Bari
Price range: USD 24 - USD 59
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Ristorante prevalentemente a base di pesce,crostacei,frutti di mare crudi,carpacci,non mancano le buone selezioni di carni,così come viene eseguita anche cucina vegana e vegetariana,chi consuma senza glutine o altre intolleranze è sempre ben assistito,locale elegante,situato in pieno centro
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Picked this restaurant based on friends' recommendations and TA reviews. The place is very central and has a nice, modern ambiance enriched by some traditional elements. Service is good and sufficiently quick, and prices are in line with similar restaurants. The food though did not live up to our expectations. Our starters (the house antipasti selection and the vegetarian plate) were overall unimpressive, with the exception of small panelle (chickpea fritters) and a hot octopus casserole. The first courses were however the real disappointment, tasting very lame, including the typical seafood risotto which is a must on all menus in the region. Can't comment on second courses and desserts as we were full, if let down. Not sure it deserves a second chance...!

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Reviewed 6 July 2013

Loved this place. Nice vibe when you walk in and are greeted by the maitre. The food and wine are selections are very nice! Probably wise to reserve a seat here because its often busy and it's not a big place.

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Reviewed 3 November 2012

Greetings...this is an addition to the Boston Hotel posting I made for Bari, Italy. If you stay there you might as well make this the place you come to for lunch or dinner. It's terrific! The food quality is without question and depending on what you are used to spending for meals at other restaurants the prices are good for the quality of the meals/service you will receive.

While they first language is not English, don't worry, there are several people here that speak English well enough for you to order. I ate here three times and the only issue was I received water without gas (aqua frizzate) which is no big deal and was resolved in seconds.

They of course have pasta dishes, but I skipped all of these. Any restaurant in Italy can make good pasta, I went for steak and fish with salads on each occasion I eat here and the food was amazing every single time. I only took photos of one meal...sorry, I forgot my camera the first two times (jet lag), but did remember the final time. This place is more casual during lunch and a little more fancy for dinner, but not super formal. I'd suggest khakis and a collar shirt, but just don't wear shorts or t-shirts with rips in them.

Boun Appetitto! Enjoy!

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Reviewed 26 October 2012

We wanted to try local seafood and the restaurant was located next to the Hotel Boston, where we stayed. The quality of the food, service, and environment were excellent. Prices were reasonable.

Thank Samuel B
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

We enter in this fish smelling retaurant looking for a nice fish based dinner. We looked for the only waiter that make us seated without asking for our coats. The sarted were eadible, just too much onions canceled the real taste of what we were eating. As main courese we had a precooked heated fish with potatoes that had becomed smashed. The atmosphere was cosy, just the smell of the fish all over the place was unpleasant. It's more like business dinner place and not a romantic, tete a tete restaurant. Probably for foreignair customers that do not know how really fresh fish should be.

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Thank Francesca300
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