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“Locals eatery”
Review of Gli Ulivi

Gli Ulivi
Ranked #11 of 113 Restaurants in Alberobello
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

This garden style restaurant is just out of the main town. Popular with locals (probably, partly for that reason) It’s probably best to book ahead as it’s ALWAYS busy. We booked a table outside in the garden, though there are inside tables, the garden area is much more pleasant. The service was friendly and relatively quick considering it’s quite a large restaurant and filled quickly, with some large family groups. The food and wine was very cheap, good quality and quite large portions. It was also local produce, cooked in local style. We both ordered the bread meat balls to start. (The photo on the ‘net had shown 2 on a plate). When it came there were 6 EACH! We could have easily shared. Plus, don’t be fooled into thinking they are meat balls (as we were) They are BREAD balls. There’s NO meat. The tomato sauce they were in, was especially beautiful! We both had pappardelle with porcini for main. Which was lovely. Then we shared a tiramisu, which they happily brought in 2 plates and was EASILY enough for 2! Might be worth spraying yourself with mozzie repellent before you go in. There were quite a few people with kids and there is an area for them to play. But it was annoying that some parents let the kids run about. This said... it’s one of the few places where I did see a waiter tell one kid to go sit down!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jules602
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

A family run restaurant on the edge of Alberobello.
Nice garden setting and very much geared to local Italian families with a few tourists who venture out of the centre of town.
This is good traditional Puglia cooking and the servings are generous and very reasonably priced.
Service is good and friendly with good English speaking staff.
Plenty of free street parking and s guy to assist with parking and keep an eye on your car while you have dinner. (Tip him of course)
It’s gets very busy after 9 pm so my tip is arrive 8.30 to beat the rush.
Well worth a try

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank KJ1959
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

My family and I spent couple of days in Alberobello. Every evening, we had dinner at "gli Ulivi". No one meal was like the previous one. The staff is very attentive and conscious of their customers needs. The food is exceptional with fresh ingredients and unique dishes.
I would recommend this restaurant to anybody willing to experience a real South Italian meal.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Claudio B
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

E en with the address and gps
It took us 2 hour to find this place
It’s on the outskirts of town

Very busy once there
The service was quick
The menu as others in the area is way too extensive
Pages of information ....
But it’s a good price and generous serves

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Whiskawaytours
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Great place full with locals and Italiaans even on a Monday evening: need I say more? Vitello tonnato, pizza’s and local red wine were very tastefull. Highly recommendable if you want to escape from the tourist downtown.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 1979Thomas
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