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Ristorante il Castelletto

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Via Stazione 34 SP 1, 72012, Carovigno, Italy
+39 0831 990025
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Maria and Giuseppe are a wonderful cook and a perfect host, obsessed with making the local and traditional dishes even better, with a modern touch. They only use top ingredients from local farmers, and try to re-value old types of vegetables that are in danger of disappearing. Excellent wine list, excellent everything. One of the best restaurants in Puglia, I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

We had dinner twice in this lovely restaurant. It's not easy to find (although there is a large sign on the road), because you have to drive a dark road for 1 km or so). The castelletto has a very nice terrace and serves the best Puglian dishes with a twist. It's all about taste in this restaurant. The owner... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013 via mobile

I saw this on the Slow Food Italy list of best restaurants in Puglia for 2013 and had to try it. It was a nightmare to find but was the best meal we had in our week (an there were some tough contenders). 5 of us split the chef's antipasti but ordered 2-person portion so we wouldn't be too full... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

This is a lovely restaurant, just outside Carovigno. It is run by a husband and wife team, who use locally produced ingredients to provide a delicious selection of antipasti with home-made bread. The secondo of wild boar tagliata is particularly recommended and delicious desserts too. For those who can't afford Gia sotto l'Arco, this is a very good choice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

The restaurant is located outside Carovigno, not far from the center and less then 10 km from the sea. The owner is really helpful with great knowledge of food & wine. All dishes are delicious, carefully prepared and all breads and pasta are homemade. The menu is changing based on the season and fish and meat always fresh. I highly... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2010

If you want something special but can't afford Carovigno's restaurant par excellence, Osteria Già Sotto L'arco (and lets face it who can?) I would recommend the Ristorante il Castelletto. While meat and fish secondi can be just a little bit of a gamble, the Antipasti is out of this world and the wine list is terrific .

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2010

I’m very happy to be the first person to review Il Catelletto on Trip Advisor. I found this wonderful restaurant just outside of Ostuni on a recent holiday to Puglia. We ate out several times and this place was definitely the pick of the bunch... It’s a little hard to find, but well worth the effort! The outside courtyard is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Stazione 34 SP 1, 72012, Carovigno, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Carovigno
  • Phone Number: +39 0831 990025

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