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Osteria Monacelle

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6 Traversa Via Cattedrale Via Pietro Vincenti 4, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
+39 0831 334212
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

how can I describe with words a spectacular selection of regional tastes? How can I share with the TA folks the atmosphere of this family runned OSteria, warm, friendly, professional. I go to Ostuni 5-6 times at year and I ALWAYS reserve a table in this restaurant. Don't miss it

Thank IWOL
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It was our second choice (first was Tempo Perso which was chiuso) but we were pleasantly surprised by the family atmosphere and excellent food. They adjust the menu to your liking (i did not want smoked cheese) and make sure to ask about wines not on the menu we had a Tignanello 2008 for only 80 euro. It would have... More 

Thank MarthaMcCully
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight I tried this restaurant, I felt very happy with my choice ! I enjoyed the evening with an authentic, very tastful and good menu: Octopus pasta and as main course a lamb in a aromatic sauce with artichokes. And not to forget the very friendly service. Well - deserved 4 points for a very good performance !

Thank Cruaxel
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good and all traditional local fare which we enjoyed. The young waiter was keen but new, he made some mistakes, but we all have to start somewhere. The interior was very warm and intimate.

Thank Gary805
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic and welcoming - all dishes were fabulous including an octopus pappardelle and stunning vegetarian dishes.

Thank Mark D
Toronto, Ontario
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We two senior Canadian women dined there tonight. Normally we share a half liter of white wine but tonight the choice was a bottle of white or a pitcher of rose wine. We opted for the rose wine not wanting a full bottle of any kind. My pasta with eggplant and hers with zucchini were excellent . Desserts were good... More 

Thank babsToronto
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Visited for dinner last night having read excellent reviews and we were a little disappointed, the antipasto was amazing but the mains were bland. My husbands tuna steak was over cooked. I had the fillet strips with tomato cheese and rocket and it was literally that, beef cooked through (would have been better rare) in a wet almost poached way... More 

Thank cathxman
Nottingham, England
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Turned up without a booking and got a table in a nearly full restaurant. The meat and cheese antipasto was generous and well presented, the chalkboard special was pasta with rage d'oca. Didn't know what it was and the waiter couldn't explain other than to say it was red meat. It was lovely and I found out afterwards that it... More 

Thank Teenagerfree
new york
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We arrived our first night in Ostuni wanting a dinner (a) outdoors despite an unseasonably cold night, and (b) off the tourist beat. We stumbled on Monacelle and it looked lovely and perfect. We were impressed how delicious the food was given we knew nothing of this place, but most delighted by the hospitality of our server Rafaele. He anticipated... More 

Thank elisedara
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Nice interior design, also some tables in fron of the restaurant on the stairs in the historic centre of Ostuni. We had the mixed local meat and cheeses antipasti with ovenfresh bread. The place specializes in local Pugliese dishes. Highly recommedable the shaved beef stripes with tomata, rocket and local cheese. Wonderful pasta and desserts also...

Thank Christoph B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$38
Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Traversa Via Cattedrale Via Pietro Vincenti 4, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Ostuni
  • Phone Number: +39 0831 334212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?