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Taverna della Torre

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Via S. Quirico, 3, Cisternino, Italy
+39 080 444 9264
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

A quiet , cool Sunday evening but the restaurant never missed a beat . A heavy week of eating out had dulled my senses , either too rustic or too pretentious , but this little place revived my spirits. Good local ingredients cooked to perfection in an historic setting . All cleanly presented and excellent service . This is what... More 

Thank pemzadit
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93 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The chef presents , serves the meals and is present in the kitchen. We appreciated the qualty of the cuisine . The chef was shy , but he can cook. Good wines at acceptable prices. A traditional home restaurant in a " tower " - decor. We can recommend

Thank resqtaurant
Seattle, Washington
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128 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Well prepared pasta, cozy atmosphere, professional service. Highly recommended. There was a tour group at this restaurant when we went in for lunch after exploring Cisternino and we were lucky to get a table (although it appears there is seating on a lower floor as well). Located just outside the old town gates.

Thank Rorinho
London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

We visited here for lunch as part of a tour package. The menu was simple but well cooked food and we enjoyed the house white wine. We started with a delicious plate of mixed vegetarian starters, they really were the stand out part of the meal. Then a choice of vegetarian main courses, I had orrechiette in tomato sauce topped... More 

Thank eastendbird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Happened upon this little gem for lunch while travelling with Mrs H. Great atmosphere and fabulous food. Antipasti meats were the best of several this trip, by a country mile. Gniochetti with cheese beautiful and perfectly prepared. Rabbit stew with olives and wild fennel was brilliant- I just saw another recent review by someone who had the rabbi too

Thank Hallsteve
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126 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

A great chef, we started with the antipasti and the selection and variety of dishes was delicious; Using peppers, dried cod and mash, marinated aubergine strips yum, for my main course I had pork fillets with a fine pepper sauce (around €12) with these gorgeous greens... double yum. Red wine was very drinkable and at €8 a bottle very reasonable.... More 

Thank Design4life
West Sussex
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

We ate here twice on our recent holiday in Cisternino, and had excellent food and service on both occasions. The antipasti were amongst the best we've tasted on this or any other trip to Italy; not only do you get a great selection, but they are without exception delicious. The pasta and main courses were also good; the menu isn't... More 

Thank Andy E
Medford, New Jersey
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187 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

I had taken lunch here several months ago, and it was about as good as meal can be with wonderful ambience to boot. To startI ate Orechiette fatto a mano con cime di rape e pane fritto. The Orechiette were gigantic and greens with toasted breadcrumbs was one of the best pasta dishes I EVER tasted. To follow, I enjoyed... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

First of all it is a small intimate, warm and friendly. The food is excellent, the chef Mario Lorusso knows very well how to make a fantastic meal. I will go back again next year!

Thank Costafly
Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
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65 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

We had the tasting menu which offered several courses for a very reasonable price. The main prawn fish dish was TINY but otherwise it was a very pleasant meal with plenty of choice at every stage. The service was rather peremptory and charmless but we didn't allow that to spoil our enjoyment.

Thank Lindsay W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via S. Quirico, 3, Cisternino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
  • Phone Number: +39 080 444 9264

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