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“Great restaurant ”

Ristorante Vecchia Vieste
Ranked #18 of 238 Restaurants in Vieste
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$50
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We went for evening meal and it was all excellent. The waiter spoke good English which was very useful. We loved the cave like atmosphere. The pasta dishes we had were lovely then my steak was cooked to perfection. My partner chose the "pig head" after the waiter explained it was meat from the neck of the pig and and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The wine was lovely too. We spent more than we intended as it was so good that we added dessert but all in all good value for the standard of food and service. Would recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Went to Vecchia Vieste for lunch. It was an absolute fantastic experience from service, ambience to incredible wine and food. What a treat! Even had sea urchin and other shellfish that I had never had anyplace else in the world. The fried caciocavallo is to die for!

Thank Csooza
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We ate here after a woman in the market nearby recommended it. We had walked by during the day and the view outside is beautiful. At night, we stopped for dinner. The inside is really nice and romantic. Our waiter explained that it used to be a stable of sorts. It's all stone. We sat in the corner. The food was amazing and great service as well. One extra random thing, the bathroom was extremely clean! I was so happy after having been to quite a few places during my trip that we're just filthy!!! Overall, I'd definitely come back here - for the food, service, and entire atmosphere!! An excellent place to end our vacation. :)

Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

We sat inside the restaurant in a cave and found it very stuffy airless with a pervasive smell of damp and mould. We took the degustation menu, which started off well. The starter was raw oyster and mussels raw too,(not sure what was to blame but I was unwell a few days later) some nice smoked salmon and some stuffed shellfish.. This was followed by a pasta dish with very guppy sauce with what tasted like canned cuttlefish with a few fresh tomatoes, the pasta was clearly dried and not fresh. The main course was a fillet of fish - yes just a fillet of fish with some artistic squiggles of balsamic vinegar. And the desert was 2 profiteroles covered in sickly sweet chocolate mousse,,, ugh. ...with some more squiggles of chocolate sauce. House wine wasn't too good white wine tasted cheap and warm . In all lots of quantity but not much quality.

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Michele L, Proprietario at Ristorante Vecchia Vieste, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017
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signori vi ringrazio per averci recensito, ci tengo a precisare che i crudi in questo ristorante vengono abbattuti a freddo , quindi di certo non è stato male per cause di crudo , poi se gli avrebbe fatto male doveva succedere la sera stessa . le garantiscon che in scatola qui non si usa niente , poi le volevo ancora dire che lei ha scelto un menù da 25 € e ha mangiato del salmone marinato da noi e non affumicato , secondo me lei non sa ancora oggi cosa a mangiato .
mi dispiace che non si sia trovato bene e rimango nel dubbio che lei sia davvero venuto in questo ristorante . comunque la prossima volta se ci sarà si faccia guidare oppure mangi alla carta così sceglie lei quello che le piace visto che abbiamo un menù molto ampio , tanti saluti dal ristorante vecchia vieste.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Restaurant is in far east part of Otranto, near centro storico. Place have an original decor and romantic medieval feel. Some dishes was excellent (octopus) but some could be better (dolci, pasta). Staff is nice. I can recommend degustation menu - for reasonable price you can get mix of local cuisine including frutti di mare, pasta, meat and antipasti.

Thank Michał T
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