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“Wow, the octopus”
Review of Da Nicola

Da Nicola
Ranked #4 of 32 Restaurants in Torre a Mare
Price range: US$41 - US$58
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Located about 10 kilometers south of Bari, overlooking the marina of Torre a Mare Da Nicola Restaurant binds its reputation and tradition of the typical dishes of the traditional cuisine of Puglia marinara. Opened in 1921 by the grandparents of the current owner the restaurant "Da Nicola" has gained its fame thanks to eat fresh fish just caught that is exposed on the historic bar and then be served directly at the table. To guarantee a success story that has been handed down from generation to generation, there is Nicholas, the master of the house, a combination of folklore and seriousness. The pride of Da Nicola Restaurant is a gastronomic offer cuisine based mainly on fish, fresh and kilometer zero. The picturesque location and view of the harbor of Torre a Mare Da Nicola helps make an 'institution of the traditional cuisine of Puglia in the entire Land of Bari
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wow, the octopus”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 via mobile

Really great sea food place. Staff were helpful and service was super quick. Atmosphere was nice. We had the octopus, salad, pasta dish w sea food. The octopus was delicious.

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Vihti, Finland
Level 6 Contributor
279 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Off-season eatery, great view, average food”
Reviewed 4 November 2012

There are not many places open in October and November in the Salento seaside towns. Da Nicola serves ok lunch pasta and offers a nice view of the harbour. Food quality and price level are typical; nothing wrong, but standard; prices seem like high and are not adjusted to off-season.

  • Visited October 2012
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Bari, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“FRESH fish, peaceful harbor view, friendly professional staff”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Da Nicola doesn't disappoint. We've become steady customers. The kitchen turns out maybe the best fresh pesce meals in Greater Bari. Service is excellent. No hovering, no whisking away the plate before you're done with it, but no lags, friendly well-informed wait staff. Reliable, attended, free parking in the center of a very busy, crowded beach town.

Some staff insist the tap water is not potable, others are willing to provide a brocca del rubinetto. We believe drinking bottled water is irresponsible when city water is expensively purified, whereas bottles and their transport have a large carbon footprint.

Closed lunedi; 12:30-15:00; 20:00-23:00

  • Visited June 2012
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