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“Restores your faith in humanity, and feeds you like a king”

Gaonas Officine del Gusto
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Ranked #18 of 203 Restaurants in Martina Franca
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$70
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: New concept of alternative restaurant in the historic center of Martina Franca
Stonegate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Restores your faith in humanity, and feeds you like a king”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

It was my daughter's birthday, and we wanted to give her a real treat. We succeeded. The food was phenomenal - sucking-pig (incidentally, not "suckling": that word means the mother pig and is altogether different) of sweet tenderness; perfectly cooked sea-bass, a light airy pie of tiny pieces of veal; juicy lamb; crisply fried sea-food, etc etc.
This followed a magnificent antipasto della casa, and preceded a taste of liqueurs, offered to us by the charming staff - not your usual limoncello, but lovely little glasses of sweetness made of roses, and basil.
Then in the came the cake we had ordered, with Molly's name prettily written on it, and a big blowsy flower. Molly is allergic to gluten - and so was this chef - so the cake was a confection of almonds and chocolate and the most ethereal melt-in-the-mouth creamy icing. I generally dislike cakes, but this was something completely different...
And when the bill came, the pastry chef charmingly announced that the cake was his present to Molly, for her birthday.
It's not so dear to get to Bari via EasyJet, and to move on to Martina Franca. But if it cost twice as much, a visit to this lovely place would make it worth the money.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“delicious”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Amazing local produce cooked by a chef who cares. The anti-pasti della casa is huge - beware! Lovely.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best food and service!”
Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

I was here with some friends of mine..it is located in the old part of the town easy to find from the signs in the streets!! We had the best italian food ever tried around Martina Franca these days.. The sweets are delicious as well, the service was great, the classical decoration of the inside area is amazing!! This place is a MUST!! :)
Greatings to all the staff!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Meg L
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Derby, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Fish and personal attention!”
Reviewed 2 May 2013

An excellent choice on the menu of fish, but a very comprehensive menu available!
Personal service and extra items made to order.
All food was absolutely fresh and great quality, beautiful taste with special attention from the Chef.
The sweet was made and suggested for us and was absolutely great! Chocolate to die for!
We will be returning to this restaurant when we next visit later this year.
A beautiful place and well kept.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank CRP131
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London
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“excellent food and service, special attention by the chef”
Reviewed 29 September 2012

the pasta was different ot what yo expect normally, simply delicious and worth the tweo visits we made there

Visited September 2012
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