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Al fornello da Ricci

Contrada Montevicoli, Ceglie Messapica, Italy
+39 0831 377104
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Contrada Montevicoli, Ceglie Messapica, Italy
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

it was our first meal in a 10 day trip to Puglia . nice welcome, very nice table , we were 12 , and the food was excellent . a great evening and a lovely way to start our tour

Thank nicolas s
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Well, it was a 40 minute drive from Martina Franca to Ceglie Messapica to discover this old-established (1966) rural property hidden by olive trees growing in red soil, immaculately managed. This is a JRE member so an effort is made to locate them while travelling....More

1  Thank Scudamore-Smith
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Impossible to fault in terms of service and atmosphere. Starters interesting but main course could have been from any local restaurant. All Italians who tend to arrive around 21.00 for dinner. I wouldn't come here again.

Thank Mangia-mangia
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

A very disappointing meal experience for all 6 of us. Our Italian friends were of the same opinion. The starter meat balls were tasteless and the dish of assorted meats was no better than a 2 star restaurant. In general the food was average and...More

Thank robert f
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a very nice family-run restaurant. I don't think the service level is anywhere near Michelin star territory. Our table of 8 was served almost in a family style. But the food was outstanding, flavorful and very much representative of the region. All of...More

Thank MoisherOysher
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We recently ate here with a group of 8. Food was normal--not great although the rabbit was a bit gamey. Good choices of various plates. However the service was nonexistent. It was disorderly and confused. Twice our table mates had to wait while the others...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 7 October 2015

I was suggested this restaurant a while back by my cousin on holidays at my home Thailand. Now i'm on holidays in Italy and my cousin takes me for dinner at this marvellous place. The food is extraordinary!! Have yourself guided by the extremely polite...More

1  Thank giuseppe pepe V
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews on trip advisor and wanting a special meal for friends we booked this restaurant hoping it was going to be a meal to remember,unfortunately it was no more than average and no better than many of the other many excellent restaurants...More

3  Thank Andre R
Reviewed 14 August 2015

I have been visiting this restaurant for over 30 years. At the beginning it was Angelo, and, after his premature passing, it was the turn of his talented daughters Antonella and Rossella. For me this place is not just an eatery, it is a destination...More

Thank MagisterRome
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Had a simply lovely meal towards the end of our holiday. Beautiful restaurant setting, the staff were wonderful, attentive and inviting. Would definitely recommend a little trip here.

2  Thank Jacqui P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$42 - US$169
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Contrada Montevicoli, Ceglie Messapica, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Ceglie Messapica
  • Phone Number: +39 0831 377104
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Typical and elegant restaurant decorated with old and elegant dressings and with a big fire place in the middle. Flowering garden with wooden veranda in summertime.
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