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Osteria di Chichibio

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Largo Gelso, 12, 70100 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 080 424 0488
10:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Puglia can be an experience lottery no matter what it is, driving, hotels, restaurants, going into shops. But while a lottery suggests going from one extreme to another when it comes to eating out Italy in general performs at the average level. Paying more does not guarantee a better meal, nor more interesting range of food choice. It is easy... More 

Thank Mark P
Province of Bari, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here with my family on a Saturday lunchtime. The service is gentle and quick. Despite the not suggestive entrance, respect to the nearby other restaurants, the inside is cozy and warm. We tried the complete hot starters and a pasta. The starters are of very good quality, but I'm not astonished about that. Maybe I'm too used to... More 

Thank Francesco F
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food here can only be described as exquisite. Staff is attentive and the experience is optimal. The seafood dishes are a must.

Thank Ivan B
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

An excellent fish dinner in a place that takes food and service seriously. I had raw seafood salad (copious and excellent) and my husband had raw shrimp which was amazing. We then had grilled fish - one portion would have done both of us. Fantastic food, delicious wine and excellent service.

Thank FJPfromUK
Phoenix, Arizona
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1,111 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

No matter what you are told in town this place does not have a Michelin star, and will not have one anytime soon. First the food: while pretty good, it is not the equal to similar bills of fare served in Vieste and Bari at about half the cost. Secondly the service: incompetent,and arrogant about the incompetence. Actually two different... More 

Thank Mike K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

An incredible restaurant from someone who works in restaurants and tourism. It has just the right balance of all things Pugliese. The food is fresh and well presented but not too finicky and fancy. The service is good and solid without being pushy or overly fastidious. The decor and ambience is quality yet laid back and gilt free. Having lived... More 

Thank Max K
London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Chichibio should be on your list if you are looking for a really good meal at a reasonable price. It is not cheap but neither is it too expensive. The menus are simple but, as always, the emphasis is on great ingredients. Seafood is the speciality. Tends to be busy and is popular with the locals = always a... More 

Thank AndrewJMS
Miami, Florida
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Amazing place , i i visit Chichibio every time we go to Polignano is simply fantastic if you love fresh and local seafood. This is Right for you

Thank Costantino P
Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We went there for dinner during a week of work in Fasano and really enjoyed it. Nice food - pasta with seafood and fried fish - in a really unique decoration. We did not had to wait extremely long for our food, even though it was busy.

Thank julialina
Zandvoort, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

That says all I guess. The entrance seating is for tourists. The real nice seats are in the back of the place. The fresh seafood was excellent. Staff was arrogant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Largo Gelso, 12, 70100 Polignano a Mare, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Polignano a Mare
  • Phone Number: +39 080 424 0488

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