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Osteria Monacelle

Via Cattedrale | Near Museo delle Civiltà Preclassiche, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
+39 0831 334212
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (43 reviews)
“antipasti” (29 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, Deli, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Via Cattedrale | Near Museo delle Civiltà Preclassiche, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant hidden behind the cathedral. We had lunch and arrived early so before a full room of locals. Our dishes were mainly based on varied fresh vegetables - a fennel, radish and onion salad; fava purée with cooked endive, beetroot crisps; outstanding grainy brown...More

Thank peterpesto1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at lunchtime to a very full restaurant, the server said we could wait 15mins or go next door. We went next door to a cold Empty room....it soon filled up. I only ordered baked pork shank with a few veg and potatoes.....not only...More

Thank Judyd16
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived to a very full restaurant so was prepared for a wait Ordered burrata and capocollo to share for a starter Could not believe how long it took but put it down to a busy restaurant All of a sudden our 2 main courses arrived...More

Thank Catherine H
Dario D, Direttore at Osteria Monacelle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Gentile Sig,ra Catherine H, la ringraziamo per aver scelto il nostro ristorante, siamo felici di leggere che abbia definito ottimo...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small family run business with an really wonderful atmosphere. The service is top notch and they make their own wine! It really is to die for! The chef works tirelessly to create such fabulous flavors! We went back for a cooking demonstration,...More

Thank Rhiannon C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were very lucky that we had the occasion to dine at Osteria Monacelle. It was our favorite dinner of our three week holiday in Italy. Our food was perfect. The pasta we chose was the special of the day and was wonderful. We followed...More

Thank Lloyd L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be squeezed in without booking on a busy midweek dinner service. Patronized by tourists and locals alike, we were asked to move for a large party locals, and duly obliged of course. The comically patchy service was completely forgiven given...More

Thank Adrian O
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Recommended by our hotel, but not up to the standards of many other places we ate at in Puglia. Antipasti were OK (particularly the classic mashed lava beans with chicory). Ditto the mains, although the lamb shank was unbelievably oversized and really suitable for two....More

Thank AlexanderM4448
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Really liked this place and the pics will show why. It’s at the top of ostuni so a decent stop but has very limited seating and is slightly over priced for what you can get locally. But decent

Thank Aman S
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Let’s deal with the wine bit first: there wasn’t a wine list. After ordering or food we were asked simply red or white, glass or bottle. That didn’t bother us as in any way as “the house wine” in any Italian osteria is usually great...More

Thank EcclesCake101
Dario D, Direttore at Osteria Monacelle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Dear EcclesCake101 Thank you for choosing our Osteria. we are happy to read that you enjoyed our food and our wine. We are sorry to have caused unease about the wait, hopefully it has been repaid by your satisfaction with the food. We hope you...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We ate here with a group with whom we were cycling. Service was slow, prices were high but can’t fault the quality of what we ate that night.More

Thank Beancounter27
Dario D, Direttore at Osteria Monacelle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Dear Beancounter27 Thank you for choosing our Osteria. we are happy to read that you enjoyed our food. We regret having caused unease about the wait, we assure you that our prices are right for the quality of the food we serve. We hope you...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$17 - US$40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Cattedrale | Near Museo delle Civiltà Preclassiche, 72017, Ostuni, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Ostuni
  • Phone Number: +39 0831 334212
  • E-mail
Osteria Monacelle: a place that is home to the art of cooking Our Osteria is in the heart of Ostuni, close to the pre-classical civilization museum. Tradition, culture and passion for good food are mixed into our original dishes, rich of antique flavors, memories and history. We only cook local food, using original ingredients from the Apulian agriculture and cuisine, because we strongly believe in the quality and in the authenticity of our beautiful region.
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