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Al Vecchio Fornello

Via Basiliani 18, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
+39 080 444 1113
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“butcher” (4 reviews)
“meat” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
Via Basiliani 18, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
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1 - 10 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well you have to love the concept - pick your meat from the butcher, tell them how to cook it and then eat it outside on a beautiful Italian piazza The meat was gorgeous - we had delicious vitello, beef and chicken - cooked in...More

Thank howard d
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Our whole family, young kids included, loved it and it was such a great value. Service was excellent but the food did take a while to come out.

Thank stacymw711
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Get there early, because the bread sells out fast. The cookies are fabulous, too, but the bread is the main event.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

We had read about Cisterino and how dinner can be bought at butchers and so we wanted to try it out. This restaurant was superb - not only was the meat delicious, the vegetables were too. We loved it and would highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank kphilb
Reviewed 18 May 2017

we did not eat meat , just pasta and slices of baked potatoes.Dessert was a tiramisù inside a little glass pot.Nothing unfogettable.I saw people eating big roast beef and other things.Thera two rooms , each in one side of the street,one very little , the...More

Thank nigni2002
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Perfect meat, grilled like they only do there: wonderful tastes and friendly staff. Definitely not disappointed.

Thank andrea l
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate lunch at this wonderful restaurant. It was situated in a little street close to the main square. In this town it is a specialality for the butchers to present the meat and cook it on the BBQ. It was a great novelty and...More

1  Thank 53chez
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The simple pasta with tomato sauce was excellent, the meat was not the best quality but well prepared, the potatoes great, the wine was ok but very cheap, and the salad basically just got in the way of the meat

1  Thank Euro-Ammi
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We went to this place because we wanted to have some nice pasta as a starter and then continue with the meat by our choice as a main course. We ordered orecchiette with basil tomato and ricotta and got orecchiette with only tomato sauce. The...More

2  Thank linavuk
Reviewed 7 February 2016

This place is absolutely amazing! Friendly and very attentive staff and glorius food! Well done guys , we hope to come back next year !

1  Thank xXjajaXx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$40
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Basiliani 18, 72014 Cisternino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Brindisi  >  Cisternino
  • Phone Number: +39 080 444 1113
Description
DELICIOUS FOOD FROM A LOVELY VILLAGE “Al vecchio fornello” (“At the Ole Stove”) is a really ancient butcher’s shop and restaurant placed in the historic centre of Cisternino (one of the most beautiful villages in Italy). Sante, the owner, made his dream come true – the dream of mixing his love for catering with his fondness for meat.
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