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Anticuus Fornus Sancta Clara

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Via Luca Martucci 10, 70022 Altamura, Italy
+39 329 152 4177
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The focaccia was incredible- fresh baked, chewy yet tender. You can point to what you want and order as much as you want. The energetic baker used 10 foot poles to load the baked goods into a wood-burning huge oven. What a great find!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Visited this ancient bakery 14th century bakery because we heard focaccia was delicious. It was but ......there was a whole lot more! We had a local "sampler" of cheese and salumi along wuth bruschetta, foccacia and white beans. Absolutely delicious!!

Thank Ruthann D
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The oldest bakery in town. Good pizza, focaccia and bread. Nice atmosphere. Watch out not to trip over the stick they use to put the bread in the oven.

Thank k v
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to try the bread at this ancient bakery 14th century bakery. The focaccia was delicious, some of the best I have tasted. The wine accompaniment was less so, but it was the bread that mattered. When here make sure you have a look at the wood fired oven just inside and the baker at work.

Thank Conrad N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Hidden remote place in the heart of Altamura's old town which serves the best bread in town. Simply tasty, fresh and real. Great with kids.

Thank Mickael V
Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

We have been to this lovely small restaurant/bakery in the center of beautiful Altamura and enjoyed the cold white wine with the most delicious pizza like bread made with tomato, olive oil, green olive and some green herbs. We also tried the bread with zuccini, it was also delicious. We bought the local Altamura bread and took it with us... More 

Thank ozgen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We knew en route to Matera we had to stop in Altamura for what is claimed to be the best bread in Italy (confession--I've had better bread in Italy--in fact I preferred the bread I had at several places in Puglia even more; that said, this is some excellent bread. However even better than the bread was the pizza or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

I had read about the famous Altamura bread before our 3 week voyage to Italy. I was in Puglia paying homage to my father--he was born in Molfetta. While in the area I took my wife and 11 year old son to Altamura in search of Antico Forno, a bread bakery in continuous operation from 1423 til today. We parked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Luca Martucci 10, 70022 Altamura, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Altamura
  • Phone Number: +39 329 152 4177
Si tratta di un antico forno che produce e vende direttamente pane, pizza, taralli e biscotti. Antica tradizione ed alta qualità.

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