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Osteria di Chichibio

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Largo Gelso 12, 70044 Polignano a Mare, Italy
+39 080 424 0488
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 23:30
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177 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We were 4 having dinner at this Osteria, as suggested by our hotel host Angelo. It is a beautiful place: you find yourself welcomed in a high ceiling cave, all made of naked pink stones. The dishes are gorgeous: the starters, the crudites, the mixed appetizers, the Tagliolini ai ricci just unbeliavable. And the price, even if quite high, is... More 

Thank FT1973
London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 

1 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 16 November 2016 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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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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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77 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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1,122 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
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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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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
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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

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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, 70044 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?