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“Italian Delight”
Review of Retro

Retro
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A night to remember for sure . Friendly and helpful in every way. They graciously explained the menu (we only speak english) made a few suggestions, that we were happy with. They did not hover but checked with us just the right amount. Yes I would go there again and recommend it to Americans or to anyone that likes good food and friendly people.

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Thank jimjul2017
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Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing! Place to go. The owner managed to build a sacred island of food from Puglia. Local recipes passed from mother to son, made fresh every day.

When we first tried the place, we were simply astonished, it went way beyond our expectations. As they found out that it was my birthday, they made it special by putting together a fantastic suite of local cakes. Not to mention the fact that the owner, besides being a true host, speaks fluently english and french.

Do not lose this chance, go for it!

Thank Roberto R
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

BEST LOCAL FOOD EVER!!! Set in an old aristocratic house, historically restored....eclectic, cool, fun!
(IGNORE ANY NEGATIVE REVIEWS)

We got here at 8:30, on a Sunday, and there were great people still rolling in at 10!

We’re from California, we were referred to this Restaurant, which is a great way to find great restaurants...we have traveled all
over southern Italy… This is the most excellent “typical” food, Buonissimo Wine selection for reasonable price, the owner Salvatore, doubles as an international linguist and is amazing chef!!! He comes out often to speak with you, serve you, making the experience very delightful and so accommodating!!!
Excellent service, all bases covered, and staffed very well.

You Can Not have a bad meal here!!! Remember, local, typical is usually some of the best food because they specialize in what’s typical. ❤️

Thank Weber007
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

My husband and I had an amazing dinner at Retro. We were greated by a very friendly waitress and then joined by the owner who was very attentive and explained to us about the dishes.
The ambience is very characteristic and the food is homemade at its best. The prices are very good.
We will certainly come back again when on holiday in the area.

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Thank Monica H
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We stumbled on this place by chance - basically old stables converted into a restaurant. Salvatore welcomed us as if he was welcoming us into his home. That night we had the meal of a lifetime. He kept bringing us local Puglian food to try as we hadn't had a lot of it. The wine was perfectly paired and everything sent us to heaven. We loved it so much we came back 2 more times after that. An absolute golden find. If we were rich we'd fly back just to eat at his restaurant again. It is THAT good. One of the most incredible highlights of our time in Italy.

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