Bell’Italia Osteria

Osteria Bell’Italia is a typical tavern in Cisternino.

A place of flavors in motion, where the changing of the seasons stirs new emotions.

The Historic Center of Cisternino is an architectural masterpiece of important historical and cultural interest, and of medieval origin.

It is in this setting, enriched by fantastic and picturesque places, you will experience a perfect harmony of flavours at the Osteria Bell’Italia, where local produce is combined with the elegance of fine dining and creative cuisine.

The restaurant is elegant, romantic and refined, and the service and professionalism are the characteristics that have always distinguished it. A pleasant relaxing atmosphere combined with simple and modern design.

The produce used is among the best and every dish is simply prepared with fragrant Mediterranean flavours. The tastes are a combination of the best local produce and professional skill.

The Osteria Bell’Italia was created as a meeting point for lovers of “Dolce Vita”.

The menù is rich and varied, with a large selection of appetisers. All dishes are prepared with care and our offer include risotto and handmade pastas, a large choice of fish and meats, accompanied by excellent side dishes.

The homemade house specialities include “orecchiette” pasta with donkey meat ragù sauce, Parmigiana and buffalo mozzarella, and purée of broad bean served with seasonal vegetables.

Among the creative dishes offered are “pasta al ferretto”, made with “Senatore Cappelli” flour and server with aubergines, buffalo mozzarella and fresh tomatoes. Pasta with scorpionfish and hummus, “Gnocchetti” pasta dumplings made with flour and potatoes served with seafood. Braised Lamb served with mashed beans and artichokes.

Wide selection of cold meats and cheeses.

Our specialty are Fresh Tuna Tartare and prawn and scampi salad with walnuts, apples and avocado.

Desserts include chocolate soufflé that the chef serves with berries. Chef’s version of Tiramisù, catalan cream and his cheesecake with berries.

The Osteria Bell’Italia has an excellent wine cellar with local, regional and international wines. A large selection of spirits, champagne and sparkling wines.

The restaurant has two elegant dining rooms with 40 places during the winter. In the summer there are an extra 20 places where you can eat through the streets of the historic center.

Osteria Bell’Italia philosophy is to re-create local dishes with a modern and balanced blend of classic and creative cuisine. It is an ideal place for events, lunches, dinner and private parties supported by live music.



Via Duca D'Aosta 29, CISTERNINO


40.74258061851943, 17.427005573395263

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Opening Hours


12:30 – 14:30 | 19:30 – 00:00


12:30 – 14:30 | 19:30 – 00:00


12:30 – 14:30 | 19:30 – 00:00


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12:30 – 14:30 | 19:30 – 00:00


12:30 – 14:30 | 19:30 – 00:00


12:30 – 14:30 | 19:30 – 00:00