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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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US$17 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem, the food and wine were both excellent, especially the gnocchi. And try the local white wine, it was delightful.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank finchy11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not have a reservation and were seated fairly quickly as we were there at the opening for the lunch service. We had lovely food but it seemed that since we were not "known" to the staff we were ignored and had to wait...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank wteacher
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

I had a full portion of a delicious fish Tartare made with a white meat fish I cannot remember the name of for Sfr 34. Glass of decent German Pinot Noir for Sfr 8, as always only red wine for me, and a chestnut dessert...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank alfredt864
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2018

Hello, The white fish you had comes from Mediterranean sea and is called Orata, sea bream in english. I am very happy to read that you enjoyed your dinner and I hope you'll come back to us when you will be back from Nicaragua. Best...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We found the restaurant by accident and loved firstly the “small” location and secondly loved their food. A small(ish) menu but this suited us well. Tried the duck and the flavors and the colors are fabulous!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank erbr63
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Good evening, The all crew of Osteria Trani thanks you for sharing your great experience in the restaurant. We hope that a lot of people coming down by the stairs from the railway station will enjoy passing by Trani. Best regards F. Donati

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Great find based on TripAdvisor reviews. Really nice setting we are indoors as it was raining but usually you can sit outside on the street. Tartar is a specialty which I had the salmon version (pictured) for starter. Beef mains were served with lots of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Sleepypriest78
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Good evening, thanks for the great comment! We hope to see you soon for the new autumn menu. Best regards from all the staff. Francesco Donati

Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Spent the day in Lugano. Beautiful city. Honestly didn’t have enough of it. Had just left casino di Lugano and had an hour to jump on my train back to Milan. Saw many restaurants on the way back to the train station, but this place...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank HQ85
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Amazing presentation. The shrimp Carpaccio was amazing and so was the Gnocchi with meat ragu. It was just a 5 minute walk from the Hotel Dante. Its a steep walk, but worth it.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank sham k
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Good evening, Thanks so much for sharing your experience in Trani. We hope to see you soon again in order to try some new dishes. Best regards Francesco Donati

Reviewed 30 June 2018

We (2) were early guests and ordered the duck and calamari. The duck was ok but the calamaris overcooked and dry. The service was outstandingly poor, asking several times to pay the bill, it took them over 20 minutes to get to us. Making the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Seven flights of broad stairs lead from the piazza at lake level to this restaurant. Even though we had no reservation we were graciously accommodated and given a table outside. Our waiter was a lovely kind man. The menu is extensive with many courses from...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank arenamama
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Good evening, Thanks so much for the great comment. We try everyday our best to satisfy people that come on the top of the stairs! See you soon. Francesco Donati

Reviewed 8 May 2018

What a great restaurant this is. Service and food are both excellent. The presentation of the food and the quality of the flavours are exquisite. Even the espresso is made from locally sourced coffee supplier/grower. If you have the time for a long lazy lunch...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank fatty38
Francescodonati, Proprietario at Trani, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Good evening, thank you so much for your great comment. We are very happy to see that our constant research of great products has been noticed. We hope to see you very soon again. Francesco Donati

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