We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

La Barca di Ciro

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Via Litorenea Salentina | Marina di Pulsano, 74122, Pulsano, Italy
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

633 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 16: English reviews
Level Contributor
38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We chose La Barca di Ciro because of good Michelin reviews, but were a little concerned because the photos showed small, nouvelle-cuisine portions. However, we were surprised and delighted to find out that the Antipasto Appetizer was an array of 6 separate dishes (!) The presentation, flavours and freshness were so impressive. Their passion about fantastic food and great service... More 

Thank Lloyd1234567
Level Contributor
75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

First things first: sensational house antipasto – one will do for two people, and you won't need much afterwards. Antipasto highlights include a gratin of a dozen small and sweet mussels and a large tuna tartare that would do as a main course in most places...altogether, five wonderful plates of antipasto. We had it twice, as we had to return... More 

1 Thank Peter W
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

upon arrival , we thought to get the same as usual with the typical dishes and pastas. but we were more than surprised to find some top dishes on the menu. we followed the advice of the restaurant owner and started with the antipasti di casa. i can only say: magnifico! the puree of smoked potato on the octopus was... More 

Thank leentje v
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

On holiday in Italy I was taken to this restaurant with some Italian friends who were told that the food here was amazing! The restaurant is right by the sea and has a beautiful outside seating area which is shaded. The menu is fish based. The restaurant seemed to be frequented by locals. Usually a good sign! On being seated... More 

Thank Shadow2693
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

All seafood, let the Patron advice you and you won't be disappointed. Everything is beautiful, the location, the building, ok not so much the parking lot but that is negligible. The presentation of each entree is accurate, joy for the eyes too, wine is hmm hmm good! I will come back when in Italy!!!

Thank Antonio B
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Not our first time eating here. The food is truly amazing and presented beautifully on the plate. But you certainly pay for the quality, but that is expected. Only one thing we struggled with, the waiter spoke really fast.

Thank Mr1Ray
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Stop by for lunch with high expectations. Average food with high prices. 150€ for two couples for a light lunch. We set outside, great view.

Thank Roberto Z
Level Contributor
30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

The food here is pretty good. The menu is of course fish based, and the chef will come to your table to make recommendations based on the recent catches. Appetisers were good, including gratinated mussels, octopus (both of which I left to my wife, but who tells me they were great), as well as smoked salmon, swordfish and fish based... More 

Thank ChrisFGB
Mass., USA
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Marilisa at our hotel recommended this restaurant and made our reservation for us. This is always very helpful. We arrived and greeted by the owner (I believe). We gave him our name and he knew what hotel we were from. We were seated by an older gentlemen who seemed grumpy and spoke little English. We were a bit nervous at... More 

1 Thank wanttogonow_9
Menfi, Italy
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

We had a difficult time finding this restaurant, but our meal was excellent - and well worth the drive. The restaurant overlooks the ocean and on a pretty day, one can have a delicious meal sitting on the terrace looking at the sea. We were served one delightful offering after another, all fresh and perfectly cooked. The antipasto was varied... More 

Thank 995ClaireR995

Travellers who viewed La Barca di Ciro also viewed

Pulsano, Province of Taranto
Leporano, Province of Taranto
Pulsano, Province of Taranto
Pulsano, Province of Taranto

Been to La Barca di Ciro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Litorenea Salentina | Marina di Pulsano, 74122, Pulsano, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Taranto  >  Pulsano
  • Phone Number: 3296544381

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Barca di Ciro and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Barca di Ciro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?