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Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 98/100, 70122, Bari, Italy
+39 339 288 8641
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12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Though the place is on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, it could easily be missed. However, find it and get it. It is really worth it. Inside you'll find great interior and fast and helpful service. Our waiter even suggested to wait before ordering more food because what we had already ordered was probably enough. Food was great, nothing less. We had... More 

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Thank airamdol
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Fra' Bo, responded to this review

Dear customer we are in the center of Bari and there are many ristoranti..per which is easy to get confused. The important thing is that it was worth the effort to get there and eat with us. Thanks for the kind words that you wanted us to write. We are delighted that you enjoyed all of our food and our... More 

sydney
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I eat this all over italy so I know Staff were lovey. Food was ok but had to much sand in the vongoli which is a shame. Not hard to pop them in water so they spit it out. Would I come back. ..no.

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Thank kiribrandli
Ashburn, Virginia
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We ate here because our taxi driver recommended it to us when we asked for a good place to eat pizza and pasta. I had the Fra' Gigi and my husband ordered some pizza with peppers that he picked off and gave to me (we didn't realize pepperoni is different in Italian and means peppers). Both pizzas were delicious. We... More 

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Thank JenniferH20
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Fra' Bo, responded to this review

Dear customer Thank you for this review and excuse our bad English. Sorry for the inconvenience of the pizza and peppers .. We are glad that in any case you tried fine by us, and you'll come back and see us. It 'was a real pleasure to meet you. See you next time Ristorante Fra' Bò, Bari. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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139 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Situated not to far from the Palace Hotel we had dinner here one evening and the service was excellent. Food was very good too.

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Thank angelica65
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Fra' Bo, responded to this review

Dear customer we would like to thank you for the kind words you wrote us. We are happy that you found our comfortable restaurant, also because close to your accommodation. Excuse our bad English and see you next time. Best regards. Ristorante Fra' Bò, Bari. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were in Bari on a Sunday evening and many places were closed so when we found Fra'Bo open we went in. It was almost full and had a lively atmosphere. The fritto misto was delicious and my husband enjoyed his swordfish. The staff were friendly and service was prompt.

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1 Thank Rosemary W
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Fra' Bo, responded to this review

Dear customer Thank you for this review. We are glad you enjoyed the present joyful atmosphere in our restaurant, full of tourists. It 'also nice to know that you enjoyed our food and especially the swordfish. Check back and excuse our bad English. Best regards. Ristorante Fra' Bò, Bari. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I was in a lot of restaurants and I do not often write a review after a bad experience. But I decided to do so because it was really the worst experience of my southern Italy trip. The pizza was ok, I ordered pasta carbonara and it was really bad. The only thing I thought was quite good was the... More 

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Thank Nadia P
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Fra' Bo, responded to this review

Dear customer we are sorry to read these bad words. In fact we have not forgotten anyone. If the place is full, some mistakes can happen and we also apologize here. We think it is excessive, due to some error, define us the worst restaurant of southern Italy. Sorry for the inconvenience and hope to see you again one day.... More 

Level Contributor
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

After waiting 1 hour for our pizza, we leaved the restaurant and payed our 2 cola's. In the 1 hout after ordering the pizza no one came to ask for another drink....

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Thank Rowan H
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Fra' Bo, responded to this review

Dear customer we are sorry for the inconvenience. If the place is full it is normal to wait, but you left after 30 minutes. If you do not have patience to wait for half an hour is just not sit at the table. Best regards and sorry our english. Ristorante Fra' Bò, Bari. More 

Chisinau, Moldova
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This place is definitely for locals. I don't really think that someone from their staff speaks English, but either way, they were nice and helpful. We were looking for a place to take a lunch and it was very difficult to find one during ferragosto. Luckily this restaurant was open and had a table for us. It was very busy... More 

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Thank Alina B
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Fra' Bo, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments and excuse our bad English . We are happy to have you did appreciate the pizza and our special orecchiette . Come back soon to visit us . Best wishes . Ristorante Fra' Bò, Bari. More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were recommended to the Fra Bo by our B & B provider, who said that their speciality was the oricchietti pasta of the region. It was superb and the restaurant itself was welcoming and friendly. The speck and mozzarella starter was a real find.

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Thank Penny G
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Fra' Bo, responded to this review

Dear customer Thank you for your review. And thanks to your B & B provider for having recommended. We are glad you enjoyed our location and that you particularly enjoyed our orecchiette ( pasta from Puglia ) Check back if you come back in our country . Best regards Ristorante Fra' Bò, Bari. More 

Florida
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

We were here as a group, so it wasn't a typical lunch dining experience in which we ordered off a menu. That being said, the food was delicious and the service was great. We had several primo course dishes and then a first course and second. The servers worked hard to keep our group very happy (with wine and service)!... More 

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Thank RBMok
Public_relations1979, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Fra' Bo, responded to this review

Dear customer, thank you for this review . We are a typical Apulian restaurant , and our environment is suitable for both large groups and couples .. Usually we can meet the needs of all. Thanks for your words..e back soon . Best regards Ristorante Fra' Bò, Bari. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 98/100, 70122, Bari, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Bari  >  Bari
  • Phone Number: +39 339 288 8641

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?