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Jun 6, 2013 05:15 PM

Puglia: Is Al Fornello da Ricci open or not? (Ceglie Messapica)

I keep reading how wonderful it is and then I have heard that it is closed. When I try to go onto their website from Trip Advisor it doesn't work. Anyone been there recently? If so, how was it???

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  1. A lot of Italian websites dont work - and a lot of vacations of restauranteurs can be flexible. Given that they are still on the Via Michelin site (with a star now) there was a review earlier this week on TA and another in May, its pretty likely its open. Just be aware of their weekly closing days - GR says Tues + Sun and Monday eves (a little different on ViaM. You can call when you get into the area, or ask your lodging place to contact them.

    Hope you get some feedback on the actual eating here.
    Here is an old blog report on it posted by the author years ago.

    1. I just saw this review of a new place in Ceglie Messapica, which is supposed to be a great food town. the food in the articllooks luscious.- hope you report when you return from Puglia!

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      1. re: jen kalb

        I will look it up -- and try to get there. And yes, I will report if/when we make it. Thanks for the tip.

      2. I heard from some friends who were there about 2 months ago, and it was open. Have you tried phoning them?

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        1. re: minchilli

          No I haven't called yet but I definitely will. Thanks for the info on your friends...sounds like it was just a rumor.....