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Food and restaurants in Salento

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Mediterranean Restaurant
“Great typical food, nice location inside of a cave (book in advance and ask to be seated in the cave).”
  • 35 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Area concerti, ogni giorno una proposta diversa. Vedrai i migliori artisti del momento”
  • 22 locals recommend
Hotel
“Ostuni, the White Town, is picturesque and to be experienced. Ostuni, a renowned tourist destination, boasts a wonderful medieval village, rich with alleys and whitewashed houses, in a maze of streets which recalls an Arab Kasbah. Take a stroll in the old town centre, called “la terra” (the land) to distinguish it from the more recent “marina”: it offers picturesque spots amid the alleys, sloping stairs, courtyards and small squares, where whitewashed houses appear, embellished with geraniums, craft shops, typical restaurants and small shops.”
  • 203 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Best food in Italy" said one guest. For sure the best Pugliese traditional food in the area. Top menu item is fresh orecchiette pasta with brasciole (rolled meat, cheese and celery leaves) based tomato sauce or even better with seasonal cime di rape' green sauce in the winter! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“A natural bridge between the Mediterranean and the East, Otranto is a magical land where the ancient atmosphere of the historic centre goes hand in hand with fervid devotion, romantic sea reflections, and a lively nightlife. Begin your visit by walking along the Lungomare degli Eroi (Heroes' Promenade), at the foot of the ancient city centre. Go past the monument dedicated to the Martyrs, sculpted by Antonio Bortone, and head down the stairs through the Porta Alfonsina to the old town. Take time to visit the Castello Aragonese (Aragon Castle) and the Cathedral, with its precious mosaic floor and the relics of 800 martyrs killed by the Turks in 1480. Outside the town, you'll be charmed by a wonderful emerald green lake set amidst the coral-coloured hills of the Bauxite quarry, while the imposing Punta Palascia lighthouse waits for the year's first dawn to break on Italy. Porto Badisco, Aeneas' mythical landing point, harbours a series of wall paintings in the Grotta dei Cervi (Deer Cave), known as the “Neolithic Sistine Chapel.” A Blue Flag flies over Otranto's sea, with all its inlets and caves. This recognition rewards the policies implemented to preserve and safeguard the area's environmental heritage, as well as the sustainable management of the local territory, the safety of its beaches, the quality of the services offered, and the cleanliness of its sea waters. Otranto also boasts a port shaped like a small bay, where fishing boats and other vessels are moored. Conca Specchiulla, the Alimini Lakes, the Baia dei Turchi (the “Turkish Bay”), and the Baia di Santo Stefano are located just north of Otranto. South of the town, you'll find the Baia dell'Orte, Punta Palascia (Italy's most easterly spot), the Tower of Sant'Emiliano and Porto Badisco.”
  • 186 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“In the heart of the old town of Ceglie Messapica, great food and wines at a good price!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“stabilimento balneare con servizio ristorante e cocktail bar. Particolarmente frequentato è il momento dell'aperitivo pre serale con musica dal vivo”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Rustikaler Trullo mit Anbau und großer Terrasse in den grünen Hügeln von Ostuni. Nicht weit von der Casa del Pino Marino entfernt. Sehr gutes Essen mit apulischer Küche. Gutes Preis-Leistung-Verhältnis.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“ENGLISH: very famous cafè and bakery just in front of the ancient roman amphitheater. You can taste: the salted Rustico, the sweet Pasticciotto and, in summer, the ice coffee with Almond milk. ITALIANO: caffè e pasticceria molto noto, di fronte all'anfiteatro romano. Da gustare: il Rustico, il Pasticciotto e, d'estate, il caffè in ghiaccio con latte di mandorla.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“nice interior, good food and wine selection, perfect location for lunch or apperitivo”
  • 14 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Il Gran Caffè Tito Schipa is a lovely venue at all times of the day and night...difficult to know whether to call it a restaurant, café, wine bar (>150 wines!), champagne & cocktail bar or live music venue, as it can be any and all of these, dependent on the time of day! With its gorgeous styling, and outside terrace with lovely lighting, looking out over the coastal plains and Centro Storico of Ostuni, it is not to be missed. Come for coffee and cakes in the daytime, when it is a café/ lounge or eat in the bistro-restaurant or simply drink an aperitif or prosecco with appetisers on the terrazza. As it is not in the most tourist-packed part of Ostuni, it is a delight throughout the year! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Elegante e raffinato, ideale per iniziare la serata il nuovo total white Blanc Cafè autentico show wondow, drinking shop e posizionato in pieno centro storico di Gallipoli in via XXIV Maggio. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Il Bar più antico dove fare colazione con granita al caffè e bocconotto alla crema ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“This is the perfect place to engage in people-watching in the square. Their apertivi are quite recommended. Enjoy an Aperol spritz and a wide range of snacks while watching the world pass you by. It is possible that they offer wireless Internet access, but check to be sure.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Juice Bar
“Angelica have chosen the GREEN. Healthy food, incredible drinks, fresh fruit, smoothies and good music of course”
  • 9 locals recommend

Bakeries

Clothes Shop
“Well stocked supermarket with good seafood, cheeses, cured hams, fresh meat, etc. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“The best local pastries and coffees as well as stunning gelato. All delivered in a cool setting.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Grande locale aperto h24 durante l'estate, che offre praticamente tutto: bar, pasticceria, gelateria, forno e rosticceria con piatti pronti e pizzeria.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“Colazione al top con pasticciotti , caffe' freddo con latte di mandorle... torte e cornetti appena sfornati dallo chef Antonio Campeggio....”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Very tipical land food restaurant! Taste all, you will feel the taste of our grandmothers recipes!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Locally appreciated for the best artisanal ice creams and drinks. Pretty located in central Gallipoli. Well worthy a visit!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Il miglior posto dove bere e gustare stuzzichini tipici. Ottime le centrifughe di frutta. ”
  • 5 locals recommend