Puglia Restaurant Recommendations
I will be travelling through Puglia for two weeks in October and am hoping to get some restaurant recos for good lunches and dinners.
We will be staying in a few different spots - Monopoli, Otranto area and Matera (which I realize isn't officially in Puglia). Looking for good authentic food in a nice setting.
Thanks in advance for your input!
Here is but one of many threads on this subject, which you can find by putting "puglia" into the search box at the top of this page:
You can also search on the names of the specific towns.
We will be touring the same area for a week in Novermber and I found a wealth of information in these threads.
Is Alberobello on your list of places to visit? It is supposed to be a very charming town, and has at least one significant restaurant, Il Poeta Contadino, which has a Michelin star and is a member of Ristoranti del Buon Ricordo, a prestigious association of restaurants that pride themselves on the best of traditional cooking. We are looking forward to trying it.
I've written a few reports based on three trips to the region; you can find the others with a search:
Last September, we had a wonderful dinner at Casa de Tu Martinu, in Taviano ( this is near Nardo in the Salento and probably not too far a drive from Otranto).
For a more upscale ambience and presentation, the lovely town of Carovigno, south of Ostuni, a short drive off the coastal highway, and not well known to foreign tourists, is home to this restaurant, a bit less rustic than we usually choose, but quite good:
Will you be venturing around the region from Matera, or sticking to the city itself?