Food is delicious everywhere in Italy! In Puglia, you have the added bonus of the extremely good value for money, hello 2.5 euros prosecco glass!
If you are planning to spend a little bit of time there this summer and are looking for tasty seafood and filling lunches, look no further and keep reading.
Al De Pace
In Gallipoli, I highly recommend Al De Pace, their speciality is seafood. You enter the place and the theme is set with a very simple interior decor yet very sophisticated.
The dishes reflect the overall atmosphere, simple plates and sophisticated flavours. Everything was delicious. We started with le fave, le cicorie, la alici.
My favourite, favourite, FAVOURITE dish was the il polpo, la sua acqua, il limone… It was to die for! Some sort of octopus version of spaghetti carbonara, as delicious and as comforting. I am still drooling looking at the picture.
It was difficult to top the pasta dish but the ‘secondi’ dishes didn’t disappoint and we ended with a safe Tiramisu.
Another great place for delicious Puglian food and completely off the beaten track is Sciamu Moi. The place was empty when we arrived but Italians eat late and we were off-season so don’t be deceived by the empty dining room.
They use only local ingredients and everything was a discovery! Pick the thing you are the least familiar with on the menu and enjoy!
Pugliese food involves a lot of seafood, with the Mediterranean sea a couple of kilometres away, it will never disappoint.
We were less adventurous with desserts and pick some classics, yet the presentation surprised us in all the right ways!
Finally, if this is a lunch spot you are looking for? And if you happen to be in Lecce, I just know the place!
L’Angolino di Via Matteotti
Pick your toppings and take a sit on the comfy terrace.
Bite into the most delicious ‘sandwich’ ever!
Andrew went for the meat version with meatballs, I went for the vegetarian one. Both excellent.
I hope I gave you enough reasons to go to Puglia! Now book that flight, you know you want to!