We must have walked by Ostuni Bistrot well over 100 times, having made the assumption that it was something of a tourist trap to be ignored.
But off season Ostuni has less choice. And there was Ostuni Bistrot, opposite Piazza della Libertà (osteria fuori dal comune). Open and with Christmas lights welcoming us. Hungry, running past regular lunch time and with limited choice, we decided to go in.
How wrong we were. Can we just say sorry. That this has become a favourite Ostuni eatery.
The biggest surprise was that despite the tourist trap location, the food is delicious, full of flavour and the pasta arrives steaming hot. Next, that the price is very, very reasonable.
On top of this the service extremely friendly and the setting most pleasant. But above all did we say how great the food was?
Their lasagne hit the spot. 10€. The frittura so good we had it on successive visits. 15€
But as for the orecchiette maritate with polpette and braciole. Simply to cry for. Served with a generous chunk of cacioricotta pugliese to grate into the steaming bowl of pasta (eat like a local | we don’t use Parmesan or pecorino on orecchiette). 15€
We are left scratching our head as to why, until now, we always grabbed a pizza at Garibaldi on the piazza.
Still, better late than never. And we will be returning again, and again.
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