Eat Puglia | Puglia’s Best Restaurants

Our Curated Bar and Restaurant Guide

Be in no doubt. These are the restaurants, bars and eateries that you will want to visit. From pizza to pasta, simple home cooking to innovative contemporary cuisine and from modest to fine dining. Our curated guide to typical regional and traditional dishes that best represent our region, and represent the best of our region.

   Alberobello Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

QuantoBasta Pizza & Desert

Pizza Restaurant
Exquisite and reasonably priced pizza minutes from the main trulli zone.
Piazza XXVII Maggio 13, 70011 Alberobello 
+39 080 332 4194

Trullo D’Oro Restaurant

Restaurant
Good traditional dishes using local produce.
Via Felice Cavallotti 27, 70011 Alberobello (BA)
info@trullodoro.it
tel: +39 080 432 1820

The Big Guide to Alberobello

Our 2022 guide to Alberobello. Embrace the crowds, now part of the Alberobello experience, avoid the canteen restaurants and find our secret spot where you can imagine the Alberobello of old.

More | read the Big Guide to Alberobello for 2022

   Bari Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to the best restaurants in Puglia

L’Osteria del Borgo Antico

Restaurant
Traditional cooking served up in Bari’s old town.
Piazza Mercantile, 15, 70122 Bari
+39 080 521 0124

El Chiringuito

Street Food
Grab a panzerotto and Peroni at this legendary no-frills hang-out.
Porto Vecchio, Mola San Nicola, 70100 Bari
+39 080 524 0206

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to the best restaurants in Puglia

Vettor

Restaurant
Southern Italian and Japanese Fusion
Via Giuseppe Bozzi 73, 70121 Bari
+39 351 050 5697

   Carovigno Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to the best restaurants in Puglia Braceria Pomodoro Carovigno | Photo from Braceria Pomodoro Facebook

Braceria Pomodoro

Restaurant
Excellent meat cooked over charcoal.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 103, 72012 Carovigno
+39 0831 211734

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to the best restaurants in Puglia | Photo Dissapore Facebook

Dissapore di Andrea Catalano

Restaurant
Contemporary regional cuisine.
Via Pietro Micca 15, 72012 Carovigno
+39 347 361 3926

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to the best restaurants in Puglia

Miramare da Michele

Fish and Seafood Restaurant
A popular uncomplicated family favourite serving fish by the sea.
Via della Torre, 72012 Torre Santa Sabina
+39 338 243 0001

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to the best restaurants in Puglia | Picci Carovigno | Photo from Picci Facebook

Picci Bar

Cocktail Bar
Avant-garde suburban baby bar, a popular meeting place.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 39, 72012 Carovigno
+39 338 316 4870

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to the best restaurants in Puglia | Sommarco Carovigno | Photo from Sommarco Facebook

Sommarco

Wine Bar and Grocery 
Sustainable organic wine and local produce.
Corte de Milano (Wine bar) | Via Cattedrale 7 (Deli), 72012 Carovigno
+39 340 127 2773

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to the best restaurants in Puglia

Trattoria La Cantina

Restaurant
Small family run trattoria, excellent home made dishes.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele 95797, 72012 Carovigno
+39 338 459 6846

   Cisternino Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Al Vecchio Fornello

Butcher, Restaurant
Traditional bombette and grilled meat dishes. Select by weight from the counter.
Piazza Pellegrino Rossi 21, 72014 Cisternino
+39 338 723 3387

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants | giardini 36, Cisternino

Giardini 36

Restaurant
Good local produce brought to you by the Valle d’Itria’s Dfood farm and other small producers.
Via dei Giardini 36, 72014 Cisternino
+39 080 247 1829

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants | Zio Petro, Cisternino

Zio Pietro

Butcher, Restaurant
More grilled meat and bombette chosen at the butcher’s counter.
Via Duca D'Aosta 3, 72014 Cisternino
+39 080 444 8300

   Ceglie Messapica Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants

Calce

Wine Bar
Chic wine bar with neighbouring retail and wellbeing space.
Piazza Vecchia 17, 72013 Ceglie
+39 338 946 1912

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants

Da Gino

Restaurant
Family run restaurant keeping things local.
Contrada Montevicoli 57b, 72013 Ceglie
+39 0831 377916

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants | Zio Petro, Cisternino

EnoCocus Acini & Carbone

Butcher, Restaurant
Meat grill. A meat lover’s wet dream.
Via Pendinello 2, 72013 Ceglie
+39 388 863 1022

 

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants | bombette at Al Vecchio Fornello, Cisternino

Osteria l’Antico Arco

Restaurant
Traditional cooking in the heart of Ceglie’s old town.
Via Celso, 4, 72013 Ceglie
+39 339 759 1381

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants

L’Osteria Del DivinGustare

Restaurant
Traditional dishes.
Via S. Rocco 19, 72013 Ceglie
+39 0831 198 6278

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants

   Fasano Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants

La Locanda di Martumè

Restaurant
Traditional dishes, celebrating Puglia’s slow food tradition.
Via Santa Teresa 36, 72015 Fasano
+39 080 332 4666

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants | Photo The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Pentole e Provete Fasano

Pentole e Provette

Restaurant
Traditional ingredients with a contemporary twist. Tasting menu.
Via Musco 37 72015 Fasano
+39 348 655 4811

   Gravina in Puglia Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants

Osteria La Murgiana

Restaurant
For an incredible meal and dining experience. This is how Italians eat.
Via XXIV Maggio 25, 70024 Gravina in Puglia
+39 080 325 0342

The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guide to Puglia’s best restaurants | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Trattoria Mamma Mia Gravina in Puglia

Trattoria Mamma Mia

Restaurant
For the Friday night Brodetto Vastese (fish stew). €30 and only by booking.
Via Civita 59, 70024 Gravina in Puglia
+39 080 326 4509

   Grottaglie Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Trattoria la Luna nel Pozzo, Grottaglie

Restaurant
Delicious, traditional dishes in the slow food tradition, run by husband and wife team.
Via L. da Vinci, 4, 74023 Grottaglie TA
+39 373 784 2289

   Lecce Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Best restaurants in Lecce, Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia

3 Rane - Ristoro

Restaurant
Creative cuisine with tasting menu in an intimate setting
Via Camillo Benso conte di Cavour 7, 73100 Lecce
+39 375 504 0165

Best restaurants in Lecce, Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | 400 Gradi

400 Gradi

Pizzeria
Innovative award-winning pizza from Andrea Godi and Francesco Cassiano.
Viale Porta d’Europa 65, 73100 Lecce
+39 391 3318359

Puglia best restaurant Guide | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Bros’ Lecce

Bros’

Restaurant
Salento’s first Michelin starred restaurant devoted to the avant-garde and rooted in the territory.
Via degli Acaya 2, 73100 Lecce
+39 351 661 5513

Best restaurants in Lecce, Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia

La Cucina di Mamma Elvira

Restaurant
Regional dishes celebrating seasonality.
Via Ludovico Maremonti 33, 73100 Lecce
+39 331 579 5127

Best restaurants in Lecce, Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Primo

Primo

Restaurant
Fine dining and tasting menu.
Via 47 Reggimenton Fanteria 7, 73100 Lecce
+39 0832 24 3802

Puglia best restaurant Guide | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia |

Le Zie Trattoria Casereccia

Restaurant
Traditional home cooking.
Via Colonnello Archimede Costadura 19, 73100 Lecce
+39 083 224 5178

   Monopoli Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Best restaurants in Ostuni, Puglia | Photo The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | La Torretta del Pescatore a Monopoli

La Torretta del Pescatore a Monopoli

Restaurant
Fine dining over seafood and fresh fish platters.
Via Procaccia 191, 70043 Monopoli
+39 080 321 0390

   Ostuni Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Best restaurants in Ostuni, Puglia | Photo The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Casa San Giacomo

Casa San Giacomo

Restaurant
Traditional cooking by Nonna. Madonna celebrated her 63rd birthday here.
Via Bixio Continelli 4, 72012 Ostuni
+39 328 138 8457

Best restaurants in Ostuni, Puglia | Photo The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia

Trattoria Il Cortiletto

Restaurant
Good food in modest unassuming surroundings. A short drive from Ostuni en route to the main highway.
Via Lecce 91, 72015 Speziale
+39 080 481 0758

Osteria Monacelle

Restaurant
Good local food in the heart of Ostuni’s old town. A short drive from Ostuni en route to the main highway.
Via P.Vincenti, 72012 Ostuni
+39 083 1334212

Masseria Moroseta

Restaurant
A modern take on traditional dishes in minimal surroundings. Exceptional dining but poor covid hygiene marred our visit.
Contrada Lamacavallo snc, 72012 Ostuni
+39 338 18 99 199

Paragon 700 Boutique Hotel & Spa

Cocktail Bar | Restaurant
Enjoy an aperitivo and fine dining in style inside or out. This boutique hotel boasts Ostuni’s largest private garden.
Largo Michele Ayroldi Carissimo 14, 72017 Ostuni
+39 0831 369219

   Peschici Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Al Trabucco da Mimì 

Restaurant
Fresh fish and seafood in a stunning trabuccosetting.
Località Punta San Nicola Peschici, 71010 Peschici
+39 0884 962556

   Polignano a Mare Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Best restaurants in Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Polignano a Mare Al 2 Ghiottoni

Al 2 Ghiottoni

Restaurant
Fresh fish and seafood best enjoyed in an alfresco setting.
Contrada S. Giovanni 210, 70044 Polignano
+39 080 424 1263

Best restaurants and bars in Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Casa del Mojito Bar, Polignano a Mare

La Casa del Mojito

Mojito Bar
Cool cocktails in the heart of Polignano’s old town.
Via Annunziata 19, 70044 Polignano a Mare
+39 342 825 4061

Mint Cucina Fresca

Restaurant
Intimate bistro serving creative food with heart.
Via S. Benedetto 32, 70044 Polignano
+39 080 424 1373

Pescaria

Restaurant | Street Food
Epic raw, fried and cooked street food. The line extends around the block. Puglia’s definitive octopus sandwich.
Piazza Aldo Moro 6/8, 70044 Polignano
+39 080 424 7600

The Big Guide to Polignano a Mare

No trip to Puglia would be complete without visiting Polignano a Mare with its iconic beach.

More | read the Big Guide to Polignano a Mare

   Putignano Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Best restaurants in Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Putignano Angelo Sabatelli

Angelo Sabatelli

Restaurant
Fine dining.
Via S. Chiara 1, 70017 Putignano
+39 080 405 2733

   San Vito dei Normanni Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

XFOOD Ristorante Sociale

Restaurant
Local dishes and traditional cuisine that forays into the creative.
Via Brindisi s.n. 72019, San Vito dei Normanni
+39 366 891 3041

  Savelletri Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Best restaurants in Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Savelletri AlbaChiara

Ristorante AlbaChiara

Restaurant
Fresh fish and seafood by the sea.
Strada provinciale 90 (Torre Canne-Savelletri), 72015 Savelletri di Fasano
+39 339 536 5659

Best restaurants and bars in Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | MòMò Savelletri

MòMò

Restaurant 
Fresh fish and seafood, efficient service
Via Fiume 24, 72015 Savelletri
+39 320 616 2661

  Trani Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Best restaurants in Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Gallo Trani

Gallo

Restaurant
“Exclusive and elegant, refined” fish restaurant serving creative and traditional dishes.
Via Statuti Marittimi 48/50, 76125 Trani
+39 0883 487 255

Best restaurants and bars in Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Le Lampare al Fortino Trani

Le Lampare al Fortino

Restaurant 
Italy and international cuisine with a wide selection of (but not only) seafood.
Via Tiepolo, snc, 70059 Trani
+39 0883 480 308

  Tricase Restaurants, Bars and Eateries

Best restaurants and bars in Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Farmacia Balboa Tricase

Farmacia Balboa

Cocktail Bar
The one with Dame Helen Mirren
Piazza Giuseppe Pisanelli 23, 73039 Tricase
+39 0833 772585

Best restaurants and bars in Puglia | The Big Gay Podcast from Puglia | Locanda del Levante Tricase

Locanda del Levante

Restaurant 
Surf and turf. Traditional flavours with a touch of creativity in a beautiful space.
Piazza Antonio dell'Abate, 73039 Tricase
+39 0833 546678

Essential know how for visiting Puglia

Getting Here

Visas and Embassies

Weather

Currency

Useful Information