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Warm atmosphere with stone vaulted ceilings in a historic building in the old center of Lecce.
Sleek and stylish yet casual seafront restaurant just outside the town of Sant'Isidoro.
This restaurant seems to be floating on the water- it's located right on the rocks that meet the sea, with boats moored next to it.
A family place between Torre Santa Sabina and its bigger sister town of Carovigno, Vigna Marina serves typical Puglian fare from both the land and the sea.
This is an upbeat place in the heart of Nardo'.
In the "trulli town" of Alberobello, this restaurant brings new life to traditional recipes.
Cute and cozy restaurant right on the piazza in Sannicola, Trattoria Santi Medici serves fresh fish and other specialties of the Salento.
Located at the seafront in charming Savelletri, the restaurant serves up fresh fish every day.
Don't let the name fool you; this is much more than a bar, it's a destination!
A butcher shop that is also a grill restaurant lets you choose the meat and have it cooked to your taste.
With a dining room in a wine cave, there's an alluring and unusual atmosphere along with your meal!
A rustic-upscale place with stone cross-vault ceilings inside and tables right on the street outside, they focus heavily on seafood.
A rich menu of seafood and land-based specialties along with pizzas will make everyone happy.
Located outside Polignano a Mare, it's the restaurant for those who love the sea but don't like seafood!
A casual place for drinks and snacks or a light lunch, it's popular with locals and travelers alike.
A homey type of place that serves dishes a Puglia grandmother would make.
This trattoria-style eatery in Turi is worth seeking out for its down-home food and expert-made pizza.
Sample the specialties of the Salento in a welcoming setting with cordial service.
On the edge of the historic center of Cisternino, this cute restaurant serves typical Pugliese fare at reasonable prices.
Enjoy southern hospitality and Salentine dishes in a homey environment.
More than a pizzeria, it is a pizza palace, with a variety of grains for the crusts and a host of toppings.
Pizza - Neapolitan style, baked in a wood-fired oven, with a few appetizers options, too.
The name pretty much says it all - divine pizza!
Pizza by trained artisans, with the traditional crust and a hearty 7-grain crust, too as well as gluten-free.
Pizza, meats, side dishes, salads in a casual atmosphere in Soleto.
Located right on the waterfront at the charming coves on the south side of Monopoli, this restaurant and pizzeria specializes in seafood.
The restaurant Giardini Riamondi is in a very cool antique farm building that was once an olive oil mill.
Nice rustic and romantic atmosphere in a historic space with stone barrel vaulted ceiling.
On the piazza of Poggiardo, this elegant place offers a refined version of Salentine specialties in nice surroundings.
A lovely local place that serves the delicious, unique dishes found in the Salento.
Ristorante Vecchio Camino is In the historic heart of Sannicola, at the tip of the heel, in Puglia's Salento Coast area.
Set in an old masseria that has been restored, Villa Excelsa presents Puglian plates in a welcoming setting.
An intriguing restaurant in Vieste that offers unique atmosphere of dining in a stone grotto!
In the heart of Polignano a Mare overlooking the famous and picturesque vantage point of the cove and town perched above it on the rocks.
Fresh fish is the protagonist of this restaurant in Monopoli.
Below the old town of Cisternino is a surprising upscale place hidden behind a nondescript entry.
Right on the water at the Cala di Porto Bianco in Monopoli, this restaurant has been serving excellent seafood since 1947.
It doesn't get much more beautiful or romantic than Lo Scalo Restaurant, set on the rocks at the water's edge.
A popular place, Ristorante Mascapati has stylish atmosphere, soft lighting and music and professional service for a relaxing dining experience.
What looks like an ordinary beach bar is also a well-rated restaurant, popular with tourists and locals alike.
On the waterfront in Torre Santa Sabina, sample the fresh catch from the fishermen with a view over the water.
A sleek and modern restaurant placed inside the posh Naitendi' Hotel, they serve the bounty of the land and sea.
Enjoy the fresh seafood specialities of Puglia in this trattoria-type restaurant.
Tucked in the lanes of the old town, this romantic spot offers fresh seafood specialties carefully prepared by the chef.
The name says it all, so vegetarians will want to look elsewhere.
At the lovely seaside in pretty Santa Maria al Bagno, enjoy the fresh fish and creative takes on Salento cuisine.
Martina Franca has a lovely restaurant in the historic center with warm Old World atmosphere.
Warm and rustic ambiance in the narrow streets of the historic center of Presicce.
Classic dishes like nonna used to make along with a few new twists make this tiny restaurant appealing to everyone.
Just a few steps from the pretty port, Trattoria Torre Antigua is a local favorite.
In old town Castro, this seafood restaurant has become a trendy spot to dine.
A restaurant at Capilungo (Marina di Alliste) serving fresh seafood dishes and pizza.
In the heart of Carovigno, the Art Cafe La Loggia combines funky wine bar with upscale dining.
If nothing gets your mouth watering than things being grilled over a wood fire, then this is the place for you.
A peculiar but fun Puglia tradition is the butcher shop that becomes a restaurant at night (for meat eaters, at least; vegetarians will want to go elsewhere).
Sample Pugliese cuisine and wine in a nice Old World setting.
A tiny homey place with just a few tables inside and another few out on the covered terrace, it's like eating at a friend's house.
In the Posto Rosso section of Marina di Alliste this restaurant and pizzeria has a shady patio and indoor glassed-in dining room.
In Gagliano del Capo, a restaurant with indoor dining room and an internal garden.
A homey place with good home-cooked fare that includes fresh fish, house-made pasta, hearty soup and more.
Near the park that extends behind the castle, this pizzeria serves wood-oven pizzas, and more.
The Pizzeria Pulcinella in Monopoli isn't "just" a pizzeria, it's a workshop of deliciousness!
In the center of Taviano, the Vento del Sud is a pizzeria and home-spun trattoria in one.
Enjoy a fine meal in an exquisite setting in the town of Racale, where you will feel like you're eating in a secret garden.
Tucked in the lanes of Taviano's old town, this restaurant offers rustic, homey atmosphere and outdoor dining, too.
An upscale place with a traditional menu of Pugliese plates, you don't want to miss a meal here.
A funky restaurant that exudes the creative, fun-loving, exuberant spirit of Puglia itself.
A homey trattoria that serves fresh seafood in the resort town of Marina di Mancaversa.
Located at the historic watch tower Torre di Cala d'Incina, with its beautiful cove, this restaurant and pizzeria is a casual spot to relax and enjoy a seafood feast or a great pizza.
In the unique white-washed town of Monte Sant'Angelo, this restaurant is noted by locals and travelers alike for its quality cuisine.
Sample Puglia's seafood specialties -both raw and cooked- at Trattoria Octopus in Capilungo.
One of Puglia's famous butcher-grills that every meat-eater will enjoy.
A butcher shop by day, it becomes an open air barbecue grill by night.
Pugliese dishes like orecchiette pasta with a choice of sauces, grilled meats, a few seafood dishes.
A gourmet restaurant in a 17th century palazzo in the centro of Turi.
A homey trattoria serving pasta, meat, some seafood and pizza.
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