Best Italian Restaurants in Puglia, Apulia

La Parmigianeria

$$ Piazza Quercia, 20, 76125, Trani
Italian Premium Casual
Parmigianeria is a Mediterranean place where you can taste authentic parmigiana as grandma made it—our parmigiana range from the traditional to the more daring, with original and surprising layers. In any case, you will find real and succulent #layersofpuglia, always and only #grandmotherapproved. La Parmigianeria is in Piazza Quercia, a stone's throw from the beautiful Trani seafront.

Ristorante Masseria Tenuta Quintino

$$$ S.P. 359 KM 4+800, 73010, Porto Cesareo
Italian Fine dining
Tenuta Quintino consists of a tasty and famous restaurant in Porto Cesareo with an à la carte menu dedicated to hotel guests and external visitors by reservation. The internal kitchen at Tenuta Quintino offers you the certainty of banquets with fresh first fruits and genuine ingredients, with a varied menu that embraces Apulian cuisine and international haute cuisine with elegant and refined presentations prepared with skill and passion by Chef Fabio Papadia and his staff. We organize weddings, small ceremonies, meetings, conferences, events in general in the magical atmosphere that only a period structure can give you.

Ristorante Hotel Alba

$$$ Via Magellano, 17, 73010, Porto Cesareo
Italian Fine dining
In the splendid setting of the Palude del Conte Nature Reserve, in front of the ancient Saracen Tower, the absolute protagonist of the city stands the Hotel Alba in Torre Lapillo. Magnificently located by the sea, one step away from the golden beach and the crystalline sea of ​​one of the most famous stretches of the Salento coast, with typical Italian cuisine and fish dishes.

Da Antimo

$$ Via Garibaldi, 5, 73010, Porto Cesareo
Italian Casual Dining
The restaurant-Pizzeria "Da Antimo" offers the possibility of a large and elegant room and a small, more private room, for a total of 160 seats. Traditional sea and land cuisine, fresh fish, crudité, and gourmet pizzas in the heart of Porto Cesareo, a stone's throw from the sea.

Terreamare Agriturismo

$$ Località Santa Chiara, Villaggio Bonocore, 73048, Porto Cesareo
Italian Casual Dining
The cuisine we offer is in line with the style that distinguishes TerreAmare: starting from the raw materials of the territory and the recipes of our tradition, we want to give our dishes character and liveliness. The secular olive trees frame our Agriturismo. In the southernmost part of Puglia, Salento, surrounded by the greenery and silence of the Mediterranean scrub, just 3 km from the crystal clear sea and the white beaches of Porto Cesareo and Torre Lapillo. There are very few kilometers that separate Terreamare from the main centers of cultural and landscape interest in Salento: Lecce, Gallipoli, Otranto, Ostuni, and many others.

Ristorante Il Petrosino

$$ Via Alezio Km 1.5 SP Sannicola-Alezio, Tenuta Mosè, 73017, Sannicola
Italian Casual Dining
The Petrosino restaurant is located in the Tenute Mosé Masseria, a few kilometers from Gallipoli. The refined and bucolic background of the panoramic restaurant offers guests the opportunity to have a taste experience in contact with the elegant internal garden of Villa Costa. The Chef offers an original reinterpretation of local food with international influences.

Marea Cucina Marinara

$$ Via XXIV Maggio, 11, 73014, Gallipoli
Italian Family Style
Marea is a restaurant placed in the lovely streets of the historic center of Gallipoli, a stone's throw from the Cathedral of Sant'Agata Vergine e Madre. Jump into our seafood cuisine, tasting the best local dishes of the Apulian tradition, revisited in a modern key.

Ristorante DolceVita

$$ Corso Roma, 143, 73014, Gallipoli
Italian Casual Dining
An extraordinary roof garden on the Palazzo del Corso, a gourmet restaurant in Gallipoli dedicated to the smallest attention to detail to satisfy the most demanding palates. The stunning view of the Gulf of Gallipoli for delicious dinners under the moonlight, the preparation, and dedication of our staff are only a few of our strengths.
 Specializing in seafood, thus paying a tribute to the lasting traditions of the “città bella”, without neglecting vegetarian and meat dishes, the “DolceVita” Restaurant offers specialties carefully prepared by our Chef Andrea Campa, always with top quality ingredients.


$$ Via G. M. Laggetto, 38, 73028, Otranto
Italian Casual Dining
ArborVitae - Otranto is ready to welcome you and make you live amazing times. With a touch of magic and music, the restaurant is a special place in the heart of the historic center of Otranto, surrounded by the small streets of one of the most beautiful villages in Salento. In the dishes of chef Sirio Paiano we find all the smells, tastes, and "memories" of the heart of Otranto, with typical dishes of the territory.

Pi Greco

$$ Via Delle Torri, 40, 73022, Otranto
Italian Casual Dining
Pi Greco is a restaurant in the historic center of Otranto, defined by the essentiality and confidence of the situation to give space and prominence to the main protagonists, the courses. The chef, Maria Rosaria Peluso, offers cuisine that has as its final goal the exaltation of taste that, with simplicity, meets innovation in the combinations of excellent fresh ingredients and advanced culinary methods.


$$ Via Basiliano Cenobio, 23, 73028, Otranto
Italian Casual Dining
A few steps from the beautiful Cathedral, in the heart of the historic center of Otranto, is born the LaltraBaffo restaurant, by chef Cristina Conte. The selection of ingredients is essential, the products are seasonal and the wild spices, which the Salento land offers, bring back the flavors and aromas of their origins. The recipes of the past are always a primary source of inspiration, but it's the international cuisine that needs to be explored, to reinterpret and propose one's roots, but the challenge remains the search for the perfect balance between lightness, pleasure, and emotion.

Terra Degli Ulivi Restaurant

$$ Via Giurdignano, 73028, Otranto
Italian Casual Dining
Terra Degli Ulivi Restaurant is located between the olive trees of Salento and the Sea of ​​Otranto. The chef of Masseria Muntibianchi prepares typical and exclusive dishes. There is meticulous attention in the preparation of each dish served to our guests, the choice of detail, and the combination of refinement and local production. Dinner is the time to relax and appreciate the taste of dishes that smell of sea and land, immersed in a single mood between the green of the Salento olive trees, the colors of the dry stone walls, and the breeze from Otranto.

Alex Ristorante

$$ Via Vito Fazzi, 15, 73100, Lecce
Italian Family Style
In the heart of the historic center of Lecce, surrounded by the old and unchanging charm of historic buildings and a few steps from the central Piazza Sant’Oronzo, stands the Alex Restaurant, where creativity and raw materials chase each other in a dance of emotions on the plate. A refined and welcoming environment, enriched by a refined furniture, gives the atmosphere the right balance between warmth and sobriety where, to make the difference, are the dishes coming from the kitchen, the realm of chef Alessandra Civilla, from whom she amazes with a kitchen Mediterranean and contemporary that respects and enhances raw materials by playing with contrasts and imagination. In addition to the large dining room, the restaurant has an outdoor area perfect for lunch or dinner on beautiful spring and summer evenings, enjoying the baroque harmony of the historic center.

400 Gradi

$$ Viale Porta D'Europa, 65, 73100, Lecce
Italian Pizzeria
400 Gradi Pizzaioli Veraci was born from an idea of ​​Andrea Godi and Francesco Cassiano, who wanted to mix experiences, passion, and techniques developed and matured in recent years to expand the culinary offer of the Neapolitan pizza world. An important characteristic for our restaurant is the presence of a highly innovative gas oven, an aspect that honors us with a world-class "title" and the recognition of the True Neapolitan Pizza Association. The 400 Gradi pizzeria is located in Lecce near the Foro Boario.

La Barca Di Mario

$$ Via Santa Maria Del Paradiso 4/8, 73100, Lecce
Italian Family Style
The Osteria "La Barca di Mario" is located in the historic center of Lecce, near Porta Rudiae. A place to meet for an aperitif, a dinner, a meeting for you who love the sea, for you who are vegetarian. The fish comes from our boat, the vegetables from the Salento countryside. Local and traditional recipes with a touch of new elegance that, with its taste, will put the chef's creative intuition into it at the right time.



$$ Piazza John Fitzgerald Kennedy 9-15, 74123, Taranto
Italian Fast Casual
A design place to appreciate good food, good drink, and good music. With great attention to natural and local products. SUD offers a cuisine based on the tradition of the territory through modern cooking methods that respect the natural properties of the products. It offers a wide selection of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan dishes and for all intolerances.


$$ Via Golfo Di Taranto 7/F, 74121, Taranto
Italian Family Style
Zenzero is a vegan and vegetarian restaurant that offers the unique taste and flavor of vegan and healthy cuisine. You can enjoy exquisite traditional and exclusive vegan and vegetarian recipes, savor craft beers, the best Apulian bio-vegan wines, herbal teas, teas, and natural drinks. Vegan and vegetarian cuisine is also ideal for those who do not embrace the vegan choice, but still want to eat healthy and genuine food, the flavors of Apulian cuisine, without giving up the exceptional taste and the pleasure of eating well.

Gente Di Mare

$$ Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, 254, 74123, Taranto
Italian Family Style
Gente di Mare, in the heart of Taranto, is a fish restaurant that combines the tradition of Taranto cuisine with the flavors of the Mediterranean. A cuisine, therefore, typical of the area that focuses on quality and the continuous search for the best products.


$$ Viale Trentino 36, 74121, Taranto
Italian Family Style
Born in 2014 from the experience of two restaurateurs, the Mò restaurant is your reference point in Taranto for a diet dedicated to taste and well-being, a stone's throw from the Concattedrale. In our menus, you will also find various vegetarian and vegan proposals. Respecting our history and our traditions, we love to experiment with new flavors using the basic principles of traditional recipes. Authentic fragrances and tastes will make you feel like at home.

Ristorante Al Gatto Rosso

$$ Via Camillo Benso Conte Di Cavour 2, 74123, Taranto
Italian Casual Dining
Il Gatto Rosso is passion about the cuisine but above all a fish restaurant in Taranto, which offers gourmet menus of local and raw seafood, always fresh and controlled! The restaurant, near the Taranto MarTa museum, is located in the Umbertine village - the modern center - a few steps from the Aragonese Castle, the Girevole bridge, and the old town with its treasures.
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