Best Casual Dining Restaurants in Puglia, Apulia

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.

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.

Makani 2Life Restaurant

$$ Via Luigi De Simone, 12, 73100, Lecce
Japanese Casual Dining
In searching for the best restaurant in Lecce you cannot not better in the continuous development of quality, taste and passion that characterize Makani 2 Life restaurant. 2 Nature, 2 Lives. The meeting between Italian and Japanese cuisine that make Makani a unique and versatile place. Not only fish restaurant in Lecce. Makani, which means "a place of mine", concludes the sense of his proposal in one word: a place where comfort, quality, professionalism and courtesy will give each of you the feeling of feeling in your "own place".

La Bocca Bistrot

$$ Via Dei Perroni, 2, 73100, Lecce
Mediterranean Casual Dining
In the heart of the Lecce baroque, immediately under the charm of the ancient Porta San Biagio, the bistro La Bocca wants to be a place of carefree and conviviality, where you can enjoy Mediterranean and contemporary cuisine that aims to combine tradition and creativity by enhancing the quality and freshness of the raw materials that are renewed seasonally. All immersed in an intimate and relaxed environment and the feeling, which most of all we are committed to transmitting, of feeling 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.

ANTO Concept Restaurant

$$ Via Lucania, 72, 74121, Taranto
Italian Casual Dining
Anto Concept Restaurant was born from the idea of ​​creating an elegant, refined and trendy space. In Taranto, elegant, refined, and trendy dining experiences, a place with an intimate atmosphere, where our guests can feel free to taste, in total naturalness, dishes prepared with art and love, simple but never banal. A corner of the city where you can enjoy that liveliness that only Anto can give.

Osaka Fusion Restaurant

$$ Viale Magna Grecia 447, 74121, Taranto
Japanese Casual Dining
Osaka Fusion Restaurant is located in the heart of the city of Taranto, a stone's throw from the Virgil Gardens. Elegant and refined, it is the ideal place to enjoy real Japanese cuisine, with fresh and top quality ingredients.

Numero Primo

$$ Lungomare Regina Margherita 46, 72100, Brindisi
Italian Casual Dining
Numero Primo - the Tenute Rubino winery - is born on the seafront in front of the port, in the center of Brindisi.

Palazzo Virgilio

$$ Corso Umberto I, 149, 72100, Brindisi
Italian Casual Dining
If you're looking for a nice, comfortable and friendly place, Palazzo Virgilio is your place!

Osteria Di Chichibio

$$ Largo Gelso, 6, 70044, Polignano A Mare
Italian Casual Dining
The Osteria di Chichibio, born in March 2000, is an elegant restaurant where you can enjoy fish specialties, food at km 0 and of the highest quality. It's near the statue of the famous Domenico Modugno. The cuisine is based on fresh local fish and top-quality products at 0 km. Taste, tradition, and authenticity since 2001.

Ristorante Da Tuccino

$$ Via S. Caterina, 69/F, 70044, Polignano A Mare
Italian Casual Dining
Seafood restaurant in Polignano a Mare, Bari. Since 1968 Da Tuccino has been a point of reference in Puglia. A long history of passion for the sea, for food of the highest quality, and for wines, of which there is a wide choice, among more than a thousand labels.

Ristorante Il Bastione

$$$$ Via Conversano 1-1/A, 70044, Polignano A Mare
Italian Casual Dining
Il Bastione Restaurant is located in Polignano a Mare, near Bari. The elegant atmosphere, gourmet fish dishes, and fantastic indoor rooms and terraces will frame your moments in the romantic restaurant. From the terraces overlooking the sea to the internal lounge with sea view windows to our terrace of desires, a romantic location for an intimate and suggestive dinner, your special occasions will have an unforgettable charm and will satisfy your every desire.


$$ Via Morgantini 2, 70014, Conversano
Italian Casual Dining
Territoriality and curiosity move the cuisine of Pashà, a restaurant in the heart of Conversano, Bari. Each dish tells the story of a place, of a flicker. Chef Antonio Zaccardi plays, between innovation and tradition, passion and ambition, on a journey in which the twists and turns represent an absurd constant. The style of Pashà doesn't disappoint its origins: it's refined and refined, but it knows how to remain faithful to the flavors of the local gastronomic tradition.

Lievita 72 Neapolitan Pizza

$$ Via Lecce, 85, 73014, Gallipoli
Italian Mediterranean Casual Dining Family Style Pizzeria
In the beating heart of Gallipoli, among pubs, discos and meeting points, we find one of the most important and well-known pizzerias in the Salento village, namely Lievita 72. A historic pizzeria in the centre, which offers a terrific Neapolitan pizza. Leavened for 72 hours, pizza dough is made from 75% water, making the dough incredibly fluffy and soft, and so light too. They come from a good part of Puglia to eat a pizza and enjoy the beauties that the splendid Gallipoli can offer.
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