Best Fine dining Restaurants in Puglia, Apulia


$$$$ Via San Vito, 97, 70044, Polignano A Mare
Italian Fine dining
Jamantè is the exclusive sea-view restaurant in Polignano. It overlooks that corner of paradise where the blue sky blends with the sea. We serve the most authentic and genuine flavors of Puglia at the table. The true Apulian gastronomic tradition inspires us. Still, we like to "play" with colors, combinations, and harmonies, always respecting and enhancing the raw materials that the best Puglia offers us.

Ristorante Grotta Palazzese

$$$$ Via Narciso, 59, 70044, Polignano A Mare
Italian Fine dining
The Grotta Palazzese restaurant is internationally renowned, as evidenced by the many reviews in the most important magazines and blogs around the world. It has an outdoor room set in a unique place in the world. The terrace that welcomes customers was created inside a natural cave, the Grotta Palazzese. The terrace can contain up to 150 people.

Specchia Sant'Oronzo

$$$ Viale S. Francesco D'Assisi, 70044, Polignano A Mare
Italian Fine dining
Soft lights in the evening and colorful gardens by day, an enchanting panorama in an elegant location, and perfect attention to detail will be the characteristics of your moments of celebration and your beautiful dinners in Polignano a Mare. The Specchia Sant'Oronzo Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Polignano a Mare, which stands out for a careful selection of quality products, for the tasty cuisine, and for the amazing panorama from its magnificent terraces.

Terrazze Monachile

$$$$ Via Lama Monachile, 11, 70044, Polignano A Mare
Italian European Mediterranean Fine dining
This place you’re experiencing is much more than a restaurant in Polignano a Mare with a breathtaking view. It’s the culmination of a friendship and a love story. Imagine breathing the scent of the sea and looking out onto a wonderful terrace, set in one of the most evocative and suggestive places in Polignano. An exclusive and unconventional location where good food and a dream panorama blend perfectly.


$$$$ Contrada Losciale, 63, 70043, Monopoli
Italian Fine dining
An ineffably discreet design, where Saleblu is seemingly encased in glass for uninterrupted sea views, and the wood dining terrace is shaded with a sweep of white canvas sails. Contemplate the calm blue scene, and prepare to dine like a nobleman on sophisticated Apulian cuisine prepared with the soul of generosity. The lounge bar overlooking La Peschiera’s private beach, is somewhere to sip chilled champagne and toast your surroundings, or an iced oyster martini as an avant-garde choice to compliment crudo, Apulian sushi.

Fè Ristorante

$$$$ Via Giulio Pastore, 2, 70015, Noci
Italian Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Il Fè, an elegant gourmet restaurant, is set within a charming complex of finely restored Trulli, nestled in a corner of a small and characteristic Apulian town: Noci. The structure is made up of different environments, accommodates no more than 20 guests, and the rooms with attention to every detail, give an incomparable charm and are not comparable with other contexts. The sober and refined style refers to an intimate and refined atmosphere made of crystal glasses and soft light.

Angelo Sabatelli Ristorante

$$$$ Via S. Chiara, 1, 70017, Putignano
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Angelo Sabatelli's restaurant was born in the small town of Putignano, in the upper Bari area. A Michelin restaurant that excels in the Apulian province, recognized by the best food and wine guides. Angelo Sabatelli Ristorante makes excellence its strong point, offering its customers a unique culinary experience that leaves its diners delighted. A modern, revisited gourmet cuisine that leaves room for imagination.

Porta De Mä

$$$$ Largo Giuseppe Garibaldi, 21, 70043, Monopoli
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Porta De Mä is a story that unites sea and tradition: two worlds that meet, mix and enrich each other. Wonderfully set in the historic centre of Monopoli, a few steps from the ancient port, our restaurant tells a journey of flavours: a unique gastronomic proposal. When a quality raw material meets the freshness of our cuisine, something extraordinary always happens. Territory and creativity: start your journey to discover Porta De Mä. The incredible freshness of the raw materials, especially the daily catch that arrives on the restaurant's counters, is still alive. The refinement and wisdom in the hands of the chef, the elegance of the place, which with these lights and these light walls, creates a harmonious, elegant, almost mysterious contrast, in which to enjoy the goodness of the food and admire the culinary art.

Morus Ristorante

$$$$ Largo Gelso, 12, 70044, Polignano A Mare
Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Morus Ristorante, located in the heart of the enchanting coastal town of Polignano a Mare, offers a delightful blend of traditional Puglian gastronomy and modern culinary innovation. Tucked away from the bustling streets and boasting panoramic sea views, Morus promises not just a meal but a full-sensory dining experience. Appetizers: Begin with tantalizing starters like octopus carpaccio served with Puglian olive tapenade or a burrata cheese with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil. Signature Pasta Dishes: A variety of homemade pasta selections might include orecchiette with turnip greens and chilli-infused oil or paccheri with fresh prawns and a zesty tomato concasse. Local Produce: Emphasizing farm-to-table, expect fresh, seasonal vegetables, locally-sourced meats, and cheeses to feature prominently in dishes. Elegant Coastal Vibes: While Morus's interiors might hint at a coastal theme with shades of blue and white, it likely maintains an elegant touch with polished wooden furnishings and contemporary art pieces. Breathtaking Views: Given its prime location, diners can savour their meals while overlooking the mesmerizing Adriatic Sea. The outdoor seating area or a terrace, adorned with bougainvillaea and lanterns, provides an ideal setting for a romantic dinner.


$$$ Via S. Vito, 15/17, 70044, Polignano A Mare
Japanese Asian Fine dining Premium Casual
The idea of opening a Japanese restaurant in Polignano a Mare stems from the tremendous passion for Japanese cuisine and the awareness of having raw materials available in our area with few equals. The continuous research for the choice of products has led us to favour our fish, our vegetables, our fruits, and our land. The meeting with our chefs created the magic of Puro, a place where you can savour authentic Japanese cuisine with fresh, zero-kilometre ingredients. From this magical encounter are born our sashimi, sushi, and many hot dishes, soups, and fine cuts of Japanese meat. Particular attention has been paid to the cellar: alongside Japanese beers and the ever-present sake, the card offers a huge variety of wines, sparkling wines and champagne, with a vast selection of organic wines.

Ristorante U Curdunn

$$$ Via Dura, 19, 70010, Locorotondo
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
The U Curdunn restaurant is an elegant but at the same time rustic and informal venue located in the heart of the ancient village of the "locus rotundus". Among the restaurants in Locorotondo worth a detour, U Curdunn is a candidate among the essential stops for its welcoming location and the excellent raw materials purchased daily from trusted producers. Locorotondese cuisine is not Apulian cuisine. The Apulians know this well: Puglia is long, and the biodiversity, the handed-down recipes, the flavours and the customs are very, very different compared to other areas of the same region. In our U Curdunn restaurant in Locorotondo, you will find authentic local cuisine: historic recipes prepared with the best ingredients found by local farmers.

Marea Seaside Experience

$$$$ Via Lenio Flacco, 32, 72100, Brindisi
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
The MAREA restaurant welcomes its guests in a remarkable location in the heart of the port of Brindisi within a modern and refined atmosphere. With views that extend between the Castello di Terra and the passage to the open sea, our cuisine will accompany you through a culinary experience that ranges from the scents of the sea to the flavors of the earth. The bar area of Marea Seaside Experience is a space where you can have breakfast with freshly baked pastries and brioches and end the day with the tasting of carefully selected spirits. For the more enterprising palates, our bartenders are available with a well-stocked menu of traditional and non-traditional cocktails.

Restaurant 700

$$$$ Largo Michele Ayroldi Carissimo, 14, 72017, Ostuni
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Open 7/7, Restaurant 700 offers a confidential gastronomic adventure with a refined touch and impeccable service. With this culinary promise, the old olive mill becomes a convivial table and together with the avant-garde cuisine creates a modern background steeped in history. Beyond the patio, the swimming pool and the largest private garden in Ostuni with its orange grove find their home: here you can have breakfast or dinner on the hottest nights of summer. Our local producers and farmers "sit" at our table, where respect for the seasons and the variety of natural materials are essential. For Giacomo and his team, it is a taste that always has to excel over technique and composition. This is the only recipe for them to give unforgettable moments of satisfaction.

Ostuni Palace Bistrot

$$$$ Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 218, 72017, Ostuni
Italian International Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Our kitchen stands out for its first-choice ingredients, researched and selected by our Chef to give you a moment of pleasure to taste and remember. Each plate highlights the taste of the local tradition which is made up of a few simple steps. The interiors of the Ostuni Palace Bistrot have been designed and cared for in every detail in order to recreate a welcoming and jovial atmosphere. The large white stone vaults bring out the magnificence of the spaces. Every detail is in tune with the refinement of the bistro, a place where past and present merge and creates an extraordinary balance.

Antimo, Ristorante E Casina Terramora

$$$$ Via Turco Camarda, 14, 72013, Ceglie Messapica
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Casina Terramora is an old rustic house set in an area of ​​4 hectares, with a hundred secular olive trees, almond trees, figs, a forest of fragni and downy oaks, original stone walkways, blackberry bushes, mastic trees, and pomegranates. This fertile country farm is located a short distance from the town of Ceglie Messapica, in the Alto Salento, in the land of Brindisi. The city of Ceglie, an ancient Messapi settlement (5th century BC) rich in charm and history, holds an intact historic center to be rediscovered. Proud of its gastronomy, it offers the chance to taste the typical cuisine in the trattorias and restaurants of the historic center or in the districts of the neighboring countryside. Antimo is a "cook", looking for a special home to welcome its guests and offer good Mediterranean products with renewed creativity and passion. Antimo makes its innovative "genius" available in the kitchen for the creation of amazing and original recipes for editorial projects.


$$$$ Via Chianche Di Scarano, 7, 72013, Ceglie Messapica
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Ceglie is one of the oldest cities in Puglia. Kailia was his name for the Messapi and Caelium for the Romans. The remains of the surrounding walls and the 100 steps («li ciènd scalùn») from which the acropolis was accessed are still visible. The Cibus restaurant is located in the alleys of the historic center, in an ancient 15th-century convent. The stone rooms, with lime-painted arches, host the reign of Lillino Silibello, a sincere and kind person, with a deep culture of food and food and wine traditions of his land. Since 1994, the year it opened, the kitchen has been entrusted to Giovanna, her daughter Filomena and Angela Nigro; Lillino and his wife Angela Amico take care of the room and of the thousands of other tasks that Cibus involves. More than a restaurant, Cibus is a place of knowledge. Every single recipe is the result of continuous research on the possibilities of matching among the countless, exceptional products that the territory offers. Lillino has the surprising ability to make all his guests feel involved in a joyful sensory and spiritual experience that is born at his table; the passion with which he transmits information on the ingredients, the animosity with which he discusses the gastronomic trends of the moment, the pleased and attentive smile with which he listens to the comments and the astonished reactions of his guests; all this, like the great cuisine, makes Cibus an unforgettable experience.

Il Fagiano

$$$$ Viale Don Bartolo Boggia, 10, 72015, Selva di Fasano
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining
In the splendid Selva di Fasano, our restaurant welcomes you for weddings, events, lunches, and dinners by reservation. An elegant and welcoming nineteenth-century villa, perfect for your receptions but also open by reservation as a restaurant. We will share our love for cooking with you through creative and original dishes and menus, created with knowledge and passion in respect of tradition. From bread to desserts, from fresh pasta to meats, everything is prepared in our kitchens by a staff of experts. Thanks to our work team, every event is taken care of in every detail: from the kitchen to the service, from the hall to the set-up.

Ristorante Masseria Refrigerio

$$$$ Marina Di Ostuni SS 379 Km 23 Uscita Costa Merlata, 72017, Ostuni
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Dating back to around the 16th century, the Masseria Refrigerio of Ostuni, in the province of Brindisi, was born as a refreshment point for pilgrims travelling along the Via Francigena. In the past, a post station along the ancient Via Traiana, today the Masseria, has been renovated, in full respect of the original characteristics, its essence and the very particular architecture. It continues its restaurant history with new management and idea of cuisine, accompanying you on an unmissable journey into taste to discover the most authentic and genuine flavours of the culinary tradition typical of the Murge area. In addition to the fascinating location with an external courtyard and large garden, Masseria Refrigerio in Ostuni offers a refined and delicious cuisine that will exceed your expectations and those of your guests. The Masseria Refrigerio restaurant offers both à la carte service and banqueting service for events, with many typical local specialities reworked with a pinch of innovation and served with originality and elegance.

Cielo Restaurant

$$$$ Vico Pergola, 9, 72017, Ostuni
Italian European Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
Relais La Sommità 5-star Hotel in Ostuni, will gladden your stay with refined menus in harmony with the seasonal peculiarities in our elegant Cielo Restaurant. It is a perfect balance between new and old, in an unreal atmosphere, told as if it were a centenary fairy tale set in the rocks that characterize the building. The Chef, Roberto Monopoli, offers sensory journeys between tradition and experimentation through dishes that play with shapes and colours, using local excellence and preciousness worldwide. A taste experience to be enjoyed surrounded by the stone vaults of the restaurant or outside, among the olive and orange trees of the Spanish garden. Our dishes are accompanied by a wise choice of Apulian and Italian wines, and in the summer, dinner is served in the ancient Spanish garden, where orange and olive trees frame this splendid picture. A staircase carved into the stone guides us towards three ancient cisterns used in the past for oil collection, today dedicated to wine tasting: the precious Cellar. From the restaurant of the Relais La Sommità, on the highest point of Ostuni, you have a suggestive view of the alleys and the dazzling lime of the city walls that frame pictures of a clear sky. The suspended atmosphere of the restaurant is one of sober elegance; even the background music can become a pleasant moment of personal silence. During the summer, the citrus scent of the Spanish Garden makes the Aperitifs of Relais La Sommità unforgettable at sunset.

Osteria Sant'Anna

$$$ Viale Stazione, 12, 72014, Cisternino
Italian Mediterranean Fine dining Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
Nestled amidst the historic lanes of Cisternino, a town adorned with white-stone beauty and ancient charm, Osteria Sant'Anna emerges as a tribute to genuine Apulian culinary traditions. Named in honour of the revered Saint Anna, this osteria captures the soulful essence of the region, promising an intimate dining experience reminiscent of a bygone era. At Osteria Sant'Anna, the flavours of Apulia take centre stage. The menu is a delightful exploration of the region's gastronomic treasures, from the famed orecchiette pasta drizzled in rich, olive-oil-based sauces to the freshest catches of the Adriatic Sea, grilled to perfection. Each dish, crafted with passion and precision, reflects the bounty of Apulia's fertile lands and azure coasts. The ambience of Osteria Sant'Anna is a seamless blend of rustic elegance and timeless charm. Exposed brick walls, dimly lit candles, and wooden tables set the mood, echoing the casual warmth of traditional osterias. Vintage photographs and artefacts dot the walls, transporting diners to Cisternino's rich past. An experience at Osteria Sant'Anna is incomplete without indulging in its wine offerings. The curated selection emphasizes Apulian vineyards, celebrating wines ranging from the Salento peninsula's full-bodied reds to the Itria Valley's aromatic whites. Each glass promises a taste and a journey through Apulia's storied winemaking heritage.
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