Seafood is a great source of inspiration in Apulian cuisine
Apulia is one of my regular destinations when I go back to Italy, so these are also good opportunities for me to enjoy local cuisine and great dishes of the Apulian cooking tradition in the restaurants I like. Here are my reviews of my favourite restaurants, normally specialising in seafood, in the towns I visit regularly:
Ristorante Opera, Bari
Close by the newly restored Teatro Piccinni and in the middle of the Murat Quarter is one of the best seafood restaurants in Bari, the Ristorante Opera. With a great choice of warm and cold starters and a good variety of creatively prepared seafood, this restaurant is perfect for a business lunch or a dinner with friends. Dishes are inspired by the rich Apulian tradition and revived with creative touches by five star chef Lello Lonigro.
Chez nous, Bitonto
This is a newly opened restaurant, that has been launched with an impressive start in Bitonto. Chez nous is a real treat with dishes prepared and presented with great care with carefully selected local ingredients. We need more restaurants in Apulia like this one!
Pescheria Con Cottura, Lecce
Very close by the main square in Lecce, Pescheria Con Cottura offers an amazing their favourite seafood to be cooked and served at the table. During the good season it is possible to sit outdoor at the many tables on the outdoors terrace.
La cantina del mondo, Monopoli
La cantina del mondo, the cellar of the world, is a new gourmet restaurant in Monopoli, with refined cuisine and excellent service. Born from an initiative of a group of enterprising young people, under the guidance of chef Marco Calzolaio, this restaurant will surely establish itself as an excellent place to enjoy Apulian cuisine with an international accent.
Ristorante Nobilnonna, Polignano
Great care in the choice of ingredients, excellent customer care and a focus on fresh high quality seafood make of Ristorante Nobilnonna in old Polignano a hidden gem. Very strongly recommended!
Al Moletto, Taranto
Fresh seafood and friendly customer care make of a meal at the Al Moletto a great experience for seafood lovers in Taranto. The restaurant is nested on the tourist harbour and is always a great treat, whether for a business lunch or a romantic dinner.
Black & White, Bari
Saint Peter’s Fish Fillet braised with Potatoes, Olives, Cherry Tomatoes and a Red Cabbage Sauce created by chef Daniele Caldarulo at Black & White Restaurant, one of the best seafood restaurants in Bari for quality of food and service.
Great customer care and fresh local products are the signature traits of Cascipò, a hidden gem in the old town of Brindisi. Set lunch offers also available.
Carboni Ardenti, Foggia
Close by the railways station in Foggia, Carboni Ardenti is perfect for a lunch tasting a variety of grilled meats and local appetisers, including a yummy bruschetta. Special lunch offers are normally available.
© Enzo Martinelli, 2022
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4 thoughts on “My favourite restaurants in Apulia in 2022 🍽❤️👢”
You made me hungry. I will be in Marche (Fano) in July. Do you have any restaurant recommendations for that locale.
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Unfortunately that is a region I do not know. It is a bit off my usual beaten track.
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