Top Choice Italian in Peschici

Porta di Basso

Superb views of the ocean drop away from the floor-to-ceiling windows beside intimate alcove tables at this adventurous and stylish clifftop restaurant. Choose from one of three degustation menus, and prepare to be …
Top Choice Puglian in Vieste

Vecchia Vieste

Look beyond the stony, cavernous interior of this modest-seeming restaurant to find what is possibly the best homemade, hand-shaped orecchiette in Puglia (and that's saying something). Try it topped with the obligat…
Osteria in Vieste

Osteria Al Duomo

Tucked away in a picturesque narrow alley in the heart of the old town, this welcoming osteria has a cosy cave-like interior and outdoor seating under a shady arbour. And it's not relying on its plum position to get…
Trattoria in Monte Sant'Angelo

Casa li Jalantuúmene

This renowned restaurant has a well-known chef, Gegè Mangano, and serves excellent fare. Vegetarians are looked after (try the pasta with wild fennel, cherry tomatoes and ricotta cream), the setting is intimate, the…
Puglian in Lucera

Il Cortiletto

A superb restaurant with a barrel-vault interior, central courtyard and a menu that includes traditional dishes like orecchiette with cime di rape (bitter greens) and cozze pelose (Puglia’s indigenous mussels).
Italian in Vieste

Taverna Al Cantinone

Another of Vieste's above-average dining choices, Al Cantinone is a convivial, welcoming place set in a deep, vaulted room. Pugliese classics are rendered with aplomb, and there are more unusual dishes (such as squi…
Puglian in Lucera

La Taverna del Lupus

The 'Tavern of the Wolf' is located in a large exposed-brick cellar with jaunty tablecloths and an enthusiastic young staff. The crispy wood-fired pizzas are excellent.