Valle d’Itria restaurants

Top Choice Vegetarian in Alberobello

Trattoria Terra Madre

Vegetables take pride of place in Italian kitchens, especially at this enthusiastic vegtarian-ish (some meat is served) restaurant. The farm-to-table ethos rules – most of what you eat comes from the organic garden …
Top Choice Italian in Ostuni

Porta Nova

Scenically installed in the Aragonese fortifications, this terraced restaurant is a special occasion charmer. Seafood is wonderful here, with a whole section of the menu devoted to crudo mare (raw fish). Ease into w…
Top Choice Pizza in Locorotondo

Quanto Basta

Craft beer and pizza make an excellent combination, no more so than at Quanto Basta, a quietly stylish old-town restaurant with wooden tables, soft lighting and stone floors. It's hard to stop at quanto basta ('just…
Vegetarian in Cisternino

Micro

This tiny, charismatic little juice bar/lunch spot is the necessary counterbalance to the meaty excesses Cisternino is famous for. Boxloads of fresh vegetables and herbs arrive each morning, whatever's in the market…
Barbecue in Cisternino

Rosticceria L'Antico Borgo

A classic fornello pronto (half butcher's shop, half trattoria), this is the place for a cheerful, no-frills meat fest. The menu is brief, listing a few simple pastas and various meat options (priced per kilo), incl…
Puglian in Ostuni

Osteria del Tempo Perso

A wonderful temple of Pugliese cuisine in a cavernous former bakery, this laid-back place makes masterful use of the best of the region's produce, from Martina Franca's capocollo (cured pork neck) to whatever's been…
Italian in Martina Franca

Nausikaa

Tucked away down a dogleg alley off Martina Franca's main pedestrian drag is this lovely little modern Italian, run by brothers Francesco and Martino. Tradition is not sacrificed to forward-thinking, and vice versa …
Osteria in Ostuni

Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale

This compact osteria serves up great food in a setting that manages to keep it classy, despite a kitsch chandelier and muzak soundtrack competing with more tasteful mise-en-scene. While lovers of fish, fowl and fles…
Italian in Alberobello

Il Poeta Contadino

Vegetarians can be pleased here, as vegetables step timidly out of the contorni shadow, into the primi limelight. Alongside the swordfish, shrimp and clams that predominate, you'll find a flan of cave-aged cheese, c…
Trattoria in Alberobello

Trattoria Amatulli

The cheerily cluttered interior of this excellent trattoria is papered with photos of smiley diners, obviously put in the best mood by dishes like orecchiette scure con cacioricotta pomodoro e rucola ('little ears' …