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Mesagne - Osteria dell Vicoletto, www.osteriadellvicoletto.it
Fabulous little restaurant, recommended to us by locals. We had a four course meal with wine for 52 euros total. Ambience, food, service were all excellent. Definitely one to revisit.
Vico Quercia, Mesagne, Puglia. Tel: 0831 1720678

Mesagne - il Connubio.
Another local recommendation and another gem. We received a warm welcome from husband and wife team. On a week day in winter the restaurant soon filled up with locals, always a good sign. Great food, great wine, great ambience – do not miss this one. Open every day for lunch and dinner except Monday.
Via Eugenio Santacessaria, 13-15,Mesagne - Tel : +39 0831 730643

Galatina - Le Tre Grazie Wine Bar and Restaurant ,Via del Balzo 34.
This was a different experience for us as, at the time, we hadn't come across a wine bar - restaurant combination in Puglia. Exploring Galatina we stumbled across Le Tre Grazie just in time for lunch. Located in a tiny cobbled street close to the cathedral we were the first customers to arrive (with more arriving rapidly on our heels). We received a friendly welcome from the manager, Fiorenzo, who explained each of the main courses to us. All the main courses are described in full on the menu and the contorni (side dishes) are included - in most cases a good salad and french fries. I opted for the cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped "kebab" and Bob had a local speciality beef dish recommended by Fiorenzo, both excellent but the beef definitely won.
We had a simple antipasti of salumi (cold meats) and formaggi (cheese) to start, very fresh and excellent flavours. Fiorenzo explained each of the meats and cheeses to us, highlighting the local specialities.
And the chocolate mousse that I could not resist for desert was sublime. Jazz music playing the the background, and for once, no TV blaring away (an Italian habit that we still haven't got used to).
Via Del Balzo 34, Galatina.
Tel : 0039 0836 522031 / 0039 326 927 8183

Monopoli - Osteria Perricci, Via Orazio Comes 1.
Another day out, another local recommendation, another hit! Fabulous trattoria serving "Cucina Casalinga Tipica" (typical home cooking), warm welcome, friendly service, great food and wine. Highly recommended. Google search for Osteria Perricci in Monopoli and you will get lots of great reviews.
Via Orazio Comes, 1 70043 - Monopoli (BA) – Puglia
Tel : +39 080.9372208

Brindisi (between Brindisi and San Vito dei Normanni) Locanda Ti Li Spilusi, Contrada Restinco

These are my top top favourites ...... there are so many more.

Sep 27, 2012
LivingInPuglia in Italy

Favorite Puglia Vineyards

To get the real deal you should try a wine tour ...... we went on this one and it was a great day and we bought some fantastic wine http://pugliaverde.com/index.php/sapo...

May 02, 2012
LivingInPuglia in Italy

PUGLIA & BASILICATA "CLOSED" FOR DECEMBER?

We were in Mesagne again on Tuesday, Osteria di Vicoletto was closed for the day. We went instead to Enoteca "Il Connubio", every bit as good and had gone on our list of "must do again".

Via E. Santacesaria, Mesagne (just inside the centro storico Porta Grande entrance)

Dec 23, 2011
LivingInPuglia in Italy

PUGLIA & BASILICATA "CLOSED" FOR DECEMBER?

Not sure if Osteria del Vicoletto is open on Dec 26. You could try emailing them - info@osteriadelvicoletto.it or via facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Osteria.... I don't think we will get there again before Christmas.

Dec 05, 2011
LivingInPuglia in Italy

PUGLIA & BASILICATA "CLOSED" FOR DECEMBER?

Generally it is only Christmas Day when everything is closed although closing on Dec 26 is becoming more prevalent now. I can highly recommend Osteria del Vicolleto in the Centro Storico of Mesagne.

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Osteria del Vicoletto
Vico Quercia, Mesagne, Puglia 72023, IT

Dec 04, 2011
LivingInPuglia in Italy