Peperoncino Restaurant, Rivabella (Gallipoli)

with glass of prosecco

with glass of prosecco

I personally like Peperoncino Restaurant for two reasons, wonderful atmosphere and elegant interior. There are not so many restaurants in the south of Italy that pay attention to these criteria, they care only about quality of food and about numbers (the quantity of clients), that is why many of them look like a simple canteen. In Peperoncino instead, the atmosphere is totally different, dim lights, great relaxing popular music (not too loud), there are several sofas, beautiful interior in red color, and everybody receives a glass of prosecco  (Italian sparkling wine) on arrival. Continue reading

To try in Salento / Типичные блюда Саленто

pasta with lobster

Historically, Salento for centuries was a crossroad for many nations and different cultures, that influenced the aspects of daily life, and therefore the food and cuisine, the methods of cooking and ingredients used, causing a real blend of flavors and savors that still give delight to locals and to the tourists of Salento. Also Salento, especially Gallipoli, is famous for the tastiest fresh seafood. Continue reading

Vesuvio Restaurant, Gallipoli

20130329_215742I knew that whenever you come to Vesuvio Restaurant, it is always full. And after visiting it, I understood why. First of all, it has a large parking area, so you don’t have to search for half an hour for a place to park your car in Gallipoli, and there is outdoor and indoor space (for each season). Vesuvio is also pizzeria, and the specialty here is one meter pizza (it is possible to order a quarter (which will be already enough for two) or half metre of pizza). We ordered antipasti (there is possibility to choose from menu or from table of antipasti), risotto with seafood and pizza al metro, everything was very tasty and absolutely fresh (which is very important in case of seafood), the prices you can see on the photo of menu, it seemed to me a good quality price ratio. Continue reading