Salve Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Salve

July 22, 2017 Concepcion Newsome

Discover the best restaurant in Salve, Italy including Rua De Li Travai, Ristorante La Ficarigna, Fulana, Stella del Mare, Tora Pizza & Cucina, Ikarus, Torreantigua, Il Castello di Momo, La Voce Del Mare, Braceria Petracca
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1. Rua De Li Travai

Via Felice Cavallotti 44, 73053, Patu, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +39 349 058 4531
Excellent
46%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Rua De Li Travai

Reviewed By HappyY0gi - Vancouver Island, BC

My husband and I had great hopes for this little restaurant. It came highly recommended as a classic Puglianese Trattoria. And frankly they do serve good cucina povera fare. No complaints there.
But the price we were charged is anything but povera. We were charged €28 for a simple (but ample) antipasto and €14 each for a basic tomato pasta. And the service was rushed and far from the relaxed southern Italian atmosphere we have come to expect. For the first time in over a month, we were even presented the "conto" without us asking for it. Clearly we were taking up space.
We have eaten at Michelin-starred restaurants in Puglia (the excellent Al Fornello da Ricci for example) and had smaller bills and far superior service.
Bottom line - we would recommend this trattoria if the prices were half what they are. As it is, this is a ripoff.

2. Ristorante La Ficarigna

Via Grazia Deledda 2, 73040 Specchia, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$290 - HK$337 +39 0833 535398
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 967 reviews

Ristorante La Ficarigna

Reviewed By suburbanite12 - London, United Kingdom

This locally well rated restaurant was quiet on the evening we visited and service was quick and efficient. Internally the decor is quirky and kitsch and with so few diners the atmosphere was flat.
The food from a fairly limited menu was, though, exciting and original. The renowned pasta flambé
prepared next to our table was an exercise in culinary theatre and the resulting dish was superb. Other dishes were less spectacular but of equally good quality. Another plate of gamberoni flambéd in rum was generous in quantity and very tasty. All in all it was a good experience and La Ficarigna well worth a visit.

3. Fulana

Piazza San Giuliano n. 1 | Giuliano di Lecce, 73040, Castrignano del Capo, Italy Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner HK$141 - HK$243 +39 331 423 5469
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 803 reviews

Fulana

Reviewed By mjmccoymd - Lawrenceville, Georgia

A very good typical antipasto assortment started dinner, accompanied by a good Susumaniello Salento red wine.
Pasta dish for the primi was nice, the mixed grilled meats and grilled steak were good (though the steak had a lot of fat and gristle).
Service was good and efficient.
Dinner for two, with water, one bottle of wine, one shared antipasto misto, one shared primi (pasta), and the two meat seconds came to a reasonable €65.

4. Stella del Mare

Corso Colombo, 73050 Torre Pali, Salve, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0833 711259
Excellent
42%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 683 reviews

Stella del Mare

Reviewed By caroline p - London, United Kingdom

This is a very pleasant restaurant to relax and enjoy your lunch, the waiters are very helpful and friendly and try their best to talk a little English. The free pre starter they serve of fried, prawny, dough balls are delicious and their dessert very tasty but their fish is horrible. On our first visit we tried their grilled seabass, it was dry and although they deboned it at the table, mine was still full of bones and our grilled vegetables were cut thickly and undercooked. We had a small bottle wine and water and shared a lovely creamy, fruity dessert. We paid €60. As the pre starter and dessert was so good and the staff so helpful, we decided to give this place another try a few days later .. big mistake .. this time we ordered the lobster pasta. When in Italy this is one of my favourite dishes but what we were served at this restaurant was awful! The pasta was overlooked, the sauce thin and the lobster tough and tasteless. I couldn't eat mine but my husband ate his .. and also my lobster .. not because he liked it, just because it was so expensive and he was paying the bill! We again shared a tasty dessert and enjoyed half bottle wine and water. For this meal we paid over €100!!! Definitely not worth the money for this lobster dish but who knows maybe their fried dishes are better .. for now we've had enough and won't be trying a third visit.

5. Tora Pizza & Cucina

Lungomare Magnagrecia | Torre San Gregorio, 73053 Marina di Felloniche, Patu, Italy Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0833 767826
Excellent
54%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Tora Pizza & Cucina

Reviewed By Diego D

Went here last night with my partner and family. Amazing location which faces the sea..the restaurant if fairly big and the view is amazing! You better book as it gets very busy(also if you'd like to seat on the terrace). Big seafood menù and also lots of pizzas. We had 4 different pizzas and each one was delicious. Friendly and very quick service..nice and cool breeze inside the reataurant..only negative point: no mosquito nets or candles,so either get some spray or prepear to get bitten!
Such a nice experience overall,must go!

6. Ikarus

Piazza Parco dei Gigli 1 | Marina di Pescoluse, 73050, Salve, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +39 328 329 5835
Excellent
42%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
8%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Ikarus

Reviewed By Leccesedentro1982 - Monteroni di Lecce, Italy

I have been to this restaurant with a "pizza coupon" and everything has been ok, from the starters to the coffee...the pizza has been excellent...thin and crispy crust... I'd suggest this pizzeria to everyone who wants to taste some real Salentine kitchen or a delicious pizza by the sea.

7. Torreantigua

via Napoli 11, 73040 Torre Vado, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 347 694 1706
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Torreantigua

Reviewed By LLELS - United States

Really loved this place. The flavours hit home and were just what one would expect. The mixed appetizers were plenty and good assortment, mainly vegetarian and fish. the pasta with the breadcrumbs was very interesting and I was surprised at how good is was with such basic ingredients. Fair prices and good service. Will go again

8. Il Castello di Momo

Lucugnano Di Piazza Girolamo Comi 11, 73039 Tricase, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$78 - HK$196 +39 320 745 5807
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 558 reviews

Il Castello di Momo

"Il Castello di Momo" is a tipical restaurant in the heart of Salento, an amazing experience to enjoy. Our restaurant is located in Capece family's baronial court (1400) where you can breathe the magic atmosphere of history. Our food is a mix of genuine apulian tastes and original flavours from around the globe. We are a family crew: Peppe is the manager and his father Franco is the chef. We've always had a passion for cooking because we think it means innovation and creativity. Our costumers is a second family and we like to delight them with our specialties and our welcoming manners. "Il Castello di Momo"is a place suspended in time: you just sit down, enjoy the colours and flavours of our dishes, drink a good glass of wine and dedicated to yourself a few hours of relax.

Reviewed By tillyeck - Lancs

The restaurant is charming with a gorgeous outside dining area. The menu catered for fish and meat lovers and each course was celicious. The waiters were attentive which added to the experience. Very reasonably priced too. We travelled extensively throughout Puglia and felt this was by far one of the best. Thoroughly recommend.

9. La Voce Del Mare

Via Vittorio Veneto 61 | Via Vittorio Veneto,61, 73030 Tiggiano, Italy Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible Italian Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$204 - HK$290 +39 380 398 6079
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 298 reviews

La Voce Del Mare

Reviewed By Anthony M - Turin, Piemonte, Italy

A small restaurant on the corner of the main street of Tiggiano, a small town about 13km north of Leuca. The dining room is spacious and cool and perfectly in style for this part of the world. From the antipasti to the spaghetti with seafood, through to the main course and dessert, you could not ask for more. An excellent selection of local wines at bargain prices. The seafood is as fresh as it gets. Prices are more than reasonable considering the quality you are offered. The service is rapid and friendly and I can't wait to return.

10. Braceria Petracca

Via Vittorio Veneto 38, 73040, Castrignano del Capo, Italy Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 0833 530596
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 328 reviews

Braceria Petracca

Reviewed By LLELS - United States

Salento is not an area reknowned for its meat, that is fine,as the local cuisine can make up for that no prob, but after several months of fish and seafood and fresh cheeses, a nice steak is surely appreciated. we found the braceria by word of mouth and rightly so. The place was first a butcher shop and still is on one half of the building.
I had a strip steak with french herbed butter, which was very tasty, but my husband's burger really caught my attention. The perfect combo of Italian and American. The bun was fresh and puffy, but not prefab and the fries were great. The restaurant is geared towards a younger crowd but that was half the fun. The prices were fair, about 35 euro for two.
WE went back the next days for some BBQ meat and it was all very good. We will return!

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