The foolish tour of San Michele Salentino's cookeries
Our last night in Brindisi we had an epic restaurant tour of San Michele visiting ten restaurants over five hours. It was a fantastic night visiting some great food and learning the stories of people who served us.
Corso Vittorio Veneto, 24 - (+39) 333 9562415
This restaurant is run by two energetic sisters, and was originally two homes that were joined together to form the restaurant. They have a great aperitivo menu that features some interesting dishes like horse crostini.
Piazza Dante, 1 - (+39) 338 2299473
Once a takeaway pizzeria it’s now possible to eat many things, not just pizza! We had fantastic pasta from Chef Ricardo who is only 23. He’s sure to have a bright future.
Via Re di Puglia, 14 - (+39) 333 5835497
This husband and wife duo run a fish shop attached to a seafood restaurant. It’s worth going there to chat with Fortunato and Antonietta as they have some great stories and amazing product.
Via Duca D'Aosta, 9 - (+39) 0831 966080
A fourth generation butcher shop from 1886, they opened a fornello in 2006 to diversify. They buy all their product from local farmers and have an incredible restaurant featuring unique offal dishes and others made in a pignata.
Corso Vittorio Veneto, 43 - (+39) 328 0530717
The owner was in the military for 35 years and always loved food. Just over three years ago he opened this high-end traditional restaurant with a chef who was only 18 at the time. Chef Roberto has stayed on and continues to make great traditional dishes based on the seasons.
C.so Vittorio Veneto, 126 - (+39) 338 4669630
Only four years ago this restaurant was a used car shop. Now locals flock here for the wood oven pizza with both traditional and innovative options, you won’t find many tourists and you will find a great pizza.
Via Roma 26 - (+39) 0831 966466
This restaurant has been here for ten years, focusing on seafood and have a diverse selection from local species to lobster from Atlantic Canada. Their vegetable dishes are great, like the lampascioni onion with fig flavoured ricotta.
Via Corsica, 4 - (+39) 346 7080198
A pizzeria that focused on traditional country dishes, most of the vegetables served are from their farm in the countryside.
Via Duca d'Aosta, 100 - (+39) 340 7325068
The butcher shop specializing in horse has been around for thirty years and just eight years ago they decided to open a restaurant. Standout dishes are the donkey brasciole and donkey ribs cooked in a pignata.
Via Duca d'Aosta, 209 - (+39) 339 6616624
A family business that began ten years ago. It was once a pub that has expanded with a great food program. Get the antipasti with tripe, fava beans and eggplant rolls.