The beauty and simplicity of Apulian cuisine

The highly acclaimed Mediterranean diet was born here in the sun-kissed south of Italy, and a look around the agricultural fields that surround our masseria highlight the abundance of vegetables that will make their way to your plate, from farm to table – with plenty of local restaurants offering zero-kilometer culinary concepts. While Puglia is indeed a celebrated culinary destination for carnivores and pescetarians, it has always been a hotspot for vegans and vegetarians for years. So what can you expect to experience while on holiday? Some of our favorite vegetarian-based dishes include creamy fava-bean mousse, boiled or sautéed chicory, stuffed zucchini flowers with ricotta, crunchy ‘cocomero Puglieses’ (an ‘Apulian watermelon’ that is essentially local cucumber), turnips and cacioricotta cheese often served with orecchiette, and even sweet red carrots native to Polignano a Mare – great as snacks or side dishes.

If you like to cook on your own and want to experiment with local ingredients in the comfort of your home here in Puglia, we can purchase fresh produce for you and deliver them prior to your arrival or after you settle in.  Each apartment suite has a private patio and terrace and on request, guests can use the sleek kitchen in the grotto complete with all the utensils and table settings and even a wood-fired pizza oven. You can turn on the sound system and enjoy your own music, too!

For full on holiday mode, we can arrange a chef on request who will cook everything you love whenever you’d like. Just ask us, and we’ll take care of the rest. Here are some recommended addresses for vegan and vegetarian restaurants (with Gluten-Free options) in nearby towns close to our masseria:


Via S. Benedetto, 32, 70044 Polignano a Mare
Tel: +39 080 424 1373

Pantaleo Agricoltura

Pozzo Faceto SS16, 3, 72015 Fasano
Tel: +39 339 827 8120

La Locanda di Martumè

Via Santa Teresa, 36, 72015 Fasano
Tel: +39 080 332 4666

Ristorante da Silvè

Via Tinella, 18, 72015 Fasano
Tel: +39 331 722 6444

Ristorante Pentole e Provette

Via Musco, 37, 72015 Fasano
Tel: +39 348 655 4811

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