Just a few steps away from Porta San Biagio, Blu Notte offers its clientele the freshest fish dishes in an elegant modern setting. Perusing the vast menu, diners can choose from a wide range of meat-based entrées (such as traditional angus entrecôte, a premium steak), as well as a selection of fine wines from all over the region. Many diners start their meal with the mixed seafood platter, which offers a selection of the day’s locally caught fish. If you find yourself overwhelmed by Blue Notte’s plentiful options, the helpful staff will be happy to offer a suggestion.
Blu Notte, Via M. Brancaccio, 2, Lecce, Italy +39 0832 304286
If you’re hungry like a wolf and craving quality meat, head to Mamma Lupa (translation: ‘mother wolf’) for Lecce-style sausages, horse meatballs, and more. Those looking for a light first course or snack should order the bruschetta, a crisp bread appetizer served with fresh olive oil and toppings. Customers can walk off their meal by ambling over to the Roman amphitheater, which is just a few minutes away from the venue.
Mamma Lupa, Via Acaja, 12, Lecce, Italy, +39 340 783 2765
A modest yet stylish venue in the heart of Lecce, Osteria degli Spiriti seeks to serve its guests excellent meals based on traditional fare from the Salento region of Italy. The owners, Tiziana and Piero, take the recipes they inherited from their grandparents and employ modern techniques to prepare the dishes. The combination of old and new produces some truly exciting results. The waiting staff is attentive, and pays particular care to those who have any food allergies.
Osteria degli Spiriti, Via Cesare Battisti, 4, Lecce, Italy, +39 0832 246274
Le Zie Trattoria serves nostalgic meals full of flavor in a dining room that feels like an old family home. This cozy venue is always packed at dinnertime, so reservations should be made well in advance to secure seating. Diners will appreciate the comfortable atmosphere, and the quality of the food prepared by Chef Anna and her staff. Be sure to ring the bell before entering.
Le Zie Trattoria, Via Costadura, 19, Lecce, Italy, +39 0832 245178