The heel of the Italian boot, Apulia, has a rich culinary tradition based on fresh ingredients from both land and sea. Next to the Adriatic Sea, the Puglia city of Brinidisi draws on these traditions, with local chefs preparing an array of fresh and tasty seafood dishes and award-winning wineries are pairing their rich vintages with seasonal menus.
A small restaurant in Brindisi’s historic center, Marc’Aurelio is a housed in a palazzo from the 1800s and is famous for serving up local Pugliese dishes at affordable prices. With about 80 seats, it’s an intimate space and perfect for raucous family gatherings. The menu features plenty of lampascioni, onions native to the region, and there are also, surprisingly, a lot of gluten-fee options. Be sure to bring cash, because credit cards are not accepted.
Marc’Aurelio, Via Masaniello, 8 – 72100 – BRINDISI (BR) Puglia, +390831521773