The first thing you notice when you see the restaurant are the Madonnas displayed high above the entrance; once you enter you’ll be awed by the majestic tower fountain guarding the entrance. The restaurant almost resembles a wine cellar, with its sandpapered walls and giant wine bottles covered with multicolored wax. A wood oven serves as centerpiece.
Service isn’t quite up to standard. The restaurant had run out of several of the wines I ordered and the waiter was utterly clueless of the proper procedure for serving wine. Fortunately after sensing my superior demeanor and upbringing the Maître d’ assigned a new waiter to our to table who was acceptable, though of course not perfect.
The restaurant serves Italian cooking and I would encourage you to order a something from the oven. Everything I ate was excellent. If you can, try to sit in the Terrace, it’s prettier and gets more light.
It’s located in San Jeronimo next to Pasta e Vino
What I had:
- Pizza Maralugna: Anchoas, Alcaparras, Olivos Negros
- Grill de Verduras
- Crema de 4 quesos
- Blinnis relleno de queso mascarpone
- Pasqua Lapaccio Primitivo del Salento 2005