When we first entered the Cortiletto, we haven’t been sure whether we opened “nonna’s” living room door way or the trattoria’s back door. Whilst still fighting with the bead curtain, the waiter excerciced patience and observed amused. Still smiling he guided us through the small rooms of the trattoria to the inner courtyard, a beautiful little oase: coarse gravel, wooden tables, wicker chairs, plants and candles and and and…just about everything which belongs into a cosy patio. The atmosphere was stunning, surprising and calming – all in one. And the later evening ambience was vivid, familiar and cheerful.
Now, how to describe the food? Tipical pugliese, Italian, trendy and creative, you name it! In short: delicious. The antipasto platter came with salume, prosciutto, cheese, vegetables, pastes and bread and was enough to share. Then we had fancy pasta with ceci (chickpeas) and meatballs and a carafe of red house wine; all in all a great pleasure.
As mentioned, the entrance – although nowadays with sign – is hard to find. We had the
Insider’s tip from Caroline Groszer, the owner of the masseria Alchimia, and despite detailed route description still had to search. But ever since we return, one of the very first things to do in Puglia.
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