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DESTINATIONS italy bari Dining Bacco


Located in Barletta, less than one hour from Bari, Ristorante Bacco is a Michelin-starred gem, where Apulian taste and tradition are celebrated. While prices may be above average, it's the perfect setting for special occasions, romantic evenings, and a must-visit for food enthusiasts. The cosy and elegant atmosphere, complemented by soft music, sets the stage for an exquisite dining experience.


Pugliese cuisine is usually associated with orecchiette, little-ear-shaped pasta accompanied by cime di rapa (turnip-tops), but there's much more to this region than that one dish. The fresh vegetables found here are often prepared with oil and garlic and other specialities include fish, homemade pasta, and cereal-based soups. Most dishes are served with bread or taralli (similar to breadsticks). The burrata (mozzarella cheese with a cream centre) should not be missed. Pugliese cuisine with its delicate flavours is generally considered to be amongst the best in Italy.