Restaurant Roundup: Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale, Ostuni, Italy

December 13, 2021  •  Restaurants

Every year I take a group on a fun filled food and wine adventure in Italy, and we end our trip with a
wonderful final huge Italian lunch together in the pretty hilltop town of Ostuni.
The 2022 trip is full, but click here for details and let me know if you want to be on the waiting list! The historic center of Ostuni is a pretty little village on the hill, and right under that arch sits one of my favorite restaurants in southern Italy, Osteria Piazzetta Cattedrale. The owners are charming, and they always take good care of my group.
Here are some pics from this year’s lunch.Some bread for the table, including those delicious taralli that are iconic in Puglia.Tuna from Sicily, served tartare with some prosciuttoLasagna as an appetizer, served very thin, made with béchamelSpaghetti with extra virgin olive oil and red pepper flakes – sometimes the simplest preparations are the best!Large whole grain pasta stuffed with seafoodLamb shops served over potatoesBranzino, one of the better fish found in the south of ItalyVeal tomahawk chop over roasted potatoesMacerated fruits and vegetables with basil gelato – one of the most interesting desserts I’ve ever had (recipe below)Molten chocolate cake served with gelato mixed with breadcrumbs for crunchI love southern Italy and would love for you to join me next year!
Ristorante Piazzetta Cattedrale di Roberto Marino
Largo Arcidiacono Teodoro Trinchera, 7
72017 Ostuni (Brindisi)
Phone: +39 0831 335026
Cell: +39 339 7651080
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1 pound fruit in season
  • ½ pound carrots
  • ½ pound celery
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • Lemon Zest
  • Grated ginger
  • Thinly sliced mint
  • Lemon Basil Gelato
  1. Slice the fruit and vegetables and set aside.
  2. Combine the water and sugar and heat until the sugar dissolves, just barely simmering. Add lemon zest, ginger and mint along with the vegetables. Cook for a minute, then remove from heat, add the fruit, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. To serve, spoon fruit and vegetables with a bit of the juice into a bowl and top with a scoop of gelato.


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