Where to eat in Cisternino

There's one thing you know you can look forward to when holidaying in Puglia and that's the wonderful food. Whether you're looking for a light meal, or a complete eating experience there's a wealth of choice amidst the numerous cafe's, restaurants and pizzerias!

Although it's not hard to find a good eating place in Cisternino, we also thought that those of you that haven't visited this beautiful little town before would appreciate a couple of pointers on where to go for great food at reasonable prices.

All the eating places listed are those where we have actually eaten during our various trips and we would highly recommend.

We list eateries that serve Pizza, Pasta and Snacks as well as Family Restaurants, and we've tried to give an idea of the kind of cost, excluding tip, you would expect for a meal for 2.

For those of you that like your meat, look out for restaurants where you can choose the cut and quantity of meat you want and they'll cook it for you on the spot! There are a few of these off the main Piazza - have a wander through the winding alleys and you'll be sure to find them!

Pizza, Pasta and Snacks

Lunch & Dinner

Happy Point - Serving great Pizzas, salads and light snacks, Happy Point is an excellent spot for all the family to enjoy a quick, tasty meal at extremely reasonable prices. Eat in and Takeaway.

Typical meal for 2: 16 Euros

Piazza dei Navigatore - Opposite large parking area on the road towards Ostuni from Cisternino


Top Service Snack Bar - A very informal eatery, more like a coffee shop for the locals than a restaurant, offering a buffet style menu with a varied selection of pre-cooked dishes which you select and they then warm them up for you. Very tasty, quality food and very inexpensive. The food and seating area are towards the rear. Eat in and Takeaway.

Typical meal for 2: 12 Euros

Via Roma - Tel: 080 444 8566 - Opposite the Petrol Station in the centre of Cisternino

Snacks & Drinks

Bar FOD - A great cafe right in the heart of Cisternino's Main Square in the Historic Quarter. Apart from serving (in our humble opinion) some of the best pastries and cakes you will ever taste, many filled with the most wonderful custard cream, you can also partake from a full range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and warm and cold light snacks, all whilst listening to soft Jazz.

Add free Wi-Fi Internet Access and it's no wonder Bar FOD is one of our favourite places to spend an hour or so every chance we get!

Typical snack and non alcoholic drinks for 2: 9 Euros

Located in Cisternino's Main Square inside the Historic Quarter - Tel: 080 718546

Family Restaurants


Taverna della Torre: An award winning family restaurant offering a wide variety of typical cuisine. Excellent quality food and service and winner of the 2005 award for 'International' Italian Hospitality. Child friendly with English Menus available.

Typical meal for 2: 35-40 Euros

You can also visit their web-site at: http://www.tavernadellatorre.it

Via San Quirico, just off Piazza Garibaldi on the South - Tel: 080 444 9264


Ristorante La Bella Italia:  Nestled in one of the small alleys of Cisternino's Historic Quarter, this restaurant offers an excellent selection of local cuisine - as well as a great vegetarian antipasto.

Typical meal for 2: 35-40 Euros

Via Duca D'Aosta, in the Cisternino Historic Quarter - Tel: 080 444 4798

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