Half-hidden in an alleybehind the Piazza della Indipendenza in the hill-town of Ostuni in Puglia, the Osteria La Candina claims to offer ‘cucina tipica’ (typical food). It is too modest. Its food is excellent though simple, like the somewhat subterranean restaurant itself. The staff are friendly and WILLING TO TURN OFF THE MUSIC WHEN ASKED – it’s fairly soft anyway. (The magic phrase is ‘può abbassare la musica, per favore?’). La Candina specialises in fish and seafood. Both are very good. So is the house wine.
Ostuni 72017 Ostuni