Are you looking for recommendations for the best Alberobello restaurants? This guide contains 15 of the best Alberobello restaurants, cafés, pizzerias, wine bars and dairy farms to visit during your stay.
Alberobello is a small town located in the southern region of Puglia, Italy. It’s known for its trulli houses, traditional limestone dwellings with conical rooftops that were once used as simple homes by shepherds. The town has become increasingly popular over the years and now offers some of the best restaurants in Puglia.
Above: L’Aratro restaurant.
I have visited Alberobello several times as a solo traveller. Most of the photos in this post are from my most recent visit in March/April 2023. I have also travelled extensively throughout the Puglia region, so be sure to check out my Puglia posts and Italy travel guides if you are planning a trip to this region.
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Alberobello restaurants, cafés, pizzerias, wine bars and dairy farms.
Below are some of the best Alberobello restaurants, cafés, bakeries and dairy farms to visit during your stay. You’ll find a map, common FAQs about Alberobello restaurants and general travel advice at the bottom of the page.
This post contains my own photos, plus photos reproduced with permission from Alberobello.com and photos from some of the restaurants themselves. None of these restaurants are sponsored (meaning no restaurant is paying me to recommend them to you). These are my unbiased reviews.
I have split the article into 6 sections:
- Best restaurants in Alberobello
- Best pizzerias in Alberobello
- Best cafes and lunch spots in Alberobello
- Best dairy farms in Alberobello
- Best steakhouse and butcher in Alberobello
- Ultimate best wine bar in Alberobello
1. Best restaurants in Alberobello
First up – the best Alberobello restaurants for authentic Pugliese cuisine. Be sure to book early during peak times.
I first visited restaurant L’Aratro because it was one of the top-rated Alberobello restaurants on Tripadvisor, and I wanted to experience the best orecchiette pasta in town.
The second time I visited was because the orecchiette pasta was so good, I wanted more of it!
Nestled between the traditional trulli buildings, Domenico Laero has been treating guests to his delightful local cuisine at L’Aratro restaurant since 1987.
The restaurant offers an authentic Italian trattoria menu featuring a variety of homemade dishes made with local produce. Fresh seafood, regional meats, handmade pastas, and traditional sauces are all on offer. There are two set menus where the chef will choose your dishes for you.
The atmosphere is warm and inviting with a cosy dining area. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, offering great service that makes you feel right at home, even as a solo traveller like me.
To begin your meal, I recommend their exquisite antipasti. Of course I also recommend you try the orecchiette, the pasta which the region is famous for.
?Restaurant L’Aratro, Via Monte San Michele, 25 – Alberobello, BA, Italy.
Ristorante Trullo D’Oro
For the ultimate Italian dining experience, I highly recommend Trullo D’Oro in Alberobello. Offering seasonal ingredients cooked to perfection with welcoming and attentive service, this wonderful restaurant is sure to please even the most discerning food connoisseur.
The presentation is tasteful and refined, with the ingredients thoughtfully put together by a passionate chef (you can read more about the chef on the Trullo D’Oro website). There is also an excellent wine list too, with pairings suggested if you ask the staff.
I had an amazing time at this restaurant, and the whole experience is one I guarantee you will remember. Photos from the Trullo D’Oro website.
? Via Felice Cavallotti, 27, 70011 Alberobello BA, Italy.
Trattoria Terra Madre
Terra Madre trattoria is a really special entry on my list of the best Alberobello restaurants. At Terra Madre there is a focus on the land: lovingly hand-cultivating local vegetables, cooking them to perfection and then serving them to you in the garden where the products were grown, surrounded by nature.
The Terra Madre is renowned for its vegetarian dishes created with locally-sourced, farm-fresh ingredients. Enjoy savoury options like stuffed artichokes and handmade pasta with broccoli and anchovies or indulge in the delightful crumble cake made of fresh cheese!
The vegetable-based options served here are outstanding, and I encourage you to try one of these dishes even if you would not normally order a vegetarian dish. Meat and fish dishes are also on the menu. Photos from the Terra Madre website.
? Piazza Sacramento, 17, 70011 Alberobello BA, Italy.
Ristorante Osteria del Poeta
For vegetarians and meat-eaters alike, the Ristorante Osteria del Poeta in Alberobello is a reliable option with its wide array of mostly vegetable-based dishes. In addition to these fresh and wholesome offerings, you can also enjoy classic meat-based Italian fare like lasagne and Florentine steak.
Set in a traditional trullo environment, this is no-frills dining – don’t expect anything fancy. It’s just good honest Italian food in a homely atmosphere.
?Via Indipendenza, 23, 70011 Alberobello BA, Italy.
Further reading: Your Ultimate Guide to visiting Alberobello.
Trattoria Casa Amatulli
I have to be honest, I was not absolutely blown away by this restaurant, but maybe my expectations were set too high. The restaurant Casa Amatulli was number 4 on Tripadvisor at the time of my visit, and although the food and service were both ok, I just didn’t find it particularly amazing. However everyone else on Tripadvisor did!
The restaurant has hundreds of excellent reviews, so maybe I just visited on a bad day. It deserves a second chance. Try for yourself and let me know!
You can try dishes like local orecchiette pasta and bracioli of veal. The local house wine was very good.
?Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, numero 13, 70011 Alberobello BA, Italy
2. Best cafés and lunch spots in Alberobello.
Pane & Mozza
Pane & Mozza proudly presents its master cheesemakers’ creations, lovingly crafted with family recipes at their Sapori delle masserie farm in Putignano. All cheese and dairy products are made from the highest quality cow and sheep milk sourced only from carefully chosen farms of Noci countryside.
Pane & Mozza is the perfect spot to try the famous Apulian dairy products, including burrata, fiordilatte, stracciatella and primosale.
There is also an impressive selection of local cured meats on their menu, and even in store-packed vacuum bags for purchase for your home meals.
Customers with dietary restrictions are well catered for, particularly for gluten-free options.
Pane & Mozza also have outdoor tables which are great for enjoying delicious gourmet sandwiches, cutting boards, hearty salads and much more – be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.
? Largo Martellotta, 31 – Alberobello, BA, Italy.
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Così Com’era proudly offers an all-inclusive breakfast and brunch menu, plus an à la carte offering features a unique mix of local specialties with flavours from around the world.
The restaurant’s signature breakfasts are especially renowned for local favourites such as Puglia-style milk-free pancakes featuring fresh seasonal ingredients or omelette made with eggs from free-range hens. Or you could go for the sweeter options including biscuits, doughnuts, freshly baked cakes and homemade yoghurt with muesli.
There is also a Farmer’s Brunch served from 11:00 – an exquisite selection of local cheeses, cold cuts from Martina Franca, omelettes and artisanal focaccias which are delicious!
? Piazza del Popolo, 20 – Alberobello, BA Italy.
Gusto Salumeria & Formaggi Delicatessen
Salumeria Gusto is nestled inside a picturesque trullo just in front of the Rione Monti district.
From its rustic atmosphere to the extraordinary selection of local food, wine and craft beer, this small but exquisite grocery store is a must-visit for all those looking for quality Italian cuisine.
I recommend the signature ‘Made in Puglia’ sandwich made with top-notch Capocollo di Martina Franca ham, creamy burrata, and rich dried tomatoes in oil. Enjoy it alongside a glass of local craft beer or wine while taking in the views of Alberobello.
They also do a great Pasqualino sandwich – the traditional sandwich of Alberobello!
In the store you can buy taralli, friselle, jams, pickles, wine, cheese, cold cuts and craft beers – rest assured that you’re purchasing only the best of Puglia’s offerings due to Salumeria Gusto’s commitment to quality. The staff are very friendly and helpful.
Photos from Salumeria Gusto Facebook page.
?Largo Trevisani, 5 – Alberobello, BA Italy.
Related reading: The Best Time to Visit Alberobello.
Focacceria La Lira
This tiny shop may have an unassuming appearance with few products on display, but inside lies a range of scrumptious treats worth going out of your way to try.
The delightful aroma of freshly-baked focaccia is enough to make you crave one of their delicious sandwiches. All items are made-to-order, ensuring only the freshest ingredients and flavours for each customer. There may be a wait, but trust me, it is worth it.
Here you can try the classic focaccia Barese, and also a range of imaginative options like Focapizza (a hybrid between pizza and focaccia), Provatella (french pastry featuring provolone cheese and mortadella ham) and Pasqualino (traditional alberobello speciality).
Also popular are the pucce (a type of soft and easily customizable sandwich) and Sfilatino made with grapiata, Martina franca capolllo and burrata filling. The rustici – a French pastry filled with mozzarella, tomato sauce, pepper and béchamel – is also delicious.
?Largo Martellotta, 67 – Alberobello, BA, Italy.
3. Best pizzerias in Alberobello.
Pizzeria Basilico Rosso
This pizzeria offers a large and airy space with both indoor and outdoor seating options – you’ll have plenty of room to sit back, relax, and savour every bite.
At Pizzeria Basilico Rosso, the pizzas are crafted with a traditional, delicate dough made from the finest flours and seasoned with an array of ingredients. There are unique flavour combinations to try along with the classics. If you have tried a traditional pasqualino sandwich in Alberobello, you can now try a pasqualino pizza!
For those looking to indulge, Basilico Rosso offers an impressive collection of beers and delectable desserts such as Tirabrownies – their signature tiramisu with brownies. Plus there’s free WiFi and private parking available for your convenience.
?Via 7 Liberatori della Selva, 11 – Alberobello, BA, Italy.
Pizzeria Arboris Belli
This pizzeria in Alberobello is a great place to enjoy some of the best pizza in town. They offer an extensive menu featuring all kinds of classic Italian dishes, including wood-fired pizzas, traditional pasta dishes, gourmet salads and desserts.
Many locals favour Arboris Belli for its fresh ingredients and carefully crafted recipes. The atmosphere here is cosy and inviting with a friendly staff that will make you feel right at home.
Whether you’re looking for a quick snack on the go or a delicious Italian meal, Arboris Belli is the perfect spot. They offer both dine-in and takeout service, so you can enjoy delicious pizza in the surroundings of your own trullo if you prefer.
Photos courtesy of the Arboris Belli Facebook page.
?Bosco Selva 70011 Alberobello, Puglia, Italy
Further reading: 78 Delicious Dishes from Puglia, South Italy.
4. Best dairy farms in Alberobello.
Apulia is esteemed for its dairy production. Cows of two primary species farmed in the area – Holstein Friesian and Podolica (an indigenous variety) – produce milk that has an unmatched flavour.
Located in the northern region of the city, Artelat dairy company produces a wide selection of traditional Apulian milk products, from mozzarella to stracciatella and burrata cheese.
Artelat’s unique dairy products can be purchased directly from the source, right in its factory located on II Traversa Colucci street in Alberobello. These photos, and more, plus a virtual tour of the factory can be seen on the website.
?Via II Traversa V. Colucci – Alberobello, BA, Italy. http://www.artelat.eu
Caseificio Latte e Fieno
This dairy farm in Alberobello has been in operation for over 100 years. The family-run farm utilises traditional and modern methods to produce high quality cheese. Their selection includes fresh mozzarella, ricotta, burrata, pecorino, aged provolone and many other delicious varieties.
Photos courtesy of Caseificio Latte e Fieno website.
All of the products are made from local raw milk from the surrounding countryside and aged to perfection. The farm is also home to a café, where visitors can enjoy a meal made with the very cheeses that were produced onsite.
Caseificio Latte e Fieno is truly an Italian gem in the heart of Puglia.
?Via Cavour, 1, 70011 Alberobello BA, Italy
5. Best grill house and butcher in Alberobello.
Macelleria Braceria D’onghia
Macelleria Braceria D’onghia is a grill house where you first choose your meat from the butcher’s shop, then either purchase it and take it back to your trullo, or have it cooked for you and eat it on the premises.
This is excellent quality meat, cooked to perfection. Popular options are the mixed grilled meat platter, including the renowned Apulian ‘bombette’ (translated as ‘little bombs’) stuffed with melted cheese.
Also popular is the zampina, spiced sausage spirals with a secret recipe, cingomma (lung rolls), brasciole, stuffed chicken and classic sausages.
When summer time arrives, the Macelleria Braceria D’Onghia opens its inviting garden for customers to enjoy.
?Vico Barsenta 55 accanto Palestra Evolution Fit, 70011, Alberobello Italy
6. Best wine bar in Alberobello
Last but certainly not least, Paco Wines is one of my favourite places to spend an evening in Alberobello. The fantastic menu of local wines is complemented by a small menu of cheese and salami plates which are heavenly.
The owner is friendly but professional, recommending local wines to complement your cheese and ham. I tried the Pugliese verdeca and primitivo wines, and was blown away by the quality.
There is a lovely wine-cellar theme, with wine barrels and chalkboards, and the restaurant is perfect for solo travellers like me. 10/10 highly recommended!
?Paco Wines, Via Monte Nero 2, 70011, Alberobello Italy
Further reading: Guide to wine in Puglia + best wineries in Puglia.
Map showing Alberobello Restaurants
The Google map below shows all the Alberobello restaurants as listed in this post, in order. Click the blue icons to see more information about each place, or click the star to add to your own Google Maps. I will also include a map showing hotels in Alberobello in the next sections.
FAQs about Alberobello restaurants
Q. Do people tip in Alberobello restaurants?
Tipping is not mandatory in Italy, but it is customary to leave a small amount (your leftover change, or about 5% of the total bill). Some restaurants will include a service charge in the bill and this should be taken into account when tipping. However, if you received particularly friendly or attentive service, feel free to leave a tip for your server as an extra way to thank them.
Q. Are reservations needed for Alberobello restaurants?
During peak times it’s best to book a reservation in advance. This will ensure that you get the table you want and avoid long wait times. On the other hand, some restaurants may not require reservations for quieter periods such as late night or early afternoon hours. It’s always best to call ahead and check with the restaurant before your visit.
Q. Do Alberobello restaurants offer vegan options?
Yes, many restaurants in Alberobello offer vegan-friendly dishes on their menus. While traditional Italian dishes often involve meat or dairy products, there are plenty of creative vegan alternatives available. Many restaurants have dedicated vegan sections on their menu where you can find delicious plant-based options such as pasta with wild mushroom sauce, roasted eggplant and tomato salad, or vegetable risotto. It’s always a good idea to ask your server if you have any questions about menu items so that you can be sure to get the dish that suits your tastes.
Q. Do Alberobello restaurants serve alcohol?
Yes, most restaurants in Alberobello offer a selection of alcoholic beverages. Wine is one of the most popular drinks and is typically served with meals in local eateries. Beers, spirits and cocktails are also available at some establishments. Keep in mind that the legal drinking age in Italy is 18 for wine, beer and cider. You must present valid identification if you wish to purchase alcohol or be served alcoholic beverages.
Q. Are there any extra charges in Alberobello restaurants?
A: Most restaurants in Alberobello will add a “coperto” charge to your bill. This is an extra fee for the tableware and cutlery used during your meal. The coperto charge can range from 1-3 euros, depending on the restaurant. There may also be charges for extras like bread or condiments, so be sure to ask your server about any additional fees.
Q. Are there any dress codes in Alberobello restaurants?
A: Generally speaking, casual attire is acceptable in most Alberobello restaurants. However, some establishments do enforce a smart-casual dress code, so it’s best to check in advance if you are unsure about the dress expectations for a particular restaurant. Keep in mind that certain restaurants may require more formal attire for special occasions like weddings or business dinners. Trattorias are usually the most relaxed when it comes to dress codes.
Q. What sort of food do they serve in Alberobello restaurants?
A: Alberobello restaurants serve a variety of traditional Italian and Pugliese dishes. You can find everything from pastas and pizzas to seafood, meats and salads. Many eateries also offer regional specialties like orecchiette (ear-shaped pasta) with turnip greens or burrata cheese topped with truffles. Don’t forget to save room for dessert! Enjoy classic Italian sweets like tiramisu, gelato, and panna cotta.
Q. How far is Alberobello from the Amalfi Coast?
Alberobello is not particularly close to the Amalfi coast. It’s about a 4 hour drive. For road trips I recommend Discover Cars. If you are going that way, you could visit Naples, the Cinque Terre and the Ligurian coast too.
Further reading: Planned road trip itinerary for the Amalfi Coast, Italy.
Q. What else is there to do in Alberobello?
Further reading: Your Ultimate Guide to visiting Alberobello.
Depending on the location of your trulli, you will have plenty to do in the area. Popular activities include going on a walking tour, taking a cooking class, or hiking, cycling and horseback riding through the countryside. You can also visit local farms and taste Apulian wines and olive oil. There are food tours available, many a wine bar, plenty of souvenir/craft shops and stunning beaches too.
I also recommend trying the amazing street food scene in the nearby city of Bari.
- 78 Delicious Pugliese Dishes to Try in South Italy
- A Street Food Tour in Bari
- 15 Best Alberobello restaurants, cafes, pizzerias, bakeries and wine bars.
- Guide to wine from Puglia + best wineries.
Where to stay in Alberobello
There is a wide selection of trulli hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs available for those wanting to experience this unique destination.
Here are my recommendations:
- Gatto Bianco Case d’Allora: Charming and traditional private trulli situated within 5 minutes walk of the heart of Alberobello. You can read my review of when I stayed in a trulli in April 2023. Check prices here.
- Trulli Nuova Aia Resort: aparthotel in Alberobello with terrace or balcony and a swimming pool. Rated exceptional on Booking.com. Check prices here.
- Trulli Terra Viva: huge amazing 5 star villa with swimming pool for a large family, sleeps 14. Rarely have I ever seen a 10/10 rating on Booking.com before! This would be perfect for a large family, check prices here.
There are lots of different types of properties to choose from. You can check the current prices and availability for all properties in Alberobello on Booking.com here.
You can also use this map to see where accommodation is by location:Booking.com
You may like to stay in one of the larger towns in the Puglia region, and just plan a short visit to Alberobello as part of a longer trip. There are some stunning towns in Puglia for you to choose from.
After you’ve read my guide to the best 14 towns in Puglia, see below for some quick hotel booking links for each town. These links will get you the best rates on Booking.com today.
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Further reading: My Stay in a Trulli House in Alberobello (Photos & Review).
General travel advice for your trip to Puglia, Italy
For more in depth travel advice for your trip to the Puglia region of Italy, please see my main Puglia Travel Guide. This guide contains information on things like currency, weather, best time to visit Puglia, tourist seasons, safety and general travel advice for the region.
It also contains a list of every Puglia post I have published, all in one place.
Further reading: Ultimate Puglia Travel Guide.
Climate and tourist seasons in Puglia
Puglia enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. Tourist season peaks in summer, while spring and autumn offer pleasant temperatures and fewer crowds. The longest beach season lasts from May to September, with daytime temperatures ranging from 18-25°C (64-77°F) and nighttime temperatures around 15-20°C (59-68°F).
Winters are mild, ranging from 7-14°C (45-57°F), and snow is rare but possible in higher areas. Rainfall is moderate throughout the year, with autumn experiencing the heaviest precipitation. Many hotels in Puglia close during the winter months (November to February), and rates may be higher due to limited availability, so it’s best to check with individual hotels for winter hours of operation.
Getting around in Puglia
Puglia offers great opportunities for exploration by car, which is the preferred choice for many tourists. Renting a car from Discover Cars at Bari airport allows you to easily navigate the region and visit multiple destinations in a day. See my Ultimate Guide to Renting a Car in Puglia, Italy for more advice.
Further reading: Hazel’s Guide to Driving in Puglia, Italy.
Alternatively, train travel provides an affordable option, although it may not be as accessible as driving. The main railway connects major towns in Puglia, while buses offer regular services between cities and towns.
Boat trips along the picturesque coastline, visiting charming fishing villages and impressive harbor towns like Gallipoli and Otranto, offer an even more scenic experience.
Further reading: 14 Beautiful Towns in Puglia, Italy.
Currency in Italy
Currency in Italy is the Euro (€ EUR), available in both paper notes and coins. Coins range from 5 cents to 500 euros. Credit cards are widely used. Italy has ATMs called ‘Bancomat,’ similar to those in the UK or USA, providing convenient cash access. Cash is generally preferred, although some places accept card payments. Banks operate from 08:30 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.
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