List of the best typical restaurants Lecce in order to provide the visitor with a detailed gastronomic guide in Italy.
All those who visit the Salento city are never disappointed with local cuisine, as in Lecce the "good food" is home. In fact, the typical Lecce restaurants, thanks to the products offered by the sea and the land, offer many typical dishes, flavored with the addition of spices of Mediterranean scrub. Among these aromas are rosemary, oregano, mint, sage, thyme and marjoram.
Typical restaurants Lecce: the first traditional dishes.
Among the first dishes served by typical Lecce restaurants, we find first of all Ciceri and tria. A plate of pasta and chickpeas typical of the Salento tradition. A pasta that resembles roasted pappardelle, part of it is cooked in the traditional way, while the rest is fried in hot oil. Another typical dish is the eucalyptus orecchiette with the strong sheep's ricotta cheese. Another recipe with the orecchiette is the one with the rapeseed, more regional or closer to the barese tradition.
Typical second courses, with unique flavors.
The second most popular dish in typical Lecce restaurants is the honeycombs, which are collected when they form a white membrane around the opening. They are generally collected in July, August and September. They are so called because they remember the color of the monaco dress. The love for this dish meant that in the second week of August at Cannole a festival was dedicated to these snails.
Another second dish is the Turcinieddhi, lambskin or roasted milk kids rolls. Finally, the typical Lecce restaurants have some delicious local desserts including the well-known Lecce Pasticciotto. A thin pastry filled with custard cream to be consumed hot to enjoy all its flavor