The Gallipoli “scapece”, where to eat it in Salento? Typical restaurants near Gallipoli

The scapece is a specialty made up of fish of particular species, fried, layered with breadcrumbs in special tubs and marinated with vinegar colored with saffron. The fish traditionally used for this preparation are the zerro, locally called pupiddhru, the garizzo, distinguished on the basis of sex in mascularu and fimmineddhra, the small boghe and the silversides, locally called minoscia.

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Cozze piccinne allu rienu- traditional salentine poor dish-

The “cozze piccinne allu rienu” is an archaic as well as very poor dish consisting of the small terrestrial snails of the Pisan Euparipha species, simply boiled, salted and flavored with oregano.

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Merangianata te Santu Ronzu

The aubergine of Santu Ronzu or merangianata te Santu Ronzu is a kind of pie made with fried aubergines, variously stuffed, sprinkled with tomato sauce and baked in the oven.

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Do you want to learn how to made these kind of pasta with us at Locanda? We organize homemade pasta workshop...

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Here in our tipical family restaurant “A Locanda Tù Marchese” in the historical centre of Matino,  we made this dish in this way: we fry half pasta (called Tria) and the other half we cook in the boiled water, with chickpeas from near land.

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