L’Orecchietta

Delicatessen from Salento

Tasty Lecce food in the heartland of Salento


L’Orecchietta is a cute delicatessen in the heartland of Salento, where you can taste the very local Lecce food contaminated by the innovative point of view of Lisetta, Antonio, Mino, Simona and the all staff of this amazing little Apulian fast food restaurant.

Behind this special place there’s obviously a special family which runs one of the most famous food firms of Salento since 1990.

Lisetta and the history behind L’Orecchietta

Lisetta is a businesslike and very strong woman who had the great idea to keep all the knowledge her grandmother gave her and make her own business.

She learnt how to make the typical Apulian fresh hand-made pasta following the hands of her family’s women.

For years, before the automation, they met each other to make kilos and kilos of fresh pasta.

It was a way to keep alive the tradition of Lecce food and more realistically it was a way to eat genuine food every Sunday during the family’s lunches.

When Lisetta realized to have got the art of making hand-made pasta, she also realized to have got a real treasure in her hands, so she started her business making fresh pasta to all the people of Guagnano.

Family knowledge inspires the innovation

L’Orecchietta’s born as home made pasta work-shop and then after years became one of the best places where to eat the Lecce food.

This incredible delicatessen hosts every summer tons of tourists from all around the world, many food bloggers and journalists told about it.

When the traditional knowledge of a Apulian family meets the innovation, the result is great and its fame is already huge.

The Lisetta’s children Mino and Simona gave that something extra. They’re trying to fuse local and typical products with the modern cuisine, making contemporary recipes using the old ways or the traditional Apulian raw materials.

Actually the product of this fusion is sublime. We had the opportunity to also taste a lot of their courses. It was always an amazing surprise.

From the vegetable garden to your table

However nothing would be possibile without the essential work of the sweet and very nice father Antonio.

He takes care about the family’s vegetable garden, where the business starts.

Indeed all the courses made at L’Orecchietta are made from genuine and homegrown vegetables and fruits.

The jewel of Salento

L’Orecchietta is a reference of good and high quality local specialities.

But it is also a benchmark if you would like to buy the best wine of Salento and the whole Puglia.

It hosts also some stocked shelves full of different kind of wines, high quality pasta, the most healthy and tasty extra virgin olive oil and a lot of very good preserves.

They used to work together with some local wineries, for food and wine experiences and cooking events.

L’Orecchietta is a little jewel full of the best of precious stones of Puglia.

It’s a perfect experience sitting in its cozy dining room.

Typical Lecce food and delicacies, with fragrant good wine, hospitality and congeniality are in the same place.

Then, if you’d love to taste the L’Orecchietta delicacies we recommend a cool and very chic Bed and Breakfast: Corte dei Furesi.

Are you ready for one of the most important food experience of your holiday in Puglia?

Well, get the direction clicking on the “Reach me” button.

Get in touch with the Rosato family filling in the form below or visiting their website.

You will not regret!

Via Vittorio Veneto, 49 | 73010 Guagnano (LE) | Italy

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