fast food restaurant in Salento

Tasty Lecce food

L’Orecchietta is a cute fast food restaurant 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 and Simona.

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

Lisetta and L’Orecchietta

Lisetta is a businesslike and strong woman who had a great idea to keep all the knowledge her grandmother gave her and start 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, every Sunday, 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 get 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 for all the people of Guagnano.

Family knowledge inspires innovation

L’Orecchietta’s born as a homemade pasta work-shop and then, after years, became one of the best places where to eat the most typical and, at the same time, innovative 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 an Apulian family meets the innovation, the result is great, and its fame is already huge.

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

Actually, the outcome of this fusion is sublime. We had the opportunity to also taste a lot of their courses. It was always a fantastic surprise.

From farm to table

However, nothing would be possible without the essential work of the sweet and nice father: Antonio.

He takes care of 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.

  • Homegrown vegetables to cook the best Lecce food of Salento at L'Orecchietta delicatessen
  • The best Lecce food ever at L'Orecchietta delicatessen | Salento
  • The best Lecce food and wine experiences at L'Orecchietta delicatessen | Salento
  • Innovation and tradition cooking the best Lecce food at L'Orecchietta delicatessen | Salento

The jewel of Salento

L’Orecchietta is a reference to excellent and high-quality local specialties. But it is also a benchmark if you would like to buy the best wine of Salento and the whole of Puglia.

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

They normally collaborate 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, and sitting in its cozy dining room is a perfect experience!

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

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

Are you ready for one of the most relevant food experiences of your holiday in Puglia?

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The tale of the Two Sisters

Traveling on the Apulian Adriatic coastline, in a few km from Lecce city, you’ll reach the marine area of Torre dell’Orso and the most famous Two Sisters Beach | ita: Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle.

  • Two Sisters Beach - Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | Torre dell'Orso | Lecce | Salento | Puglia
  • Two Sisters Beach - Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | Torre dell'Orso | Lecce | Salento | Puglia
  • Two Sisters Beach - Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | Torre dell'Orso | Lecce | Salento | Puglia
  • Two Sisters Beach - Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | Torre dell'Orso | Lecce | Salento | Puglia

Are you curious to know something about that singular name?

Well, there is a nice and a bit sad tale behind the Two Sisters Beach | ita: Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle. This gives the location a huge air of mystery.

This marine area is very fascinating. Reachable walking through a little Mediterranean Maquis forest, under the cliffs there’s a sandy beach 800 meters long.

Slight white sand, clear turquoise seawater, warm enchanting sun, everything in the same stunning place.

But probably you’re still thinking about the tale, so, I’m going to tell the story.

The tale of the Sisters

« The tale says that once upon a time, two young sisters were living in the Salento area. They were very hard workers, and they had never seen the magnificence of the sea.

One day, to counteract the hot summer, they went toward the seaside for the first time. Well, they were so much fascinated by the amazing view they got there that the younger one dived from the cliff into the water. At that point, the eldest sister tried to save her, but it was too late.

They couldn’t get back to the shore. The Gods, looking at them: alone, desperate, and cute, decided to turn them into two beautiful rocky stacks in the middle of the sea.

A fisherman, while walking nearby, just saw two rocks rise from the sea. Since that day, the beach is known as Two Sisters Beach. »

The tale is very magical but a bit sad, and once there, it’s really hard to don’t get emotional.

Then, the clear seawater just completes the landscape.

Two Sisters Beach and Torre Dell’Orso

The Two Sisters Beach| ita: Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | is located in the marine area of MelendugnoTorre dell’Orso. For the sake of completeness, we have to say that also this name has got a charming little story.

In this case, the name Torre dell’Orso, which literally means Bear Tower, derives from the sighting tower by the sea.

Then, on the cliff under the tower, there’s a rock shaped like a bear by the erosion.

  • Two Sisters Beach - Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | Torre dell'Orso | Lecce | Salento | Puglia
  • Two Sisters Beach - Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | Torre dell'Orso | Lecce | Salento | Puglia
  • Two Sisters Beach - Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | Torre dell'Orso | Lecce | Salento | Puglia
  • Two Sisters Beach - Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | Torre dell'Orso | Lecce | Salento | Puglia
  • Two Sisters Beach - Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | Torre dell'Orso | Lecce | Salento | Puglia

One day trip

If you want to get a fantastic and cool experience traveling on the Adriatic coastline, start your trip having a good breakfast in Lecce.

We advise you to ask for a pasticiotto and a caffè leccese: you’ll love them from here to the moon and back!

Then, drive from Lecce to Roca Vecchia village, where the amazing Poetry Cave | ita: Grotta della Poesia | awaits you for a nice dive.

After that, run towards the Two Sisters Beach | ita: Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle | to get a relaxing swim into one of the most beautiful seas of Puglia.

In the end, reach Torre Sant’Andrea to admire the stunning view of The Sea Stacks of Sant’Andrea | ita: I Faraglioni di Sant’Andrea .

But if you have still time, don’t miss the weird landscape of the Bauxite Cave | ita: Cava di Bauxite | quite close to Otranto.

You can easily do this little itinerary on a one day trip. From the morning to the night on the southern Adriatic coastline of Puglia.

We did it and you find an article about our Road Trip in Salento on the blog!

Would you like to start your trip? Enjoy your One day trip to Salento!

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