What to eat in Puglia: Join our home restaurant at The Aia

Wandering what to eat in Puglia? Oh dear! The choice of food in this beautiful region of Italy is incredibly generous, genuine and so damn yummy.

We have already blogged about the best Puglia food you should try during your next holidays in Puglia — click here to read our latest article — but how about living a real Puglia experience and try a home restaurant?

Let’s be honest: the whole concept of eating has changed within the last years.

We are constantly bombed with new recipes, programs and all kind of #foodporn on Instagram, Facebook and on TV. Taking a picture of our meal became the new praying of the 21st century.

Not to mention the importance of eating healthy, fresh, and organic food!

Food security is now a serious issue and it is not a coincidence if most people have started developing all kind of intolerances and food allergies.

Eating healthy, nutritious food is the key to live a happy life.


What is a home restaurant?

Home restaurants are a new worldwide trend for foodies. It’s a new conception of choosing private homes over restaurants.

Home restaurants are usually run by chefs or people who love cooking and sharing food while turning their home into their own cozy, comfortable, private restaurant. Ever heard of the saying “We are what we eat” ?

If the energy and the quality of the food we eat is extremely important, the context where we are eating it is important, too.

And since you are experiencing your next southern Italy holidays in such a beautiful area like Salento, how about trying our Home Restaurant?

At The Aia is an oasis of relax located in the heart of Salento, a few kilometers away from Nardò, a lovely small town not too far from the crystal clear waters of the famous Puglia beaches.

Our passport is mixed and so is our soul: our mindset comes from New York City, while our sense of hospitality is 100% from Puglia.

These two opposite yet complementary nuances gave birth to a unique place, where you can feel a citizen of the world while experiencing your holidays in Puglia.

We are all about treating ourselves trying to shape the best kind of experience.

Join us during our Yoga Retreats and Holistic Experiences as well as for our Salento Experience Weeks, where you will have the chance to experience your Puglia holidays in a very sustainable way, learn how to make your own beauty products and train your best meatball tricks at one of our cooking classes.

Speaking of food, if you happen to feel hungry don’t worry!

The Bed and Breakfast At The Aia is a beautiful villa in Puglia surrounded by 2 hectares / 5 acres of land which proudly grows a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as olives.

Join our home restaurant and try some delicious local recipes and healthy food, as well as some of the best local wine!

We have our own chef, and a beautiful and spacious kitchen always filled with lots of fresh veggie and fruits.

If you are looking for a place where to stay in Puglia in order to have an unforgettable experience, come and join us during your next stay or come for one of our rooftop happy hours where we will enjoy the sunset and dance to the rhythm of mother earth!

Giulia Stasi