Top 10 restaurants in Martina Franca, Italy

October 27, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Martina Franca, or only Martina, is a town and municipality in the province of Taranto, Apulia, southern Italy. It is the second most populated town of the province after Taranto, and has a population (2016) of 49,086. Since 1975, the town has hosted the annual summer opera festival, the Festival della Valle d'Itria.
Things to do in Martina Franca

1. Ristorante I Templari

Vico I Bellini 7, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 328 386 1703
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 931 reviews

Ristorante I Templari

Reviewed By ginaminasnooks - darkest somerset

It was a hot night. The last one of the holiday and we wanted somewhere special. I Templari was the right choice. Now that the restaurant has made an airy Terrace outside, it's the best restaurant in Martina to look out over the medieval Gardens and the Valley. The inside is pretty too but perhaps best in winter.
Antipasti are usually special in Puglia, a chance to have a mini tasting menu, when done well. The Templari's are epic and tasty - a great mix for vegetable and meat lovers both. When we thought we had finished, the waitress asked if we would like to repeat a favourite (we asked for tempura scamorza and fab parma ham with the new season's figs). THEN, clean plates and a selection of cheeses with honey/balsamic/quince and puree of fave and chicory & pepperoncini. Because it was so hot, we'd checked that it was alright to just have antipasti beforehand. It was. Just as well!

2. Gaonas Officine del Gusto

Via Arco Valente 17 | In Pieno Centro Storico Nei Pressi Del Famoso Caffe Tripoli, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$275 - HK$549 +39 329 309 3665
Excellent
64%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Gaonas Officine del Gusto

New concept of alternative restaurant in the historic center of Martina Franca

Reviewed By TheBattlePs - Alberobello, Italy

We had heard good things about this restaurant - fine dining in Martina - so were expecting a real treat but the experience fell far short of our expectations.
The wine list is probably the best we have come across in Martina and the Primitivo we had was excellent but the wine list needs some attention, it is far too complicated. One of my guests who owns his own vineyard and is a master of wine, actually gave up, and handed me the list to choose a good local wine.
The service was a bit chaotic with food turning up at odd times and orders being duplicated.
As for the food, that was hit and miss. A couple of dishes were OK but notable exceptions were the veal tartare - poorly seasoned - it was tasteless and a very strange dish of rape, mussels and caviar - the mix of flavours did not work and the duck which was quite tough and again lacked flavour and the presentation was poor, it was meant to be in some puree that had just melted in the jus on the plate..
We left without trying the desserts as by then the whole experience had gone sour.

3. Osteria del Coco Pazzo da Stefano

Via Arco Mastrovito 17/18 19, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$275 - HK$502 +39 080 483 8299
Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 803 reviews

Osteria del Coco Pazzo da Stefano

Reviewed By Dave W - Stroud, United Kingdom

We were a party of 11 and rang up late afternoon to see if we could eat there for dinner - the response was very warm and typified the friendly approach of the staff.
A variety of dishes and wine were ordered and everyone was delicious. Several people ordered black spaghetti with mussels (a special of the day) and its fair to say that some dishes had a generous amount of mussels whereas others had one or two, however, when this was pointed out the manager swiftly sorted this out. Overall a good restaurant with a nice ambience and friendly, effective service.

4. La Tavernetta

Via Vittorio Emanuele 30, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 080 430 6323
Excellent
50%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 465 reviews

La Tavernetta

Reviewed By MSJ1 - Florida

Italian friends of ours from the U.S. who grew up in Martina Franca recommended this restaurant. Delicious food; many different types of antipasti and a variety of small local dishes to try were all wonderful. Variety of meats for the next course although the first course would've been enough for me. Primitivo house wine was excellent. Delicious lemon sorbet to finish off a great meal. Located in the pedestrian only part of town so a nice stroll after dinner is perfect. Friendly service, stylish and modern atmosphere.

5. Pizzeria da Zio Giacomo

Contrada Mariuccia 14Bis | Zona M, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +39 080 967 3214
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 534 reviews

Pizzeria da Zio Giacomo

Reviewed By Eat4YourLife - Dublin, Ireland

This is a big Pizzeria in the country side between Martina Franca and Cisternino, very busy during the week-end so reservation is highly recommended. They offer a couple of bases + a gluten free one and a wide range of good quality and local topping (salty and sweet). If you need a GLUTEN FREE base you need to RESERVE IT BY PHONE. Staff is polite and helpful, the place is clean and parking is available.

6. Macelleria Braceria Granaldi

Via Vincenzo Bellini 108, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Free Wifi Italian, Steakhouse, Mediterranean, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$94 - HK$290 +39 080 698 7892
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 372 reviews

Macelleria Braceria Granaldi

Reviewed By paolok66 - Arezzo, Italy

Martina Franca is very well known for its meat , butcher shops and many "Braceria".
We calked ahead ( always very busy) and got a table outside . You choose direct from the butcher counter the kind and quantity of meat or chicken you would like . The Bombette were particularly delicious . We had a fantastic Negroamaro rose wine to accompany our meal and we spent only € 20 each ! Extremely good value and a super dinner !

7. Braceria Rosso di Sera

Via Mottola 68, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean Lunch, Dinner +39 080 483 8812
Excellent
60%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 341 reviews

Braceria Rosso di Sera

In a cosy small room you can enjoy a wide range of local meats,home-made salamis and the famous Capocollo(salami made from pork) of Martina Franca. Quality product,included by the Slow Food foundation among the hundred foods to be protected,it comes from local pigs,it is worked with a traditional and maturing process in Trullo and smoked with Macedonian Oak wood,thime and rosemary

Reviewed By HampshireBirdman - Martina Franca, Italy

The Capacollo, salami and other meats are made by the family during the day and served in the small restaurant of an evening. Everything served is excellent quality and extremely tasty, the capacollo (a speciality of Martina Franca is wonderful - one of the best I have tried) is home made and very good. The service is welcoming and friendly in a small and intimate environment.
This restaurant is away from the city centre but worth the effort to find.

8. Terra Terra - Questione DI Radici

Via Giuseppe Mazzini 36, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$118 - HK$204 +39 080 485 9738
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

Terra Terra - Questione DI Radici

Reviewed By Moab3 - Nottingham, United Kingdom

A two minute walk off the main Piazza, worth finding. Sat outside on a warm evening in an area of about 10 tables which then became a trendy bar area at around 11.30-ish. Started with straciettella, one portion certainly enough for two. Followed with a delicious pasta dish and an imaginatively served crepe with smoked cheese ham and tomatoes. As a side we had a very good Pugliese bean dish, a very good purée of fava beans, though for us the wilted vegetables accompanying it were a just a little too bitter. (Personal preference only) Portions were a good size, sadly we had no room for dessert. Coffee, only espresso available, served in a mini stove top coffee maker. Nice touch. Good service, enthusiastic waiters/waitresses. Good value for money, would recommend.

9. Ristorante Torre di Angelucco

Via Mercadante 96, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$290 - HK$432 +39 342 762 2966
Excellent
75%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 519 reviews

Ristorante Torre di Angelucco

closed on Tuesdays. Chiuso il martedi.Aperto anche a pranzo

Reviewed By Chris M

Hidden gem in Puglia. Owners were very accommodating to our two young children though it is more a couples restaurant. Good was very special- focused menu of meat / fish yet everything very delicate and tasty. Nice local wine suggestion by the glass. Highly recommend. Outstanding value for money.

10. Osteria Centomani

Via Leone XIII 1/h, 74015 Martina Franca, Italy Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups, Gluten Free Options HK$94 - HK$2,904 +39 392 162 4969
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 328 reviews

Osteria Centomani

Reviewed By Bruce J - Cupramontana, Italy

The menu is really interesting with some original dishes amongst the traditional seafood dishes. It was a pleasure to read and discuss with the waiters. The wine menu is excellent also.
The real pleasure comes when the food is presented and what seemed like it would be interesting turns into a pleasurable delight to remember! The fish is amazingly fresh. For example, I had one of the pasta dishes with mussels and red snapper. It is an amazing dish for the flavors, the fish, the sauce. The real treat was the mussels. They were soft and fresh like I have never tasted anywhere before. (I'm usually not a big fan of mussels).
Everything was like this. The red tuna filet with red wine sauce as an appetizer, the octopus with herbed sauce,...every dish was incredibly fresh and wonderful.
I highly recommend Centomani to any foodie who enjoys the fruits of the sea.

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