This was our second pranzo at Porta di Basso, having been there a year ago.
To give this six stars, which it deserves, call in advance and reserve the terraza/balcone for lunch. We have eaten on this terrace twice. The railing you are against is 200 feet straight down to the sea crashing (which you cannot hear, too far away) on the rocks below. The gulls, swallows, and some other birds we could not ID were all soaring next to, above and below us. To get this position you want to ask for it in advance. To really enjoy it, we recommend lunch time when you can enjoy the outdoors and see everything.
The terrace easily handles a table for 4 or 5 up against the rail. I don't know what they would do with 6, it would be awfully tight. There are a couple of tables in the back of the terrace that would seat 2. Who knows how all this can be arranged. But if you are two, you can also consider one of the window seats. Same view, although not out in the fresh air. These tables are specifically set up for a couple.
I had a boss who once argued that a restaurant could have a great view or great food, but not both. This definitely breaks that rule. Everything we had was a winner. We had three antipasti: seafood carpacio, smoked bluefish, and shrimp with rape. The carpacio and bluefish particularly recommended, but things will probably change by the time you get there. The secondo's of fish were excellent, as was the fish soup. The pasta was also excellent. Twice this has been one of the best meals we've had in Italy (short of Bologna, which is it's own story).
Since, you are reading this in english, know that we speak Italian and so I can't tell you how easy this is to handle in just english. But hey, if you got to Peschici, you are already operating well outside the zone of "no problem we all speak english Tuscany". If you do speak Italian, do ask for an english menu as well, for the amusement of word by word translation. If you are working from just english, be creative in your understanding.
We arrived for lunch at 1:00, finished about 3:30. Plan on plenty of time so you can enjoy it. I'd even get there a little earlier. Also, there are some signs, but this is not easy to find. It's basically as much toward the sea as you can get in the historic part of the town. Leave yourself extra time to ask for directions from shop keepers. Don't not go on this account. As we say in italian "vale la pena" (it's worth the pain).
If you're a back-packer on a tight budget, pass this one by. Our lunch for 5 with two bottles of moderate wine, 3 anti pasti, 1 primi, 4 secondi, 4 dolce, and 5 cafe was 230 euro. Well worth it for us, but no one is going to argue that it is cheap. But remember, you're saving a lot of money by being here in Puglia instead of Tuscany, so you can afford this.
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