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Now that the close-by Calice bar and art gallery has opened,the Piazza Vecchia has to be the coolest, most welcoming spot in Ceglie M. of a warm summer evening. The food is good, with a strong emphasis on local produce. The antipasti is a treat,...More
For our last evening in Puglia we wanted somethjng special, and we found it. On a lovely and friendly square in Ceglie Franco serves traditional Puglian food, but he gives it a modern twist. The food is very nice, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed,...More
We were told that Ceglie Messapica was the place to go for great food. The problem was that nothing was open when we arrived. The only place that appeared to be open was Da Franco. In some ways that was a great thing as we...More
We were biking in the area in February and went to Da Franco's for dinner twice. Both times we enjoyed the fireside wine and food and the company of the owner. He gave us excellent recommendations on wine and prepared our meals to order, based...More
We came across Da Franco by accident while wandering around the town and I'm so glad we did. We were served five "courses" of lovely food; cheeses, meats and salads,each with a full description. The enthusiasm for the local provenance of the ingredients was an...More
We have just returned from a wonderful spontaneous lunch at Da Franco - we asked to see the menu and the owner explained that as he shopped daily at the local market there wasn't a menu but he could provide us with a selection of...More