Masseria Le Mandorle
Sep 21, 2023 - Thu
Ugento Italy
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Restaurants & Bar

In Italy there is a saying ‘a tavola non s’invecchia’ or ‘you don’t become old sitting at the table with good friends and family.’ The kitchen is the heart of the home – and food is at the heart of everything.

At Masseria Le Mandorle food is our focus and the local, seasonal produce is House Chef Odette Fada’s passion. The gourmet breakfast and dinner buffets are served family style in the courtyard or in the cool barrel-vaulted dining room, and soon on the roof-terrace. Lunch by the pool? Just ask for the menu of mouth-watering panini and insalate from the bar…


The magnificent restaurant, under the 18th century vaulted ceiling, has whitewashed walls with stone-flagged floors and rustic wooden tables. The bespoke wrought iron lighting adds to the room’s grandeur as does the giant chimney where a log fire crackles in the grate during winter.

In summer it’s a cool spot for breakfast. Add an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven and open-air kitchen on the roof terrace for dining under the stars and menus celebrating Puglia’s cucina povera and you’ve got all the ingredients for gastronomic break.

“Food makes people happy, it takes you back home, it says so many things that words can’t say.”
Sophia Loren – "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: My Life"


From cappuccinos to cocktails by the pool with almonds of course, and local antipasti throughout the day, the bar is the place to hang out…


Il Tempo Nuovo

You can also reserve a table for dinner at Il Tempo Nuovo Restaurant at Castello di Ugento or take a cooking class at the Puglia Culinary Centre and feast on the dishes you’ve created in the state-of-the-art kitchens…

The House Chef

Chef Odette Fada who oversees the Puglia Culinary Centre is also in charge of the restaurant at Masseria Le Mandorle and her passion for the region’s cuisine inspires the mouthwatering dishes on the menu.