Welcome to our Salento traditional restaurant, where the heart and soul of Italy’s enchanting Salento region come alive on your plate. Nestled in the southernmost heel of the Italian boot, in the Puglia Region, Salento is a land of sun-kissed landscapes, turquoise seas, and a rich tapestry of cultural influences. It’s a place where tradition and innovation converge to create culinary magic. Our menu is a culinary journey through this captivating region, where you’ll savour the flavours and aromas of our time-honoured recipes, passed down through generations. From the rustic olive groves to the azure coastline, Salento’s essence is expertly captured in each dish. Join us in celebrating the soul of Salento as we invite you to embark on a gastronomic adventure that will transport you to this magnificent corner of Italy.
Nibbles and Breads
Puglian snacks made of boiled and then baked bread dough mixed with olive oil
A selection of green and black seasonal olives
Smoked nuts and salted to taste
Mixed sourdough bread basket served with olive oil and vinegar
Freshly baked Italian bread, served with olive oil and vinegar
Handmade focaccia bread with melting mozzarella
Handmade focaccia bread with tomato sauce and our home-made basil pesto
Mixed leaves salad with a simple dressing
Rocket salad topped with cherry tomatoes and hard Grana cheese with balsamic dressing
Grilled vegetables topped with a warmed round of goat cheese
Sliced tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella, drenched in olive oil and salted to taste.
Fresh baby spinach, Tenderstem broccoli and caramelized onion sprinkled with wholegrain mustard dressing
Italian Iconic vegetable soup freshly made, served with a bunch of our own baked herbs croutons
(Gluten Free without croutons)
Our mix of roots vegetables seasoned and baked: Golden beetroot, parsnip, baby carrots and potatoes
A selection of meat and vegan arancini, served with our home-made sweet paprika mayo
*Ask only for mushroom ones for vegan option
Famed Puglian cheese served on a bed of warm puttanesca sauce (olives, capers, tomato fillets)
Fresh not frozen squid rings breaded in semolina flour and deep fried, served with courgette, and3home-made tartare sauce
Aubergine, courgettes, peppers, celery, onion, capers in “agrodolce” seasoned with fresh basil
Slow cooked puree made of white broad beans, topped with wild chicory and anchovies, served with toasted bread
*ask for no anchovies for vegan version
Our selection of cold cut meats and cheeses served with figs jam
Courgette fries coated in a delicious diary batter, deep fried and salted to taste
Veal and Parmesan meatballs in a rich tomato sauce
Add Puccia Bread (£3) or Fresh pasta (£5)
Handmade deep fried potato croquette with pecorino cheese, mozzarella and mortadella served with home-made paprika mayo. New Recipe
Beef fillet carpaccio with rocket salad and shaved pecorino cheese
Black cabbage stir fried with garlic and chilli topped with crispy guanciale
Toasted sourdough bread brushed with garlic and parsley topped with fresh tomato and basil
Trumpet mushrooms sear-cooked in oil, served with Pecorino Romano cheese shavings, Truffle oil and pomegranate
Pasta & Co.
All our pasta is handmade at La Pizzica Restaurant using only CerealPuglia’s Semolina Rimacinata and Shipton Mill’s Special Organic White Flour.
You may notice that all pasta dishes are listed preceded by a determinative article; this highlights the importance that this universally loved food has for us Italians.
Very thick spaghetti cooked with cherry, red and yellow Torpedino tomatoes. Topped with Pecorino cheese. The essence of the Traditional Salento Cuisine: Simple but fresh and high quality ingredients combined in a Dish for everyone
*Ask for no cheese for vegan version
Pasta with Apulian wild broccoli, topped with anchovies, garlic, and chilli flakes. Simply Puglia
*Ask for no anchovies for vegan version
Large tube pasta cooked with purple prawns, aubergine, and white real truffle oil. A classic pasta with land and sea influences, the rural and maritime Salento traditions combined in a pearl of flavours.
Pure Puglia, porta d’Oriente : White chickpeas cooked in their own sauce mixed with ribbon shaped pasta. Topped with fried pasta. The origin of this Dish is dated back on the 15th Century when Eastern populations left this treasure in our cuisine.
Baked fregola pasta in rich slow cooked octopus and tomato ragu with natural sea flavours. Our tribute to the land of a great friend of ours.
Seafood Long pasta served with clams, prawns, mussels, calamari, white wine, chilli, garlic, and a dash of tomato, garnished with Parsley. The Way you would eat it in the best fisherman’s’ market on the West Coast.
Hand Made Potato Gnocchi with a rich Sausage, Guanciale and Capocollo Ragu sprinkled with fresh basil and shaved Ricotta Salata. The way Gaia like it. We’re sure.
Carnaroli Rice Risotto with wild forest mushrooms, Italian artisan sausage and Grana Padano
*ask for no sausage for vegan version
Meat and Fish
Lamb leg steak marinated in olive oil and Sear-cooked in a Marsala sauce like Chef Patrizio wants. Scottadito means ‘burning finger’ as you cannot resist eating them sizzling hot. Served with a very moorish caponata
Grilled pork neck meat rolled with our secret recipe stuffing, all in a breadcrumb coating, served on a bed of potato puree. Bombettte are 100% Puglia
Our Chef’s weekly choice of Prime 10 oz Beef Steak, grilled and served with two sides of your choice
Our Chef’s weekly choice of white fish cooked alla “Crazy Water” with olives, capers, and tomato fillets light sauce, served with two sides of your choice
Octopus slow-cooked with white wine and tomato sauce on a bed of potato puree
Chuck of beef Braised in Organic Primitivo wine served with roots vegetables and potato puree
Indulge in our artisanal pizza, a masterpiece of flavour and craftsmanship. Our dough is carefully leavened for a minimum of 24 hours, resulting in a delicate, airy crust. We use only the finest special organic white flour, Italian crushed tomatoes, and top-quality mozzarella cheese. Each pizza is expertly cooked delivering a perfect balance of crispiness and lightness. Discover a symphony of tastes with our thoughtfully chosen, fresh toppings, creating a delicious harmony that you won’t forget.
Pomodoro, mozzarella, spicy salami, spicy Nduja, fresh chillies
Pomodoro, Puglian origano and freshg garlic. (no Mozzarella)
Pomodoro, mozzarella and fresh basil
Pomodoro, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, black olives and Puglian Origano
Pomodoro, mozzarella, artichokes, ham, mushrooms, black olives
Pomodoro, mozzarella, Parma ham, rocket leaves, Parmesan shavings
A selection of Italian cheeses. No pomodoro
Pomodoro, tomato fillets, fresh basil and buffalo mozzarella after cooking
Mozzarella, black olives, friarielli (wild broccoli) and artisan Italian sausage. No pomodoro
Italian sausage, porcini mushroom, cacio cavallo cheese. No pomodoro
A white pizza with guanciale, grated Parmigiano Reggiano, egg yolk, mozzarella, and Pecorino Cheese
A wide and tasty selection of seasonal Italian meats on a Margherita base
Pomodoro, Mozzarella, grilled aubergines, Fresh basil and Parmesan Cheese
Pomodoro, mozzarella, n’duja, grilled peppers, caramelised onions, caciocavallo cheese
Pomodoro, mozzarella, home made porchetta, fresh spinach, burrata cheese, toasted almonds, balsamic glaze
Pomodoro, mozzarella, grilled seasonal vegetables
*available “Calzone Style”
Pomodoro, mozzarella, cooked ham, mushrooms
Ask For our Pizza Gourmet of the Day
Gluten Free Base available +£3.50
Treat yourself: Dip the Crust in our delicious home made sauce: Garlic Mayo, Sweet Paprika Mayo, Premium plain Mayo, Tartare Sauce.
Any Dip £2
Our menu contains allergens. If you suffer from a food allergy or intolerance, please let a member of the restaurant team know upon placing your order.
All prices are inclusive of VAT. A discretionary service charge of 15% of the total of your bill will be automatically added.