Michelin Star Angelo Sabatelli Shines…

Nesled in the old city section of Putignano, Italy, a culinary diamond resides.

Angelo Sabatelli Ristorante

The outstanding Angelo Sabatelli Ristorante is deserving of its’ prestigious Michelin star.

Interior, Angelo Sabatelli

The cavelike architecture embraces diners.

Front of the house service provided by the erudite Laura Giannuzzi, wife of the chef, is very impressive.

Laura is passionate and knows the back story behind each ingredient.

Chef/Owner Angelo Sabatelli

Chef Sabatelli has a very interesting resume.

He attended culinary school at the age of 13.

He continued his culinary journey far from his native Monopoli, working in Rome at Il Convivio, before moving on to the Hyatt Aryaduta in Jakarta, Indonesia, the Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai and Le Touessrok in Mauritius.

Feeling the pull of Puglia, Chef Sabatelli opened his first restaurant in his hometown of Monopoli, Italy in 2011.

He moved the restaurant to historic Putignano (known for its’ carnival) in March of 2017.

Giovanni, the astute sommelier, provided a top notch seminar in wine presentation.

We arrived at 1:30 for lunch and opted for the a la carte menu which is such a lovely option when you do not want to partake in the multiple course fixed price menu.

The food is a combination of traditional Puglian dishes served in exciting new ways.

Ingredients sourced from the area are presented like works of art.

Each dish is a symphony of ingredients, lending itself to a colorful, visual journey…

Micro Gastronomy
Amuse Bouche, Tempura Shrimp
Local Wild Onion Tempura
Egg Custard
Local Puglia Olives
Tomato and Mozzarella…”Two Service” 24 Euros
Tomato and Mozzarella…”Two Service”

“Almost like a sauté of…” clams and bread, sea urchin 20,00 Euros
Homemade Bread
Orecchiette pasta with 30 hour cooked meat ragout canestrato cheese fondue 19,00 Euros
Fusilloni with garlic, oil, bottarga, ricotta cream 22,00 Euros

Angelo Sabatelli is first class in every aspect.

If you ever find yourself in the Puglia region in Italy, Angelo Sabatelli Ristorante is a must, providing extraordinary, creative cuisine in a warm and charming environment.

Angelo Sabatelli Via S. Chiara, 70017 Putignano BA, Italy. Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner. 

There are three tasting menus to choose from, as well as à la carte. Offerings are the five-course ‘fish only’ menu (60 Euros), the larger eight-course ‘the classics’ (100 Euros) and the ‘extra terrestrial emotions’ menu, which consists of Angelo’s ten latest creations, either experimental or traditional (120 Euros).

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