Al Sorso Preferito


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Al Sorso Preferito

Nestled in the heart of the elegant Murat district, just a stone's throw from the splendid Bari seafront and the historic centre, you'll find one of the city's most esteemed restaurants, Al Sorso Preferito. Here, you can savour the authentic flavours of Apulian cuisine, indulging in local specialities like ‘orecchiette con le cime di rapa’ (homemade pasta with turnip tops) and ‘fave e cicoria’ (fava bean purée with wild chicory). The undisputed star of the menu is the freshest of fish, meticulously prepared in accordance with ancient Apulian culinary traditions by the skilled hands of their chefs. The restaurant's spacious interior features an open kitchen, graceful arches, and stained glass windows, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere that invites you to dine in true Apulian style.


Pugliese cuisine is usually associated with orecchiette, little-ear-shaped pasta accompanied by cime di rapa (turnip-tops), but there's much more to this region than that one dish. The fresh vegetables found here are often prepared with oil and garlic and other specialities include fish, homemade pasta, and cereal-based soups. Most dishes are served with bread or taralli (similar to breadsticks). The burrata (mozzarella cheese with a cream centre) should not be missed. Pugliese cuisine with its delicate flavours is generally considered to be amongst the best in Italy.