If you feel hungry after one day spent on the beach, Focacceria Dal Ponte is your one stop place!
It is placed right beside Cala Porto, the most popular beach of Polignano a Mare (under the main bridge of the town) and the city gateway.
If you just pass in front of it, maybe you won’t say “Hey, what a nice place! Why don’t we stop by and eat something?”, but believe us, when we say that the guy makes one of the best focaccia pugliese and barese we’ve ever eaten! The place is quite small and when it’s overcrowded, you can’t eat inside, but you could actually bite your focaccia leant on the bridge balustrade, while looking at the amazing panorama of Cala Ponte.
If you can’t choose, because you don’t know the difference between focaccia pugliese and barese, you have to know that Focaccia Barese is made with wheat flour, while Focaccia Pugliese is a mix of wheat flour and boiled potatoes, which let it appare higher and softer. The most typical topping is with fresh tomatoes, black olives, oregano and olive oil, but Focacceria del Ponte offers you a wide selection of toppings and hot focaccias are coming out the oven almost every minute!
At Focaccia del Ponte, you can also find a selection of typical southern Italian food, like arancini, panzerotti and pucce, anyway in our opinion, this is the place where you go for a real focaccia.
If we really have to quote a con, we’d say that the place is small and hot during summer, but the delicacy is worth the “sacrifice”!
Beware: one slice leads to another, so don’t exagerate, or it will be difficult to swim after eating so many focaccias!