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Già sotto l'arco is a place of enchantment, a restaurant in an 18th-century palace in the pristine town of Carovigno in Puglia.

A place with timeless charm, this restaurant is like a shell of poetry that encompasses the artistry of a family that has been captivating hearts since 1982 with a carefully crafted blend of art, culture, solid roots, passion, and love.

Già sotto l'arco is the creation of Teresa Galeone and Teodosio Buongiorno, artisans and interpreters of a profoundly personal culinary magic that straddles the border between tradition, creativity, and refinement.


An ethical, religiously seasonal, intelligent, and elegantly unadorned cuisine, just like Chef Teresa Galeone herself.
The culinary proposal of Già sotto l'arco is instinctive, almost primal, and inextricably linked to the generous land that hosts it.

Completing the exceptional gastronomic experience is the wine cellar.
Five hundred or more labels, personally selected by Teodosio Buongiorno, with a particular focus on Apulian wineries, representing a territorial taste tradition that embraces every aspect.


Opening time

Tuesday - Saturday

12:30 - 14:30 & 19:30 - 22:30


12:30 - 14:30


Starters, First and
Main courses

Burrata in pasta kataifi lying, tomato sauce with basil oil, sundried tomato and capocollo of Martina Franca 30 €
Blanched squid, chicken jus, bergamotto, and wasabi 35 €
Egg, potatoes and peas 30 €
Blanched shrimps, gazpachuelo and spinach 35 €
First Courses
Yellow bell pepper risotto, caciocavallo fondue and croaker ceviche with lime 37 €
Egg tagliolini with zabaione of Parmigiano, crispy artichokes, nuts and truffle 40 €
Potatoes gnocchi filled with eggplant, thyme, and Parmesan 35 €
“Creste di gallo” pasta filled with white fish, citrus and basil bouillabaisse 37 €
Orecchiette with lamb white ragù and ricotta cream 35 €
Main Courses
Grilled veal fillet, mashed potateos and side dishes 45 €
Cod cooked in milk “alla marinara“ 47 €
Blanched red snapper, eggplant and soy 45 €
Quail, black truffle, and mixed salad 48 €
Teresa a sorpresa
Teresa Galeone’s cuisine in a surprise gastronomic journey of 4-6-8 courses 100 - 130 - 160 €
Wines route by the glass in combination 40 - 55 - 70 €
* if you opt for the à la carte menu, the customer is required to take at least two dishes each


Grand Marnier soufflé with white chocolate ice cream and passion fruit
Cannolo with ricotta, zabaione and chocolate
Warm komuntu chocolate mousse and almond ice cream
Lemon curd, vanilla cream and sanded pinenuts
Plate of assorted cheeses
Herbal Teas
Fresh Mint
Digestive (mint – anise – licorice – ginger)
White Tea and mint leaves

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