A Bisceglie, in Via Ruvo 88, there is a very special place. Although strongly linked to the culinary traditions of ours Apulia, I can't help but define it as original, given that its specialty, as the name implies, is certainly bruschetta, a dish often overlooked in other restaurants and offered only as an appetizer.
Il restaurant-bruschetteria Olì Olà, born right inside a oil mill, handed down from generation to generation by the Di Molfetta family, producer of a truly remarkable oil. The idea of the Di Molfetta family is to make people appreciate the simple and genuine goodness of our land, starting fromoil of own production and combined with an excellent bread of wheat flour, produced by an artisan bakery in the province of Bari. Bread represents the basis of bruschetta which can be combined with a great variety of quality products, fresh and always original, which make bruschetta a rich and imaginative dish.
The restaurant is very lively and with a really friendly and professional staff, always attentive to customer needs. IS' Reservations are strongly recommended during the weekend and especially on Saturdays because the bruschetteria is always very busy and there is a serious risk of having to wait hours before being able to find a place, especially if it is a question of large groups.
In addition to bruschetta, the cost of which is about € 2,00 per piece, I would also like to point out the antipasti. These are written on a blackboard that will be brought to the table by the waiter, which could make someone turn up their noses, but which is certainly indicative of the fact that the appetizers are updated daily based on the fresh products available, and above all the signal of the use of seasonal products. The cost of the appetizers is also low, around € 4,00 for each appetizer. I can tell you that I certainly do not miss the carne salada when it is on the menu because it is really excellent, but there are many delicacies, especially based on vegetables.
I also tried the first dishes, always marked on the blackboard and always variable daily and I can certainly recommend these too, but the main dish is definitely the bruschetta. The waiters will also bring you oils of different flavors paired with the appetizers or bruschetta you have chosen. I particularly love the truffle oil, it's really delicious.
Finally, sweets cannot be missing and I can assure you that these too will not disappoint you. The wine list and craft beers are also very selected, many of which are of Apulian origin.
In short, if you are tired of the usual pizzeria, the Olì Olà bruschetteria is for you and it is also possible to order to make take away service, thanks to the so-called Bruschetta Pack. Of course, it could also be an excellent opportunity to take a tour of the oil mill and savor the excellent Apulian oil.
Photo: Darya Pino