Sabino Stingone in front of the oven in his pizzeria I Gastronauti in Lucera, via Garibaldi 103, tel. +39 389 1750994. Photo by Luciana Squadrilli
In order to eat good pizza in Apulia, you don’t necessarily need to reach the very point of the heel. Among the good reasons for a stop – perhaps when you’re driving to the Caribbean-style beaches of Salento – Lucera, the ancient capital of the Daunia region, and a customhouse for transhumance, offers some excellent pizzas from Sabino Stingone.
Born in 1989, self-trained, he became a pizzaiolo at a young age, to save some money, and was gradually charmed by dough and fermentation. Today he offers his pizzas – and some nice platters of charcuterie and cheese from Daunia – in the narrow yet cosy rooms of I Gastronauti, his pizzeria in Via Garibaldi 103, tel. +39 389 1750994.
Pizza Prunill. Photo by Luciana Squadrilli
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