This summer we spent a fabulous week in Pula, in southern Sardinia. If you ever get the chance to go, GO! The south of the island has some of the most stunning beaches we have ever seen. We stayed during the second to last week of August which happens to coincide with an Italian public holiday, so we were in good company with most of mainland Italians taking their summer holidays at the same time (they were all bronzed and beautiful!). Pula is a gorgeous town with many many restaurants, pizzerias, café’s, shops and much more. Take a wander around before dinner, pop into the Church for some shade, gaze bewildered up at the umbrellas in the street (we didn’t think we’d see a brolly on holiday!). People don’t eat until late, as is the way in continental Europe so an aperitivo is almost compulsory. Spritz naturally!
There are some really great restaurants in Pula town but be sure to book, especially in high season. Everyone that visits knows exactly where they need to head to and locals will always get first dibs!
Top of your list needs to be Su Furriadroxu, famed for its suckling pig. The Restaurant is on a side road just away from the main square and it is imperative that you book, sometimes even a few weeks in advance.
Our second favourite place was Lobina’s which was recommended to us by a very friendly local. This restaurant is on the outskirts of town, but still walking distance from the main square. You must order the king prawn penne if you visit. The bisque/sauce was just to die for! Lip smacking good…
Lastly you really can’t go too wrong with any of the pizzerias in the main square. We ate at both Sa Macinera Di Baldino and S’ Incontru Pizzeria. While you get to enjoy eating on the square at S’Incontru the pizza at Sa Macinera is slightly better and set in a romantic courtyard. Be warned, if you up size your pizza at Sa Macinera it is VERY large. Probably enough for two to share.
And what holiday post would be complete without a gratuitous ice-cream shot? That’s right… NONE! Perfetto x