Grill house

D’Onghia Butcher’s shop & Steak house

Vico Barsenta, 55 - Alberobello +39 0805238308

It is well known that a fundamental part of a trip in Puglia is food. If you love meat, you cannot miss one of the most renowned Apulian culinary traditions: the so-called "fornello pronto" (grill house).

Imagine going to a local butcher and immediately find yourself in an embarrassment of riches to buy among the meat delights. In fact, you will have to deal not only with the classic traditional meat recipes of Puglia, but also with the numerous variations proposed by a butcher.

You can choose to order a mixed grilled meat, obviously including the legendary Apulian “bombette” (litterally translated as “little bombs”), small rolls of meat, stuffed with melted cheese, found in dozens and dozens of variations... Of course, don’t forget to taste the famous "gnomirelli", tiny knots of liver. You can then continue with some “zampina”, a sausage swivel with many spices inside, usually kept as a secret. You will also have to resist the temptation of the cingomme (lung rolls), the brasciole, the stuffed chicken and the "simple" cuts of classic sausages, the ribs, the capocollo, the vetresca and ... as an italian proverb says, “the more you have, the more you put”.

Once you have passed the difficult phase of the choice, imagine that at an agreed time, the butcher waits for you with already roasted meat ready to take away. You can enjoy your delicious dinner in the trullo where you stay or on the veranda of your holiday home, accompanying it with a glass of excellent local red wine. Doesn't this seem like an excellent way to end your day exploring Alberobello and its surroundings?

And if you want to integrate better with the local population, do as everyone else here in Alberobello: book a table in the restaurant room of the Macelleria-Braceria D’Onghia. Here you can enjoy an authentic butcher's atmosphere like in a restaurant, enjoying the author’s meat recipes and all the variants proposed by Vito, the owner of this grill house in Alberobello.

In addition to the cozy spaces inside, during the summer months the Macelleria Braceria D’Onghia opens its welcoming garden to its customers. It is the ideal place to dine outdoors with delicious meat dishes, while also enjoying the pleasant atmosphere of summer evenings. Discover in the photo gallery some of the creative grilled meat recipies offered by the Macelleria Braceria D’Onghia in Alberobello.

Here you can eat:

Some dishes may not always be available
  • Zampina
  • "Bombette" of meat
    "Bombette" of meat
  • "Homemade" bread
    "Homemade" bread
  • Bacon of Martina Franca
    Bacon of Martina Franca
  • Horse Rib
    Horse Rib
  • Caciocavallo
  • Taralli
  • Orecchiette with sauce of meat rolls (brasciole)
    Orecchiette with sauce of meat rolls (brasciole)
  • Tripe with tomato sauce
    Tripe with tomato sauce
  • Liver rolls (gnumrédd)
    Liver rolls (gnumrédd)
  • Rabbit with potatoes and vambascioni (muscari neglectum)
    Rabbit with potatoes and vambascioni (muscari neglectum)
  • Donkey filet
    Donkey filet
  • Brasciole with tomato sauce
    Brasciole with tomato sauce
  • Podolic meat
    Podolic meat
  • Sweetbread rolls
    Sweetbread rolls
  • Capocollo of Martina Franca
    Capocollo of Martina Franca
  • Brawn of Martina Franca
    Brawn of Martina Franca
  • Pot of Sheep
    Pot of Sheep
  • Meatballs in tomato sauce
    Meatballs in tomato sauce
  • Sandwich with bombette meat rolls
    Sandwich with bombette meat rolls
  • Sandwich with "zampina" sausage
    Sandwich with "zampina" sausage
  • Olives
  • Almond pastries
    Almond pastries