Apulian focaccia in the heart of Rome, footsteps from Piazza del Popolo
If you’re craving Apulian street food, there’s a corner of Puglia that awaits you just a stone’s throw away from Piazza del Popolo. It’s called L’Uliveto Shop and it’s the first take away pucceria of Italy. What’s a pucceria? It’s a place that sells puccias, a.k.a. the typical focaccia from Puglia that locals eat every day. From focaccia and gourmet Pucce to craft beers and other yummy products exclusively from Puglia, L’Uliveto Shop will fulfill all your cravings. And it’s perfect if you’re in the area and in need of a short break from all the shopping and sightseeing.
How did it all begin? Two friends, Filippo Macchia and Daniele Rutigliano, experts of Apulian gastronomy, pictured the marvellous ancient olive trees that dot the Apulian region and decided to give life to their L’Uliveto Shop in Rome. The main ingredients of this attractive shop are undoubtedly passion, Apulian cuisine and the quality of every single ingredient selected with great care. Filippo and Daniele have a strong background in Apulian cuisine and a supply chain of quality Apulian products.
The “Uliveto Shop”, footsteps from Piazza del Popolo in via Flaminia, is home to the most delicious products 100% made in Puglia. Like I mentioned, this is the first pucceria of Italy and the place where you can eat the unique 13cm ‘puccia’ with the finest selection of Italian ingredients. Under the supervision of chef Filippo, in addition to the puccia with Apulian ingredients, you will taste the best prosciutto crudo or mortadella from other Italian regions. You can eat your puccia directly at the Uliveto Shop, take it with you, or order it for dinner with your friends at home. For the gourmets, some of the freshest ingredients, like burrata pugliese, can directly be ordered from l’Uliveto shop.
And guess what? At l’Uliveto shop in via Flaminia you can also book a private gallery space (for max. 20 people) for an exclusive party or aperitivo. Every Friday from 7 pm you can taste and enjoy the perfect ‘Apulian aperitivo’ – a glass of wine, taralli, olives and puccias. It doesn’t get any better than that!