Entering the natural cave of the Restaurant Al Dragone, it seems to dive into the past.
The intense colours of the living rocks, enhances by the smooth lighting, create an atmosphere of antiquity which confer relaxation. While the inviting smell coming from the kitchen brings in mind the flavours of the traditional cuisine.
Despite the constant research of innovative ways to reinterpret the old recipes, the respect for our gastronomic heritage remains the main pillar of our philosophy.
During the first half of the century, the cave was hosting a numerous family for whom the humble shelter was not only home, but also a stable paramour for their self-reliance.
The cave was then acquired by Angelantonio in the ’60, who turned it into a oil mill.
Finally, in the 1989, Pasquale, passionated restaurateur, had the farsighted idea to make of this enchanting location one of the most recognised restaurant in the Gargano.
The flame of the Dragone which animate our kitchen can be seen also in the hall of the restaurant where everyday Pasquale engages in the preparation of flambé dishes, our specialty, to give emotion for both the palate and the sight.
Our flambé cuisine as well as the name ‘al dragone’, are inspired by the viestan legend of the dragon and Saint George, patron of the town who, according to the legend, defeated the fire-breathing mythological animal inside a natural cave underneath the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, a location that matchs exactly with the position of the cave which nowadays hosts the restaurant.