- Great pizza
- cozy atmosphere
- friendly staff
- Hard location to find unless you really know the Shuiwei Area
Italian Food from the Puglia Region of Italy
Braceria Pugliese is an authentic Italian restaurant and wine bar with dishes originating from the Puglia region of Italy. The owner Allesio and his father Angelo originally started offering Italian cuisine in Shenzhen over ten years ago and opened this Futian location on the 5th of November 2016. There is also a location in Shekou and OCT Bay all with different names and their own theme. His father has always started restaurants around the world in countries such as the US and Singapore and eventually came to Shenzhen where he began to bring the flavors of his home town, San Marzano.
A Diverse Menu
Their menu at Braceria Pugliese features snack items such as Bruschetta, Insalata Di Mare, PolPettie Tricolore, and Affetiato Misto Con Pizza Pane. There is also a great selection of pasta such as Spaghetti, Orecchiette, Penne, Homemade Gnocchi, and Angel Hair. There are also Italian meat selections. One thing that is very important is their meatballs as well as mussels that can be done in five flavors including Cambodian Pepper which is made with imported peppers.
All locations have the same wood oven and serve Italian favorites such as the Diavola, Napoletana, Margherita. One thing I love about Braceria Pugliese , is that there is a glass fridge showing that the ingredients they use are chilled but not frozen. We tried the pizza Braceria, which is made from homemade sausage, mozzarella, bell peppers, and gorgonzola cheese. The dough was amazing, it was fermented the night before and made with imported mozzarella cheese and flour. The gorgonzola mixed with the mozzarella gives it a great flavor and taste.
Something else pretty funny, I never tried the soup here but I watched a guy walk in and order it to go only to head out with it (not sure what soup this was). He shortly came back and ordered another one saying that one was very good. That just piqued my interest – I need to try the soup next time. Altogether, it’s a small and cozy spot located in the heart of Shuiwei that takes pride in dishing out authentic Italian cuisine. I was glad to stumble into this place and will be back.
The restaurant opens at 12:00PM and closes at 12:AM
Shui wei 5th street 62 Futian,