Ceglie Messapica is widely known as the capital of great food in the Itria Valley. It offers more than thirty different restaurants which is remarkable for such a small town. Many of them can be found around the Piazza Plebiscito but also around the city centre or even in the countryside. It is also home to the famous Mediterranean Cooking School.
Ceglie is also a great place to buy products such as olive oil, mozzarella and other cheeses, directly from the producers.