My name is Mirko Lamontanara and I started my career as a pizza chef at the age of 16.
My profession started almost as a game, but with time, I understood the importance of this work that has become, today, a glimmer of glory.
Years of apprenticeship, study and experience, matured between Italy and Germany, allowed me in 2003 to become a true pizza maker.

For 2 years I have been the pizzaiolo of Villa degli Aranci.
My secret? No secret.
The dough of my pizzas is type 1 stone-ground flour, mother yeast and a maturation of 48 hours.
This procedure makes the pizza light and highly digestible.
I dabble in proposing always new pizzas, different than usual, prepared with special flours, stuffed with seasonal and typical Apulian products.
We are AIC certified and offer gluten-free pizzas.
For the dough of gluten free pizzas I use a high quality rice flour in order to offer, to those who taste them, simply unique pizzas.

Pizzeria Ristorante Polignano a Mare
Ristorante Polignano a Mare

Pizzeria and restaurant boast the availability of gluten-free to offer, even to those who follow a different diet, all our proposals to menu.

We also offer the possibility to choose between pizzas prepared with traditional flours and pizzas with Kamut flour, strictly cooked in a wood-fired oven to preserve the fragrance and taste of the most appreciated Italian food in the world and UNESCO heritage.

With Villa degli Aranci Emozionati Gusta Vivi