In a 17th-century mansion facing the grand Piazza San Domenico Maggiore, Palazzo Petrucci doesn't lack for dramatic dining options—under the vaulted ceiling of the former stables, in the gallery where a glass partition reveals the kitchen, or in the cozy room overlooking the piazza. Fortify yourself with a complimentary glass of prosecco before agonizing between the à la carte offerings and the menu degustazione (€55). A popular starter is mille-feuille of
local mozzarella with raw prawns and vegetable sauce. The paccheri all'impiedi (large tube pasta served standing on end) in a rich ricotta-and-meat sauce is an interesting twist on an old regional favorite. The interior is elegantly minimal; the culinary delights are anything but.