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Osteria degli Spiriti

Via Cesare Battisti, 4, Lecce, Italy
0832.246274
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Ranked #165 of 372 restaurants in Lecce
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Torino
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

When making the booking I was greeted by a rather gruff "Sì", no name of the restaurant, no simple courtesies. I thought about no bothering to book a table but as my wife thought it was worth a visit after reading a few reviews I went ahead an booked a table. The voice at the end of the line didn't... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had the opportunity to eat at this beautiful little restaurant during our brief trip to Lecce in May. It was raining so hard that our tour of Lecce was cut short and we ran into this restaurant for a late lunch. There were no other Americans inside, the wait staff didn't speak much English and there were mostly Italian... More

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Perfect in every detail. Friendly owners and staff. Terrific food. Low key (jeans OK) with fantastic selection of music (jazz and blues mostly), and the very best wine list I have seen anywhere in Italy.

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

If you want upscale, high quality food in Lecce, this is perfect. The food is awesome and the ambiance is wonderfully subdued. Linen table clothes, a great wine selection, and amazing bread. We had two pasta dishes and a steak. All were great. Service was good, and our waiter went out of his way to answer our questions and even... More

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Newman, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

The food at this place was very good. The service needs a lot of improvement. Super super super slow. The restaurant was not that busy so service to my liking was very slow and I know for a fact that half the food was pre done it just needed to be reheated. Would I come back. No because there are... More

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We were searching for a restaurant in Lecce at 10pm on a Saturday after a day of travelling and a tricky time finding a parking space in the centre of the city. As it was our first time in Puglia we had little idea of what to expect but this restaurant looked comfortable and was fairly full of Italians which... More

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Ancona, Italy
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91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were a party of 7 and arrived quite early after booking. We had read the positive reviews (the osteria is also included in the Slow Food Osterie d'Italia 2013 Guide) and so we had high expectations. Unfortunately, the service is really poor and unprofessional, and the waiter gives very little and imprecise information about the menu. We started asking... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We were very pleased with the service, and our meal. We were glad we decided to share the antipasti, as it was a meal in itself.....beautiful presentation as well. We skipped the first plate and were well satisfied with the second. The wine served by the glass was lovely. All in all we felt we had good value, a quiet,... More

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edinburgh
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80 reviews 80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

Easy to find, east side of the inner ring road across the public gardens. Nice interior. Good selection of the classic Puglanese food- chicory and fava beans, pasta with deep fried pasta with chickpeas-both exvellent Mains of horse stew and meat balls-both good! Fantastic primitivo from salento!

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Culemborg
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We had lunch in Osteria degli Spiriti. Happy to arrive in time, because the place can fill up quickly after 1 pm. We ordered wine by the glass and got a great fiano (Polvanero Minutolo). The antipasti (fish carpaccio) were good, but a little bit rustic and more than we could eat. The roasted capocollo was good, but not outstanding.... More

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