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All 394 Lecce Restaurants

Osteria degli Spiriti

Via Cesare Battisti, 4, Lecce, Italy
0832.246274
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Ranked #158 of 394 Restaurants in Lecce
Hours:
Mon 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Excellent food, delightful service, great wine. Our waiter was charming & helpful, recommending just the right dish for each of us. We loved it!

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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This place is Lecce at its best. It is dining not just eating and please do not go if you are looking for anything less. We think the prices are fair -- others may not -- but as we say you get what you pay for! The restaurant has wonderful ambiance and superb food and wine. Since we visited in... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

With my wife and some friends we had dinner in this restaurant on our last night in Lecce in September. The Osteria degli Spiriti is a very well presented restaurant, clean, pleasant decor and tables that looked inviting. Fortunately our hotel had made a reservation for us, which was just as well as this restaurant, which offers traditional regional Italian... More 

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Torino
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
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80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Additional Information about Osteria degli Spiriti

Address: Via Cesare Battisti, 4, Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: 0832.246274
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
Open Hours:
Monday 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm  8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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