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Osteria degli Spiriti

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Via Cesare Battisti, 4, 73100 Lecce, Italy
+39 0832 246274
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8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tue - Sun 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: In the center of Lecce, Osteria Spirits welcomes you with a pleasant...
In the center of Lecce, Osteria Spirits welcomes you with a pleasant atmosphere warm and cozy. An oasis of good food thanks to a kitchen that gives great satisfaction from a raw material of excellent quality, which makes it possible to prepare the tasty appetizers of vegetables in traditional dishes from Salento, and various homemade sweets. Excellent wine list and spirits.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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The food was excellent - as anywhere in Puglia - the service not so good. If I had to choose I would choose the restaurant next doors (Il Giardano) every time, as the food is even better, as is the service.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Jason V
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent - as anywhere in Puglia - the service not so good. If I had to choose I would choose the restaurant next doors (Il Giardano) every time, as the food is even better, as is the service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is a star. The staff at our Hotel recommended this restaurant and the experience far exceeded our expectations. We like Italian cuisine and all the plates we ordered were prepared to perfection. Everything fresh, excellent wine, you can feel the pride this restaurant has for the local cuisine. I will certainly not miss the opportunity to visit this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visited Lecce as part of our trip to puglia. We were recommended to this restaurant and it was so good, we went twice. English isn't widely spoken this far south but with helpful waiters, we managed to navigate the menu. The orecchiette with meatballs was delicious and another pasta dish with chickpeas was also tasty. The wine from the region... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had a driver that called the restaurant ahead and told them we were looking for risotto. When we arrived, they knew who we were, we had excellent service and the appetizers and wine were superb. They made the risotto especially for us - the only two in the restaurant - and it was out of this world. The waiter... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This little restaurant is tucked into a corner just outside the ancient walls of Lecce. It is a very easy walk from the centre of the old city. Although there are a few tourists, it is as much visited by the locals. The food is made freshly each time and the recipes would make my Italian mother proud. The service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I am surprised by the amount of negative reviews of this restaurant in Trip Advisor. It may be a matter of luck or of lack of communication. At any rate, I have enjoyed my evening at ODS very much. A friendly and warm place, friendly (if slow) service, and very good food. I enjoyed everything I had - starting with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

GOOD THINGS: Relaxed, simple and nice atmosphere. Amazing hot antipasti (20 euros per couple, and they were gentle enough to offer us a deal for three persons for 30 euro total, 10 per person), traditional Puglia style cuisine with a very interesting modern twist. Nice wine. Reasonable price. BAD THINGS: very slow service, it took more tan 60 minutes to... More 

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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cesare Battisti, 4, 73100 Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: +39 0832 246274

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

In the center of Lecce, Osteria Spirits welcomes you with a pleasant atmosphere warm and cozy. An oasis of good food thanks to a kitchen that gives great satisfaction from a raw material of excellent quality, which makes it possible to prepare the tasty appetizers of vegetables in traditional dishes from Salento, and various homemade sweets. Excellent wine list and spirits.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Monday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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