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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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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
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings
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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  • 96
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  • 57
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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
A pleasant atmosphere and good food - whether for a pizza or a whole tasting menu experience

This osteria is a warm and cozy place. The food was excellent. We sampled the tasting menu, and our waiter specifically asked if we enjoyed foie gras (well, yes!) and if we had any restrictions or allergies. The courses came out and each was a hit in its own right. The tasting menu includes a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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Farmington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We ate here for lunch one day. The restaurant is one street away from the old city. The food was outstanding. Nice menu with lots of choices. Very good wine list. The Burrata appetizer was not only delicious but was about the size of my head! Soups and pasta dishes were excellent. Service was very good.

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1 Thank vinorosso54
New York, New York, United States
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180 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I enjoyed most of my meal at this slightly high end restaurant in Lecce. The only problem was that my second course (stewed horse meat) was overcooked, the meat dry and not as tender as it should have been. Other than that, though, it was a nice experience.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This osteria is a warm and cozy place. The food was excellent. We sampled the tasting menu, and our waiter specifically asked if we enjoyed foie gras (well, yes!) and if we had any restrictions or allergies. The courses came out and each was a hit in its own right. The tasting menu includes a choice of any dessert from... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We were a large group, had ordered a simple set dinner and did not expect high culinary flights, so what could possibly go wrong? Well, just about everything. We started with a bottle of bubbles and though our host spoke perfect Italian, it seemed impossible to make the wait staff (very aptly named) bring more than one bottle at a... More 

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sydney
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

I'm beginning to think that the food and service in Puglia is generally dreadful. This is yet another place where the proprietor doesn't care whether you're there or not and the food is average but not as good as i would cook at home. It's a nice interior with good music, and the young lady that served us was polite.... More 

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Monza, Italy
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101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

the food was really good, I had a fantastic filet and the starters were all fresh and good. the only problem is that the dishes were not arriving together and there was a bit of confusion of wine that arrived after we started and sometimes white instead of red. The owner is very nice and helpful. I would go back... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of a local and had a truly excellent meal. I can understand the mixed reviews on Tripadvisor as their core clientele appears to be locals who understand both the local dishes that are served and the style of eating. The waiter was friendly, but had limited English so if you have similarly limited Italian... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Jason V
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48 restaurant reviews
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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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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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 34 - 56
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings

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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