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Osteria degli Spiriti

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Via Cesare Battisti, 4, Lecce, Italy
0832.246274
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 135
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
GabrielTennant
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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 restaurant reviews
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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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Austin, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
50 helpful votes 50 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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
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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cesare Battisti, 4, Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: 0832.246274

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?