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Il Banco

Via Umberto I 1, 73100 Lecce, Italy
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Ranked #29 of 376 Restaurants in Lecce
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Tapas, Winery
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Gorgeous little wine bar/beer place. The choice of wine was small, but the waitress was really helpful in recommending something and we ended up with a delicious local wine for only 13 Euro. In addition we ordered a plate of cheese and hams and it was delicious. Really atmospheric little place, not at all touristy and I would definitely go... More

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Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Seems like this is a place where a regular crowd frequents. Everyone seemed to know and greet each other. We easily ordered our first glass of wine (I know it is a beer joint) and it was delicious, so awhile later we wanted another...but no one came and asked us or acknowledged we were sitting there so that we could... More

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Great option for a light dinner: an extensive selection of small, tapas style options. Cured meats, cheese, etc. all really great. However, the service is slow and unfriendly. It took a very long time to be served a drink, the food was slow to follow and any additional requests (such as another glass of wine) were treated as a hassle.... More

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Brindisi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

One of my friends invited me to this place and it was simple, humble, relaxing and full of young creative people. Most importabtly, there are no words to describe the quality of the home made beer that you can buy here. It is called 3/4

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We stopped here for a drink and a snack one evening and we were so impressed we went back twice during our stay. The wine is top quality and the food is really tasty; we were there for the aperitivo one evening and the snacks and sandwiches that we tried were all really tasty. Whatsmore it has a great atmosphere... More

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Naples, Italy
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Il Banco is a small place offering sandwiches, cheese and sliced meat platters, and salads. They have an extensive wine list and artisanal beer selection. We found it a delightful alternative to all the multi-course meals we've been eating on our trip. FRESH, HIGH QUALITY food!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We went here twice, first for an apertif and the day after for lunch. We had antipasto that was excellent both times. They serve good wine by the glass and they also make theit own beer, called 3/4 (named after the bottle size, I guess). The beer was unfiltered, unpasteurized and very good. I ordered a second bottle with the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Loved this little side street nugget. Great wine selection and wonderful meat and cheeses. Great to watch the world go by!

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Boston. MA
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183 reviews 183 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

A great wine bar with nice side dishes to accompany the wine. Nice background jazz music. Recommended.

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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Somewhere in the streets of Lecce you will come across this wine-bar. Doors welcoming open, some barrels outside to creat additional seats. On the inside some big cooled displays, where all the goodies of Italy are waiting for your appetit. Delicous specialities from the Puglia-area, from Italy and abroad. All over the shop there are wine-bottles with little price-tags for... More

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