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OSTERIA LA BANCHINA

Via Banchina Al Porto, 16, 70059 Trani, Italy
0883 584747
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Ranked #24 of 154 restaurants in Trani
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pozuelo de Alarcon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We were 11 for dinner, shared some starters and a main dish for everyone, some bottles of wine, water and NO desserts. They had an "error" in their billing and were about to charge us nearly 700 euro for this dinner. Once pointed out that the bill was wrong, they charged us 440 euro! Quite a difference, so watch out... More

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San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

We had a very nice lunch of prawns over a bed of greens and two fresh-made pastas, one with mixes seafood and the other with clams and asparagus. The staff spoke a little English and were friendly and helpful.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I have to say that this is one of the best seafood restaurants I've visited in Puglia. It is very pricey though but worth the money if you are a lover of fish and shellfish. I had sea bream with vegetables and I know that the fish was fresh because we watched the fishing boats coming in and delivering their... More

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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I am one who believes that an owner needs to take an interest in his customers' satisfaction. Although the owner was very much present, he made no contact with his customers -- not a nod, a smile, or a word. The food was good, yes, but the arrogance and indifference of the owner helped us decide not to return the... More

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London
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This almost feels like home. If you go more than once, the staff treat you like old friends. The fish is the freshest and usually caught that day from just across the road! There is more than just fish, great seafood, delicious vegetables and salads and scrummy puddings. No pretentions, just good honest fish and a warm welcome. If you... More

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Leuven
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Stylish restaurant, with a little more than just simply grilled fresh fish. Friendly waiters, but they speak only Italian (which is the case in allmost all restaurants in Otranto)

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Had a couple of fantastic meals at this place during our stay. Great food, great staff. Try the lobster with pasta. Simply amazing.

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Rome, Italy
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31 reviews 31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011 via mobile

We tried the zuppetta, the crudo and two pasta with fish. Everything was very fresh and cooked in a simple way. We also tried some local wines which were suggested by the waiter. Very good wines and food for e reasonable price.

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princeton
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

We enjoyed the freshness of the fish. We had seen the fisherman selling their catch right nearby the night before. Some items on the menu were not available because they had not been a part of the catch. The Insalata Mista was big and delicious with wonderful fresh greens and tomatoes. Very pleasant service

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Trani, Italy
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2011

We went to dinner at La Banchina the other night and had the raw and cooked seafood platter for antipasti. It is the absolute best in town! We've been living in Trani for 2 years and have tried all the restaurants! For Primi/secondi we had a pasta-lobster combo and it was delicious! Service was outstanding and the people there are... More

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