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OSTERIA LA BANCHINA

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Via Banchina Al Porto, 16, 70059 Trani, Italy
0883 584747
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty Seafood

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2014
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San Francisco, CA
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UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We found this place walking through Trani on a cold and windy day in late December. Everything seemed shut and saw this Osteria open. Upon walking in saw a section with tanks of fresh seafood and decided to eat. We ordered a starter of raw seafood of sea urchins,oysters, local silver prawns, hairy mussels and some clams and my god... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The owner of the B&B booked us in here on a Monday night after we had problems finding somewhere open after a late trip back. At the side of the harbour but set back against the buildings. This place had a different feel less touristy, with the clientele perhaps older and more Italian. This was the place we struggled the... More 

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Pozuelo de Alarcon
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45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

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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  • Address: Via Banchina Al Porto, 16, 70059 Trani, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani  >  Trani
  • Phone Number: 0883 584747

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