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OSTERIA LA BANCHINA

Italian, Chinese, Chowder
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Via Banchina Al Porto, 16, 70059 Trani, Italy
0883 584747
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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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Hong Kong, China
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138 reviews 138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Our local friend booked this restaurant for our dinner as there were only a few choices on Monday. Like most restaurants here at the shore the focus is on seafood. We had mussels cooked in light sauce, prawn linguini, and a sole-like fish cooked in a similar sauce as the linguine. Not a bad choice if one has to have... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

maybe we were unlucky -other people seem to lovee this place. The 2 mixed seafood starters at 15 euro each ( we were told we had to order 2 despite asking for one) was a series of 5 plates ,the best was the fried octopus pieces and prawns , the worst was the deep fried ricotta cheese and the dullest... More 

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Wangaratta, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We dropped into this place, one of multiple restaurants on the waterfront in Trani, on the recommendation of the owner of one of two places listed in the Lonely Planet Guide, which was closed that night. Our first impression was not positive cheap looking menus in cheap plastic sleeves. However we were wrong! We ordered what sounded rather unimpressive –... More 

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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
53 helpful votes 53 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Chinese, Chowder

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