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Il Banco

$$ - $$$
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar, Delicatessen
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Via Umberto I 1, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 329 418 6077
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

Fantastic place, great staff, wonderful food, particularly loved the guanciale. We were always made to feel welcome. One evening they had a great combo playing, Almoraima. A wonderful evening. Food is tapas, Italian style.

Thank susan191052
Arezzo, Italy
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499 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant little place we found on our last visit to Lecce! Open for lunch as well ideal for a informal Neal with great cold meats and cheeses . In the evening there is live music and u can have a drink until the early hours !

Thank paolok66
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016

Very lively bar with their own beer ( called 3/4) and a very good selection of wine. Food is really bar snacks but of course being Italy, interesting bits and pieces. We went on a Thursday after dinner to see the live band who sit up on a minstrels gallery behind the bar. An excellent evening with a very friendly... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Il Banco is located just off Piazza Sant'Oronzo and is a great spot for a late night glass of wine, prosecco, or beer (the house beer 3/4 is their specialty). It's open until 2am, and Tues-Thurs there's live music. It's well worth a visit (or two, or more) for your nightcap -

Thank Julie H
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

I only had a glass of the local community red wine but it was delicious and only three Euro. The place has a really cool decor and jazz music. There is a lively atmosphere and it is clearly loved by the locals. Stop here on or on the way back from the beautiful Basilica Di Santa Croce.

Thank SarahJamie5
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

I've never eaten here, but have been a few times for a casual beer. I'm not Italian but have recently moved to Lecce. I visited one evening with a non-Italian friend. We ordered and sat at a table and drank our beer. When it came to ordering another, it was difficult to catch the staff's attention. They weren't particularly busy,... More 

Thank elmo57
Manchester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank lulugaughan
Milan, Italy
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262 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank carzim59
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Grazie per la recensione e per l'apprezzamento del cibo non sono per niente d'accordo per il servizio da lei descritto... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank ScoTTThun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Wine Bar, Bar, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Umberto I 1, 73100, Lecce, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce
  • Phone Number: +39 329 418 6077

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