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Balconcino d'Oriente

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Via San Francesco di Paola 71, 73028 Otranto, Italy
+39 0836 801529
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Having stayed in 4 different places in the last week, this was an amazing meal. It tasted fantastic, excellent service and great value.

Thank Stephen R
Brighton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

As everyone has said before the antipasto was amazing, about 8 beautifully cooked gems, the best dish I have eaten in Puglia. Overall the whole meal was delicious, the staff were friendly and the bill was an extremely pleasant surprise. 2 courses, shared pudding, coffee and 1L of house wine, 51 Euro. Could not have been happier.

Thank cathxman
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was one of the places in Otranto we went to twice. Nice people, excellent food. The house antipasto is almost a meal in itself - one between two of us was fine. Some good meat dishes if you are bored with all that lovely fish on offer everywhere else.

Thank StepBD
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Definitely recommend this restaurant for a typical local meal. No fish available but the choice is great and I definitely recommend to try the antipasto del Balconcino. it is to die for and can easily be shared between 2. the only downside is that you have no view from the terrace. otherwise, service is great and a full 3 course... More 

Thank Jul500
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Nice food and good service. Very helpful stuff and didn't bother us even if we were the last clients. Money well spent and not over priced

Thank Laura P
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on a recommendation and didn't regret it! The service was quick and friendly, food was nice and good to taste some local dishes. Nice wine and really good value. One of our mains was very salty, but the rest of the food was tasty and reasonably priced.

Thank MJB51
Santa Barbara, California
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Balconcino d'Oriente was suggested to us by our hosts in Otranto and I'm so glad we went! We had an absolutely delicious meal and the service was wonderful. Elegant yet comfortable, this is a great restaurant. We highly recommend it!

Thank Kellkat805
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249 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We first tried this restaurant for lunch and were surprised how good it was so we decided to return in an evening. We had the mixed starters 6 plates which were vegetables of different sports as well as the complimentary tempura balls, our man n course was macaroni with zucchini and cheese a penne arabetti both were delicious. We had... More 

Thank lynda99
Gibsons, B.C.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Referred by our hotel, we arrived when they opened, and at first were the only customers (North Americans tend to eat earlier, and we had been on bikes all day). We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed a good meal with good wine. The food is very fresh and regional, and much was explained to us. An elegant little place, but... More 

Thank BarbaraElizabeth
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

This quite elegant little restaurant serves good, fresh food. We had a homemade pasta with pumkin and bacon sauce and pork with plum and Negroamaro (redwine) sauce which were both very good. As a nice refinement the meat dish came with fried sage leaves in batter.

Thank mozuerich

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Francesco di Paola 71, 73028 Otranto, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Otranto
  • Phone Number: +39 0836 801529

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