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Balconcino d'Oriente

Via San Francesco di Paola 71, 73028, Otranto, Italy
+39 0836 801529
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pork” (2 reviews)
“orrechiette” (2 reviews)
“antipasti” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Via San Francesco di Paola 71, 73028, Otranto, Italy
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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

The location is nothing really especial but the food is good (simply but good) and the owners are really nice. I asked for a great plate of penne arrabiata and they made it great! Desserts also good.

Thank Carlos F
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We selected this from TA as one to visit whilst in Otranto, this was seconded by the lady on reception at our hotel. Our biggest disappointment was we left it till our last night and so couldn't comeback.. The staff were excellent and their recommendations...More

Thank Ant_Spain
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Everyone said to go to this great restaurant in Otranto. So we did. It wasn't completely terrible, but we were expecting great things, which never showed up. the setting is nice, we were inside, the outside tables were not available, though unused while we were...More

1  Thank maczi
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We had a lovely dinner in a nice setting. The cave is very nice and the menu local. We had the gnocchi and a mixed grill plate and a desert to finish. Everything was of good taste and at a reasonable price. We only can...More

Thank fluppypat
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Otranto has a lot of typical tourist restaurants on tbe seafront. This restaurant is away from seafront and offers authetic regional food. The flavours are amazing. The service is professional and friendly. If you are looking for the real tastes of Puglia go for a...More

Thank MicheleTM
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We were recommended to eat here by two lovely ladies in a local wine shop. We were looking for something typical,uncomplicated and reasonably priced and that was exactly what we found. No whistles and bells lovely fresh pasta generous portions efficient service. It's a tiny...More

Thank Hennie25
Reviewed 9 June 2017

There are a lot of tourist-trap-white-table cloth restaurants with high prices and bad fare in Otranto; Balconcino d'Oriente is definitely not one of them. It's rather an honest and quality place with great food, reasonable prices and romantic but down to earth atmosphere. If you...More

1  Thank Bartholomeo B
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Unless you enjoy being depress, avoid this place: the food is mediocre (to be kind), one of the waitress seemed sorry we were there and all this 'pleasure' doesn't come cheap.

1  Thank De_Aragao
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Before our trip to Puglia, I had researched restaurants in Otranto and made an advance reservation via email with Balconcino d'Oriente. It was delicious with excellent local cuisine and wine! The antipasti was a highlight.

Thank lynnhuffman
Reviewed 20 May 2017

It was our final day in Otranto and we needed a recommendation for lunch prior to our departure. The hotel concierge recommended Balconcino. Located just outside the old city of Otranto, this restaurant is a great find. Very rustic and traditional menu, the offerings are...More

Thank joesuzu1212
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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