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“Excellent Italian food and perfect service”

Balconcino d'Oriente
Ranked #12 of 142 Restaurants in Otranto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This place is fantastic...

* very nice and cosy, perfect for a romantic dinner
* the food is just awesome...this is where the locals eat
* the wine is excellent and not expensive
* the service is really friendly

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Thank Tom T
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We arrived quite late in a windy Otranto after a pretty tough days cycling on day three of our trip around the Salentino on Italy's heel. After dropping the bikes off at the hotel we headed out into the town for a well deserved aperitivo before dinner. The owner of Bar Blu, Giovanni, recommended the Balconcino, so glad he did. We had a really good dinner of a shared pasta, followed bye two fantastic dishes of veal with Tropea onions and a lovely pork dish. With a pre-dinner beer, local red wine, water and caffe macchiati the price was very reasonable. Thanks Marina and thanks Giovanni.

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Thank colin_LondonUk
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

After weighing up all the reviews of eateries we selected this one. Had a lovely meal here, chosen beacuse I don't much like fish and wanted a prima pasta meal with meat (most places only did fish and seafood). Wine was excellent, we ate inside but I think there was a terrace outside. We both enjoyed the food which was not pretentious. Price was reasonable.

Thank NewtonS71
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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
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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 just perfect food and wine.. we had a table in the rear outside terrace which was very nice and atmospheric, booking is essential and I'd ask for a table here rather than inside.

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Thank Ant_Spain
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