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All 80 Urbino Restaurants

La Balestra Antica Hostaria

Via Valerio, 16, 61029 Urbino, Italy
+3907222942
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Ranked #35 of 80 Restaurants in Urbino
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Organic
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Turned up for lunch, as I happened to visit Urbino several years ago and dined here, but this time the waitress was incredibly rude, no manners whatsoever. I had to wait for five minutes before she could come and see me to a table. She then disappeared and this was the last I saw of her, so had to leave... More

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London, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Being visiting the astonishing Urbino town centre, we decided to lunch in one of the local restaurants in the old town. Stopped first to visit a little stool in the lovely square selling fresh summer truffle and dried porcini mushroom. Needless to say we bought both. Asking for some recommendation where to have a good lunch and perhaps some truffle,... More

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New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch. He had the lamb stew and roasted potatoes. The stew was wonderfully seasoned and the potatoes perfectly roasted. I enjoyed the ravioli with speck in the cream sauce. I would have licked the plate. It was great.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Nice food. Very popular with locals. Rustic charm, strange decor. Can get noisy, especially if there is alarge group eating together.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Excellent lamb dish and fantastic pasta. Service was outstanding, very friendly and prompt. We highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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193 reviews 193 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Just off the centre of Urbino, overlooking a quiet street, the lovely terrace of this restaurant is ideal for lunch on a sunny day (or maybe dinner on a balmy evening). A word of warning: the interior is a vast room, and seems to be popular with groups. Service was welcoming and pleasant from the start, leaving me ample time... More

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Boston, MA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Very nice in all ways: fast, friendly service, cool garden to sit in, fantastic salad!!! If you are in Urbino, this is the perfect place for lunch.

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Connecticut USA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This little restaurant in one of the narrow sidealleys of Urbina is worth a visit. Simple, well prepared local dishes. Friendly service. Romantic outdoor terrace. Reasonably priced.

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Bonn
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133 reviews 133 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

During our holiday in Urbino we found the "La Balestra" quite by chance and, after our first visit, returned several times. That, in itself, should be sufficient to recommend the place with its pleasant terrace - try your best to book a seat there. Inside it is noisy with two TVs running all the time! We were not disappointed by... More

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Bangor, Maine
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222 reviews 222 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Altogether pleasant dining experience at La Balestra, with a good-sized outdoor terrace on a quiet, atmospheric side street a short distance from the town center. Reasonable prices and good selection of wines; the pasta course and the lamb goulash were both tasty and filling, if not especially refined; the tiramisu was excellent - would readily return.

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