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La Balestra Antica Hostaria

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Via Valerio, 16, 61029 Urbino, Italy
+3907222942
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 37
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A good visit rather spoiled

There's some seriously mixed reviews here and unfortunately I'm about to add one that won't help matters all that much. In short, it was good food spoiled by bad service. Finding la Balestra was something that happened by accident - we'd not researched Urbino in advanced and were simply... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Sionel
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Lymm, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Just eaten here this evening on the final day of three in Urbino. Of the three restaurants that we have dined at the food here has been the best. The two of us started with a plate of cured meat (ham, salami, mortadella, tongue etc.) of at least half-a-dozen types. Each slice was absolutely delicious. The portion was so large... More 

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Thank Angus M
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We should have known better when we saw the menu. This is food without a soul probably meant to attract tourists with no idea how to find a good place to eat. My starter was fried vegetables in batter, so bad, I couldn't believe how they dare to serve it. After this a totally average pasta. My evening was spoiled.... More 

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Thank Henk R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Can't figure out whether to start with their exquisite service or tasty food! We were more than a handful by all standards....try 21 persons and we were each given special and exclusive attention by the staff, I can particularly point out Danelo who was not only friendly but superbly helpful and courteous! I would highly recommend this place for great... More 

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Thank Husni H
Lymm, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There's some seriously mixed reviews here and unfortunately I'm about to add one that won't help matters all that much. In short, it was good food spoiled by bad service. Finding la Balestra was something that happened by accident - we'd not researched Urbino in advanced and were simply wandering the streets looking for somewhere to grab dinner. The menu... More 

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Thank Sionel
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I think there was some miscommunication between my mum and I because I thought we were heading for a different restaurant we'd found on here, but we landed up at this one instead. There was just one other table dining, which should have been a bit of a warning, but it looked nice enough from the outside with a kind... More 

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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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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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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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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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Thank TallSteve2014
Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

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

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Valerio, 16, 61029 Urbino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Marche  >  Province of Pesaro and Urbino  >  Urbino
  • Phone Number: +3907222942

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 28
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?