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La Balestra Antica Hostaria

Via Valerio, 16, 61029 Urbino, Italy
+3907222942
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Ranked #30 of 80 restaurants in Urbino
Price range: $20 - $33
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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English first
New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 reviews 13 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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202 reviews 202 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 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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Buckinghamshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2011

The fact we ate here on successive evenings - once inside, once outside - is an indication of a very positive experience. There was no motor traffic past the seating area on our visit - another plus - but conversely you're probably going to have to come by foot after leaving the car some distance away. Slight diffidence and lack... More

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