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La Balestra Antica Hostaria

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Italian, Organic, Pizza
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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 39
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  • 102
    Very good
  • 77
    Average
  • 32
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  • 14
    Terrible
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
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

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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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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Additional Information about La Balestra Antica Hostaria

Address: Via Valerio, 16, 61029 Urbino, Italy
Phone Number: +3907222942
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Marche  >  Province of Pesaro and Urbino  >  Urbino
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
Average Prices: USD 16 - 27
Cuisine: Italian, Organic, Pizza

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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 16 - 27
  • Cuisine: Italian, Organic, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, 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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