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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Get there early.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2014
TallSteve2014
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 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
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Connecticut USA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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220 reviews 220 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?