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Da Balestra

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Piazza Umberto I 4, 57025, Piombino, Italy
+39 (0)565220113
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Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hard to find, worth looking for

We where visiting Piombino just for a day, and at lunch time ran a quick search for a good place to eat. Da Balestra seemed interesting, and while we found it a bit difficult to locate - or was it just us? - it was well worth some extra walking around the blocks. The restaurant was very cosy. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
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Pori, Finland
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Pori, Finland
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

We where visiting Piombino just for a day, and at lunch time ran a quick search for a good place to eat. Da Balestra seemed interesting, and while we found it a bit difficult to locate - or was it just us? - it was well worth some extra walking around the blocks. The restaurant was very cosy. The waiter... More 

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Montelupo
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I frequently pass my vacation in Val di Cornia, this time I tried to discover a new restaurant in this area. Da Balestra is in the really nice historical city center of Piombino. I was there with my family being really surprised for the overall quality of this small restaurant. We got pasta and main course with fish both very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

This is the real deal! If you are looking for an authentic Tuscan experience, this is the place to come. Not an Italian "plastic-tourist-trap" but really authentic all the way! Expect a warm welcoming restaurant, which makes you feel like home, this is like being in a private home where you are treated as a real guest! Great food and... More 

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Thank Bianca P
Rome, Italy
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Definitely a great restaurant! I've been eating here a couple of times and both I've been really satisfied of the quality of the food - my colleagues also appreciated. The waiter has been kind and helpful for translating all the menu to the foreigners and to explain recipes and preparation of the various dishes. Portions have been quite abundant, therefore... More 

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very good quality food and wine at a very reasonable price. The menu changes often and the owner will explain it to you. They have a large selection of food and they are very flexible to meet your request. This is definitely my favorite restaurant in Piombino. It has been for years and has never disappointed me.

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Thank Cinzia Z
Monaco
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

After one week of holiday in Piombino and after ten differents restaurants ( you will find the review of everything ) here I am to write what I consider one of the best culinary experience. We had almost everywhere touristic food and nothing special, but in this place you will finally have what you're looking for. Tasty and with a... More 

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Keflavik, Iceland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were a group of 7 people none of which spoke Italian. This is one of many places we encountered where they do not have a menu and the staff only spoke Italian. We did not let that deter us and just decided to let the waiter recommend things and surprise us. The communication went well with the help of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Very informal in a back street of the historic centre. Chosen by the locals for a delicious selection of food & wine and the cool service. It's a perfect choice to get away from the crowd to enjoy a succulent meal at convenient prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza Umberto I 4, 57025, Piombino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Livorno  >  Piombino
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)565220113

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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