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La Balestra Antica Hostaria

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Via Lorenzo 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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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Urbino for a day visit. And for supper er whent to la Balestra. We sat inside as it was cool outside. Umfortunately all the doors were open so the cold Wind was Inside too. Even when I asked to close the doors it was drafty. It took a long time till we got the Menü. The food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were the last customers for a late lunch. We had prosciutto and stuffed fried olives which were great. Main courses included tagliatelle ragu, duck papardelle, a lovely local pork dish and a tomato pasta dish, salad and local bottle of wine & soft drinks. €88 for 4. Plus very friendly waiters who patiently tried to understand our rough Italian.... More 

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wells, somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Located down a lane near to the ducal palace. Large shaded area outside very welcome on a hot day. Food was above average standard and service satisfactory

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Very good food served in a casual atmosphere. Good homestyle cooking with a nice outside area. Dessert was the only disappointment but I find they generally aren't a strong point in this area of Italy anyway.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Popular among tourist groups, but still authentic and good local food, reasonably priced wines, friendly service and not expensive. Both inside and outside tables.

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Rome
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

A busy Easter weekend isn't a great time to show up without a booking but we managed to get in here and we got lucky, good food with reasonable pricing and a varied wine list, also sensibly priced. The Marche can offer some Tuscany like views and culinary experiences but without the prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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28 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $28
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Lorenzo Valerio 16, 61029 Urbino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Marche  >  Province of Pesaro and Urbino  >  Urbino
  • Phone Number: +3907222942

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?