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Il Ballo del Mattone

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Calle Jose Ignacio Gorriti 5737, Buenos Aires C1414BKG, Argentina
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Fri 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Not bad, no great. Ambience and service are both good. There are not that many restaurants open in this part of Palermo sundays.

Thank Fernando M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Too expensive for the food they offer a robbery. Menu is written with pencil in the blackboard in Italian with a waitress girl trying to explain in terrible English! Disaster The list of good wines but also written on blackboard,terrible! Walls and floor very dirty. Attitude and attention they left desired. Food ok nothing special Not recommend

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I visited this place for third time and needed to write a review on it now! The ambiance is wonderful for lunch time, you need to get there early otherwise you might not find a table. In my last trip to Buenos Aires, I went twice to this place simply because is delicious, starting from the menu presentation on a... More 

Thank gaby m
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

We love Italian food and were staying nearby on our holiday. We all had pasta and loved the flavours. They are very generous servings. I had Spaghetti Frutti del Mare . It was very generous with its seafood . The service was very good and the staff friendly. They accommodated our lack of Spanish . We were able to pay... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

Small quaint Italian spot in Palermo with great food, wine, and music. Staff is really cool and I can't say enough about the food...really good!!!

Thank nikkigfoster
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2015

The people of Il ballo has combined Italian cuisine, family work, art and good music, which takes it to another level of classic Italian restaurant. There is more than one and that the one on the corner of Gorriti and Carranza opens Sunday at noon. Although the menu is limited, the food is very good as was the service. Would... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Good, credit cards and tip in cash. Menu in a blackboard which makes it fancy, small and cozy place. From downtown Buenos Aires by taxi will be around 80 pesos

Thank Cecilia R
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2015

Although it has a great funky and eclectic decor, the food is just average. Everything looks so promising so I guess the expectations are high. The menu changes periodically and it is writen on a board that the waiter reads from super fast and expect you to make a decision as soon as he finishes. Pasta was not al dente... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2014

Our hotel recommended Olsens restaurant, but when we arrived they were closed for a private function. We asked them for a nearby recommendation and we were directed here. It was around 10.30pm and the restaurant was packed but they managed to find a table for us. We had a bottle of wine with us that we had purchased from a... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2014

ecelctic decor art that changes periodically, a typical italian cantina in the heart of Palermo Hollywood good service fresh homemade pasta and good prices

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Jose Ignacio Gorriti 5737, Buenos Aires C1414BKG, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Palermo
  • Neighborhood: Palermo
  • Phone Number: 4776-4247

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Palermo

Neighborhood Profile
Best known as the largest neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Palermo is divided into different quarters, each with its own unique identity. The high-end quarter is Palermo Chico, characterized by magnificent mansions, regal avenues, and exclusive apartment buildings, and home to the Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA), a favorite amongst locals. The largest park in the city, the Bosques de Palermo, is Palermo's most famous landmark and a popular destination for nature walks, picnics, rollerblading, and cycling. The scene becomes much trendier in Palermo Soho, a hip area known for its cool cafés and unique design stores, filled with shoppers on weekends; and Palermo Hollywood, renowned for the numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs, which make it the preferred spot for nights out and special occasions.
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