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La Balestra Antica Hostaria

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Via Lorenzo Valerio 16, 61029 Urbino, Italy
+39 0722 2942
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12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Athens, Greece
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153 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The decoration is nice. Packed with smart youth. Quick service. Good quality of food. Low prices. Pizza Margherita 4,50eu, tagliatelle Porcini e fossa 9,00, insalata mista 4,00.

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Oceanside, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We walked in on a Sunday around 1:00 PM without a reservation, were offered a table at the entrance, then seated at another table at my request. We ordered pappardelle al sugo di cinghiale. and strozzapreti a la marchigiana. The strozzapreti were good, the pappardelle delicious. Our secondis were a veal stew and a lamb stew, both excellent. The contorno,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1,111 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Off the beaten track with a large outdoor seating veranda, this very attractive cafe offered local fare and friendly service. We definitely received it but not on a cosistent basis. Of the four of us I seemed to get the dish for rave reviews, that being the roast veal with porcinis. I oped to add local shaved truffles for €5... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 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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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 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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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 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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540 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 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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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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
Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Lorenzo Valerio 16, 61029 Urbino, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Marche  >  Province of Pesaro and Urbino  >  Urbino
  • Phone Number: +39 0722 2942

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