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La Balena

Via Santa Gilla 125, 09122, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 288415
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
26 Oct 2017
“A cheerful dinner with good friends”
1 Nov 2016
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Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Via Santa Gilla 125, 09122, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Completely out of fashion, just sea food, you eat what the fish market offered in the morning: octopuses with potatoes, mussels and clams cooked in white, fried and roasted fish. Everything as it was in Cagliari once upon a time: if you do not like...More

1  Thank aldous2017
Cristiana S, Proprietario at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thanks a lot,and excuse me for my English(not perfect)! You Sir has perfectly understood our work!Thanks,thanks ! We’re waiting for you vero soon! Cristiana,Gigi,Pino,Alberto and Valerio!

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the most traditional restaurants in Cagliari (which is a plus for me). The menu might be limited, but the quality is excellent. Fish dominates. The after dinner drinks are excellent too. I have been here many times and will return many...More

Thank Michele489
Reviewed 13 July 2016

My friends always take me, at least once whenever I am in Cagliari, to La Balena. Fish is the reason one goes there for and not the decor of the place- which is very ordinary. Food is staple (bread, water, local wine in jars) and...More

1  Thank jocin40
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Nice place and not so far from center of city. So fresh and tasty food. Not so expensive for lunch or dinner.

1  Thank Novinad
Reviewed 15 July 2015

I returned to La Balena after some years, for lunch, just to check for improvements. No one. The food is average, the wine too, but: 1. a cockroach was walking up and down on the air conditioner above the tables (the waiter saw it and...More

Thank DanDGiusto
Cristiana S, Proprietario at La Balena, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2015
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Ringrazio il signore per la gentilissima e grammaticalmente corretta recensione.Precisiamo alcune cose:la cavalletta è entrata da una finestra la' sopra...More

Reviewed 6 March 2014

Cannot find one reason to go there. Place is sad and bad looking. Staff are chavs: bad mannered and aggressive. Worst service ever. You can smile at the fact that they don't do pasta and coffee, but when you take a good look around it's...More

4  Thank Sean W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
8:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santa Gilla 125, 09122, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Cagliari  >  Cagliari
  • Phone Number: +39 070 288415
Typical fish tavern.
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