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Via Santa Gilla 125, 09122, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 288415
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:45 - 23:00
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Hingham, MA, USA
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 times. One last thing: don't allow the area - it is safe in spite of... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 the main course cooked in a homely way, presented 'as it comes', but always delicious.... More 

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Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Province of Cagliari, Italy
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 did nothing) 2. the place is dirty and smells heavily of fried food 3. this... More 

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Cristiana S, Proprietario at La Balena, responded to this review
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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 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 not even folkloristic, it's just sad. Go there just if you want to be treated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
12:45 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:45 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:45 - 23:00
Thursday
12:45 - 23:00
Friday
12:45 - 23:00
Saturday
12:45 - 23:00
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
Description
Typical fish tavern.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?