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La Balestra Antica Hostaria

Via Lorenzo Valerio 16, 61029 Urbino, Italy
+39 0722 2942
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good39%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“pappardelle” (4 reviews)
“antipasti” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, European
$$ - $$$
Via Lorenzo Valerio 16, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

There are two nice things about this place: It was warm and the waitress was very smily and nice. The rest... 41€ spent for nothing. It took 30 minutes to the "maître" to come to our table to take the order, with a disgust face....More

Thank SoloRaquel
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We went there on a Monday night, it was not so crowded since we were a little late for dinner, but still the wait to get our order was very long. You see signs leading to this place saying their specialities are truffle and game...More

Thank Samantha L
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Down the hill (take the small alley) from the main piazza, La Balestra has outdoor seating that is grand. When we arrived, there was one waiter (apologies, the other waiter was sick) and a party of 28 had just arrived. He told us "20 minutes"...More

Thank ProPhotowriter
Reviewed 9 May 2017

La Balestra is situated in a lovely side street in the center of beautiful Urbino, a few steps from the Ducal Palace. In front of it, in the courtyard of a school, stands a spectacular centuries old plane tree. The pasta dishes, such as pappardelle...More

Thank Tuxilla
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.

Thank goumaki
Reviewed 10 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...More

Thank 1foodsavant
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...More

Thank Mike K
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...More

Thank mathu2014
Reviewed 25 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....More

Thank Emma R
Reviewed 9 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

Thank Robert H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 19 - USD 31
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: +39 0722 2942
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