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La Balena

Via Santa Gilla 125, 09122, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 288415
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
1 Nov 2016
13 Jul 2016
“down to earth and good value.”
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Seafood, Italian
Via Santa Gilla 125, 09122, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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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 14 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

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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 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

Reviewed 7 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

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Salve, siamo stati a pranzo presso il vs ristorante 2 volte a giugno di quest'anno. Lunedì 5/9 siamo di nuovo a Cagliari vorremmo ripassare. Sarebbe possibile prenotare per pranzo: murena fritta, anguilla ai ferri ed orziadas?
1 September 2016|
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Response from Cristiana S | Property representative |
Salve,per essere certo di trovare tutto la prego di contattarci la sera prima al 3318087960 o allo 070288415,perché il fritto dipende da quel che giornalmente si trova al mercato!!Grazie! Sedda Cristiana(proprietaria)
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Buongiorno, mi trovero' in Sardegna in agosto e vorrei cenare da voi. Avete gia' fissato il periodo di chiusura x ferie? GGC
11 April 2015|
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Response from Cristiana S | Property representative |
Grazie per il Suo interessamento .Noi siamo sempre chiusi la Domenica e il Sabato a pranzo.Per quanto riguarda le festività saremo chiusi il 25/4,il 1/5 e in estate dal 13 al 19 agosto.Speriamo di averLa tra i nostri... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:45 - 23:00
12:45 - 23:00
12:45 - 23:00
12:45 - 23:00
12:45 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
Typical fish tavern.