We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Balena

Via Santa Gilla 123, 09122, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
+39 070 288415
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
1 Nov 2016
13 Jul 2016
“down to earth and good value.”
Closed Now
All hours
Seafood, Italian
Via Santa Gilla 123, 09122, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (304)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
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

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
Google Translation

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

4  Thank Sean W
Nearby Restaurants
Lord Nelson
696 reviews
.21 km away
Trattoria L'Infinito
575 reviews
.49 km away
Vai Che Ce N'e Di Piu
494 reviews
.34 km away
35 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby Attractions
Orto Dei Capuccini
32 reviews
1.60 km away
Cripta di S. Restituta
79 reviews
.61 km away
Necropoli di Tuvixeddu
59 reviews
.66 km away
Planetario de L'Unione Sarda
36 reviews
.58 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from La Balena staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

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, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
8:30 PM - 10:15 PM
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
8:30 PM - 10:15 PM
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
8:30 PM - 10:15 PM
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
8:30 PM - 10:15 PM
12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
8:30 PM - 10:15 PM
8:30 PM - 10:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Santa Gilla 123, 09122, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sardinia  >  Province of Cagliari  >  Cagliari
  • Phone Number: +39 070 288415
Typical fish tavern.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing