Enoteca Osteria Balobino (PD)
Located near Padua, in the small town of Sant’Urbano, Balobino is a gourmet oasis with the flavor of the old taverns and the fragrant aroma of the freshly baked bread. Its story begins right between yeasts and flours: the owners of the restaurant are, in fact, five brothers who, following the footsteps of their father Pietro, a real flour expert, have decided to turn the historic family pizzeria into a fine restaurant.
Named after a catchphrase of a famous Italian radio comedy broadcast of the Nineties, Balubino, the local boasts a cozy atmosphere made of rustic details such as wooden tables, rustic fireplaces and vintage photos all over the walls.
In the first, more informal room, a wooden counter showcases an inviting selection of cheeses and cold cuts to be paired with fabulous homemade bread varieties. Perfect for an aperitif or a quick snack, the large wooden table at the center of the room is the convivial heart of the environment. On another floor, the restaurant room is characterized by small romantic tables and giant fireplaces surrounded by hundreds of wine labels carefully selected.
The menù includes traditional dishes such as roasted goose, fine meat cuts and seasonal specialties artfully prepared, changing from day to day based on the availability of ultra-fresh products. Thanks to Maura’s passion, the wine list is really wide and well-stocked, including around 2000 references among national and international wineries such as many French, South African and Turkish labels. What remains impressed at Balobino, in addition to the exceptional quality of the dishes, is definitely the warm, fashionably old-style atmosphere that conquers everyone!
Where: Sant’Urbano, in the province of Padua
When: open only for dinner, from Thursday to Sunday
Why: to taste the traditional recipes from the area prepared with fresh seasonal products and cooked at perfection in the giant fireplaces
How: during the Winter season book a table near one of their fireplaces, whilst in the summertime just enjoy the delightful courtyard.
Enoteca Osteria Balobino
via Chiesa 12
35040 Sant’Urbano, Padova
+39 334 2380950 e +39 0429 693613
Open for dinner, from Thursday to Sunday
Menù: 40 euros, dessert included.