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 baker and flour connoisseur, 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. The main restaurant’s room is instead characterized by small romantic tables and giant fireplaces surrounded by hundreds of wine labels carefully selected.
The menu includes traditional dishes such as roasted goose, fine meat cuts and seasonal specialties, all artfully prepared and changing from day to day based on the availability of fresh products. Thanks to Maura’s passion, who is the restaurant’s sommelier, 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!
On the ground floor, looking towards the kitchen, you can see an original piece of father Pietro’s old restaurant. The pizza oven used for years continues to be operational in a new guise: today, in fact, it is used to cook gourmet bread or some dishes on the menu.