In this time and age, almost every restaurant in Bali has “Spaghetti” in its menu. It’s almost as iconic as nasi goreng in Indonesian restaurant. This shows how Italian food has been a staple food around the world. But Italian authentic cuisine is so much more than just lasagna and spaghetti. If you are craving for one right one, go for these restaurants. They know their stuff and can introduce you to a whole new world of delicious Italian meal.
Where: Jl. Pangkung Sari 10X, Seminyak.
+62361 474 1117
Business Hours: 8AM-11PM
Chef Nicolas Lazzaroni is getting a lot of buzz in Bali, and his work with Settimo Cielo shows what he has to offer. Settimo Cielo means Seventh Heaven. This couldn’t be more appropriate because somehow they manage to elevate simple and heartfelt traditional Italian food into rustic refined dishes. Line-caught fish and organic produce bring the best of land and sea to your plate. Your meal might include terra cotta bowls with hand-made pasta, grilled seafood portioned from copper and brass, or savory side dishes served from ceramics. It looks beautiful as it is delicious. Enjoy them with a bottle of wine or their hand-crafted cocktail and you will soon see why this place is indeed a seventh heaven.
BENE ITALIAN KITCHEN
Where: Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
+62361 846 5555
Business Hours: 10AM-10.30PM
Bene is the Italian specialty restaurant of Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, located in the heart of Kuta and set on the resort’s level 2. Standing over 3 levels including the signature terrace, the restaurant will introduce nostalgic Italian meal with a modern twist. The menu of Bene displays a delicate understanding of flavors ensuring traditional Italian with a modern twist with a creative touch to arouse new delight to patrons while touching Italian nostalgia sense with its numerous familiar specialties. Bene also features 60+ Italian wines, Italian cocktails & aperitivi, home-made limoncello and Grappa – Brunello di Montalcino / Amarone. Don’t miss it’s Seafood Martini every Friday. It’s the best way to try Bene’s specialty food with endless flow of Martinis.
Where: Jl. Petitenget No.170
Business Hours: 12PM-3PM (Lunch), 5PM-10PM (Dinner), 10PM-1AM (Pizza and Disco)
This place was a hit from the start. Maurice Terzini and Adrian Reed of Motel Mexicola have joined together to open Da Maria Bali. Da Maria is a modern Italian restaurant in the Osteria style. With stunning interiors by Roman architects Lazzarini Pickering, Da Maria highlights the diversity of Italian food, wine, music, fashion, art and friends, with more than a little Capri in the heart of Seminyak. Carl Pickering focused on a design very reminiscent of a 1960’s Amalfi Coast courtyard with a cooling, fresh blue and white palette and bold geometric styling. Meanwhile, for the food, Terzini and his team have designed a fun and accessible menu that represents a modern approach to simple, classic Italian flavors, with pizza undoubtedly front and center. With dough fermented for 24 hours and inspired by special Neapolitan artisan techniques, the pizzas are cooked in local, Naples inspired lava stone ovens. The bar at Da Maria has a very Bar Americano feel and focuses on elegant simplicity with most drinks having the flavor profile of Campari or Aperol, blended with white spirits, local fruit and citrus.
JAMIE’S ITALIAN KUTA
Where: Jl. Pantai Kuta (Before Hard Rock Bali)
Business Hours: 12noon – 11PM
We all know and love Jamie Oliver’s approach to food. He likes to make them as authentic and as sustainable as possible. That is why we need to mention Jamie’s Italian in our list. Their menu is all about fantastic, rustic dishes created using tried and tested recipes. Jamie’s friend and mentor, Gennaro Contaldo, has added substance to what is now the essence of Jamie’s Italian – tradition combined with current, innovative ideas and a Jamie twist. Located just a stone’s throw away from the famed Kuta Beach, Jamie’s Italian sits in the heart of Bali’s prime entertainment and shopping district. Great for family lunches, a quick post-surf pizza, an ice-cold beer in the afternoon or a late romantic dinner, Jamie’s Italian Kuta Beach has something for everyone.
SEMINYAK ITALIAN FOOD
Where: Double Six Luxury Hotel, Mezzanine Level
+62361 734 300
Business Hours: 7AM-12AM
Seminyak Italian Food is a modern Trattoria that marries Italian classics with the best seasonal produce. One of renowned artist Stephen Ormandy’s murals is emblazoned on a wall within the restaurant and on the roof a Justine Missen graphic plots Robert Marchetti’s journey from his home town in Italy to Double-Six Beach. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With its beachside location, authentic high quality Italian food, inspiring wine cellar and lively ambience, the impressive Seminyak Italian Food has quickly become one of Bali’s must-eat places. Families will love the tables with views into the pasta-making room, whilst romantic dinners are perfect within the glass cubicles overlooking Double-Six Luxury Hotel’s stunning swimming pool. The Salumi Chamber near the bar is also a compelling feature as guests can view their salumi selections being freshly cut before their very eyes.