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ITALIAN STYLE : Our favourite 5 starry eyed Seminyak eateries

Travelling to Bali with the love of your life and want to make it THE most romantic time ever.

Well, we are here to help you ! We have picked our favourite five Seminyak starry eyed Italian restaurants for you to wine and dine your one and only.  I mean really, lets face it, no one does romance better than an Italian.

Settimo Cielo

First things first, Settimo Cielo means Seventh Heaven in the language of Love – so there is no going wrong here. This elegant and intimate restaurant whispers romance with moody lighting, tables for two, cocktails to die for and the most authentic rustic Italian food on the island. Take charge here and order your loved one some Vitello Tonnato, followed by the tastiest Crab Pappardelle ever, then finish it off with the Seventh Heaven tasting dish – a desert dish made with love. One night here and I can guarantee you the passion will last forever.

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Settimo Cielo Bali, Jalan Pangkung Sari 10X, Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 474 1117.

 

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Your lover will be whispering Ti Amo in your ear as you wine and dine in this swish and sophisticated ristorante. Located above the lobby at the Double Six Resort be sure to book a booth where you will be able to devour your food and each other in privacy. The menu radiates Italian love with words like Salumi, Anti Pasto, Secondi, Contorni and of course Dolci. Your stomach will be full but so will your bu’s heart.
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Seminyak Italian Food,

Double Six Luxury Hotel, No. 66 Double Six Beach Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 734 300.

 

La Lucciola

This gorgeous beachfront Italian beauty is the Grand Dame of restaurants in Seminyak. Two story’s, bale style with uninterrupted views to a perfect stretch of Seminyak beach, your loved one will literally be left speechless as your waiter guides you to your table. On a scale of one to ten, La Lucciola scores a ten for romance. In fact it scores a ten for everything. Breakfast, brunch, dinner or lunch, you will notch up some major points on the love chart for taking your sweetheart here.

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La Lucciola, Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (next to Petitenget Temple), p.+62 (0)361 730 838.

 

Zibiru

A secret no more, Zibiru, is the sweetest of sweet Italian finds hidden away in Seminyak. This charming, rustic and old school Italian eatery will have you feeling like you have whisked your “amante” off to Veneto for the evening. Glimmering lights, romantic tables for two and mouth watering Italian food will have you falling in love all over again with your Bu. Dinner here will be sure to get you in the mood for love.

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Zibiru,

Jalan drupadi #7 Seminyak, p. +62 (0)361 733 265.

 

Da Maria

Secretly wanted to whisk your Amore to the Amalfi coast for a holiday but the bank balance only allowed Bali?  Never fear, Da Maria is here!  This bright, vibrant and so very tasty trattoria, [whilst not exactly romantic but oh so much fun], leaves Pettitenget at the door and transforms instantly into Positano. Your better half is not the only thing you will fall in love with here – the pasta is perfect, the pizzas are delectable, the Campari bar is the best and the staff are insanely amazing. Da Maria will be sure to impress your love, especially if they like it loud!

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Da Maria, Jalan Pettinenget no. 170 Seminyak, p.+62 (0)822 3773 3099.

 

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LUXURY LAID ON : The Legian Bali

The Legian Bali

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With the Seminyak stretch filled with beautiful beach front resorts, each of them offering something different, it can be difficult to decide where you should stay, however, if your list of requirements includes, luxury laid on, ocean views, romance, an incredible location and a perfect pool – We can highly recommend The Legian Bali.

This stunning sophisticated resort may not be the newest on the Seminyak strip but she is most certainly the Grandest (a major refurbishment to upgrade all rooms and facilities did take place in 2012). Approaching her 21st birthday she has stood the test of time and is proof that luxury lasts forever.

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Beachfront and so very beautiful, The Legian Bali offers the best of everything. With her distinctive Balinese style, this property is spread large with nearly every corner of the property looking out to the famous Seminyak beach.

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The landscaped gardens are lush with THE softest and greenest lawn I have ever stepped on, the 3-tiered pool situated smack bang centre of the resort is so blue you will spend every daylight hour by it and if you are like me, will not move until the sunset is done and dusted, the poolside dining menu is delicious (snob favourite, the prawn cocktail – hello yumm) and the cocktails are served with smiles as big as the ocean this property faces. I can promise you all the worries in the world will be forgotten when you walk through the impressive entrance – this place literally projects peace and tranquillity.

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Each and every room at The Legian Bali has ocean views, so no need to worry when making your booking that you will be in the back blocks facing a stone wall. The suites are large and luxurious, all with enormous terraces and jaw dropping views, obviously the higher you are the more you see, we were lucky enough to be on the 3rd floor – which overlooked the pool and an amazing view that stretched from Jimbaran to Pereranan.

Our 2 bedroom suite was huge and I mean HUGE !!! I could have held a party for 100 in this suite and still had room to swing a CAT. Dining area, Butlers Kitchen, Lounge area, a dreamy bedroom and a bathroom bigger than some people s apartments. Everything you could want, and some things that you didn’t realise that you would want are included in the suites. From the nespresso coffee machines, the ipod that plays various genres of music, the blue ray dvd machine, the dreamy bath products, the complimentary mini bar, the list goes on, and on.

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I could spend hours, probably days laying by the Pool, 3 tiered and so very very blue, it is truly mesmerizing, with the 3rd tier being a long 30m infinity edge lap pool which sits literally just above the beach – I found myself grabbing a cocktail and watching the passing procession of beach walkers and gazing out at the waves all day, only moving to my lounger at sundowners to watch the spectacular sunset show.

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Dinner is served poolside with romantic candle lit tables for two lining the terrace, if your Boyfriend hasn’t proposed to you yet, don’t be surprised if he gets down on one knee here. The food is delicious and cooked up by a some very talented (& quite handsome) Balinese chefs from their open kitchen – you can walk on over and watch them do their magic. Could not fault anything here – food, knowledgeable waiters, ambience – everything amazing.

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I managed to drag myself away from my sun lounger to visit the spa and wellness centre for a organic deluxe facial and a foot massage – hello heaven. A treatment at the spa is must if you are staying here and the well equipped gymnasium will help keep the kilos at bay if you are on first name basis with the cocktail list and pool side dining menu.

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Breakfast is delicious, served, again on the terrace looking out to the glistening waves.

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There is obviously lots to see and do around the Seminyak area which is just a walk away, however, you will find it very hard to leave the confines of this beautiful resort.

 

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Sitting regally and very proudly on Seminyak Beach, everything here is just perfect. I can see why this resort is the choice of Royalty and Dignitaries when they come to town.

If you want to spoil yourself, even if for one night, you cannot go past The Legian Bali.

The Legian Bali & The Club at The Legian Bali
Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak Beach,
Bali 80361, Indonesia
Telephone number: (+62) 361 730 622

Reservation Enquiries: reservation@thelegianbali.com
Weddings & Event: events@thelegianbali.com

 

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Fiesta Fun in Seminyak : Motel Mexicola

motel mexicolaHaving just returned from a holiday in Mexico City and Playa del Carmen – I realised how much I love everything Mexican, the food, the colour, the people, the tequila, the margaritas, the tacos – I think I must have been an Amiga in my previous life.

 

And then it struck me (im a bit slow sometimes) Seminyak has one of the best Mexican Bars / Restaurants this side of California – Motel Mexicola.

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This cool and colourful place screams South of the Border the minute you pull up – everything here is crazy, fun, bright and totally loco.

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Melted candles, crucifixes, cacti, coloured walls, brightly coloured booths and plastic coated quirky table tops – you almost feel like you have walked into a beach side bar / eatery in Acapulco.

These guys know their Mexican – and we know why they get it so right – hostess with the mostess Nicolaza was born and breed in mexico and was on site from the beginning ensuring the colourful influences from her home were translated correctly and that’s not the only thing they got right – the food !! Oh my…. La Comida! The guacamole is insane – I could live on this and this alone for the rest of my life! Along with a cup of Esquites (corn with sour cream and cheese). You must try the De Cochinita (slow roasted pork) and please put your manners aside, be greedy and try every taco on the menu – all of them delicious. The food is made for sharing – and just as well – as you will want to try every single speck on this yum and fun menu.

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The cocktails, it goes with out saying, are as cool as the crew that dine here – Try the Manuela’s Mohito , Mexicola Kiss and the El Negro Dark n Stormy – these along with a couple of shots of Patron Tequila will be sure to get you up on the tables dancing – which is how every night at motel mexicola ends up.

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Loud and noisy but loads of fun, this place is definitely entertaining from the minute you walk thru the flashy entrance – the staff are awesome the service is spot on – everyone is welcome – its party night every night – go with your friends, go with your family, go with your kids or go alone – we guarantee you that the Amigos at Motel Mexicola will give you a fiesta that you will never forget.

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Jl Kayujati No 9X Petitenget Beach,

Seminyak, Denpasar,

Bali, Indonesia, 80361

 

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FOODIES HEAVEN : Merah Putih

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This restaurant will blow you away in every way. Us snobs love coming to Merah Putih when we are in need of a dose of some delicious Indonesian cuisine, and of course some cocktails. The impressiveness of this venue never fails to fascinate me every time I walk through their doors, it truly is grand but in a very modern and cathedral type way.

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Merah Putih serves up traditional Indonesian cuisine but with a modern twist and offers small plates sizes or large plate sizes – again meaning easy share options, meaning you get to try more, meaning this is good. Our must try favourites are the Balinese Suckling pig – aka Babi Guling and of course the all time Indonesian favourite Nasi Goreng.

If you have a large group try to book the private booths upstairs, sitting in an open wooden cocoon, you are looking directly down on the whole restaurant – hello perfect position.

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And, again, Merah Putih has an amazing bar, shaking up brilliant cocktails before and after dinner. The Cucumber and Mint Martini is a must try as well as everyones favourite the Lychee Martini. The staff are funny and fabulous and if there is something you want thats not on the list, no problem, these talented people will have no problem in  making it for you.

From Ambiance, Architecture, Service, Food and Presentation- Merah Putih has it all and is hands down one of Seminyak’s best restaurants and it must be on your list to visit when you are in town.

 

Contact Info

Jl. Petitenget No.100x,
Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia 80361
Phone: (0361) 8465950
Email: info@merahputihbali.com
Website: merahputihbali.com

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LETS EAT : Urchin Grill & Raw Bar Seminyak

This super sleek and very snob restaurant MUST be on your LIST when you visit Seminyak. Grab your significant other for a romantic dinner or grab a group of friends and sit at one of the high long benches – who ever you go with you are in for a snobby night.

Urchin Raw and Grill Bar

Situated at the front of the beautiful boutique hotel The Colony, Urchin Grill & Raw bar provides its diners with a mouth watering seafood experience in a very modern and sophisticated setting without being too over the top.  The open kitchen is a hive of activity and the centre of the room which allows you the see everything that normally goes on behind the scenes happening right in front of you. Our favourite spot is to sit and dine is to perch on the stools along the tall wooden tables which is a continuation of the Gin Bar and watch these disciplined chefs at work. The staff are great and very helpful, they know their stuff and explain  each dish as it is placed in front of you.

We keep going back to urchin again and again and cant get enough for their Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare, Urchin Fettucini (this is to die for), Crispy skinned Sea Bass and the delicious suckling Pig is a must. All these dishes can be shared (or if you are like me)  devoured all by yourself.

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Love a good Gin & Tonic – well these guys take it to the next level.  The relaxing cocktail area at the front of the restaurant is a perfect place for pre dinner drinks and well,  I have sat at the bar inside drinking late night after diner cocktails more times than i can remember.  Dare you to work your way thru their gin options….

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The great thing about Urchin is that the food is light and you dont stumble out of their feeling 5 kilos heavier.

We love Urchin – you must put it on your List of places to dine if your coming to town.

snob tip : DONT MISS IT.

Urchin – Grill & Raw Bar
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya, Seminyak, Bali
Phone: +62 361 736319

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GET YOUR GANGSTA ON : Cafe Organic Seminyak

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With a plethora of food options available in Seminyak, it sometimes gets super confusing to choose where to go and what to eat, but this little baby is definitely worth a visit. Its just on 6 months old, and already it is a sure fire favourite amongst the locals and holiday makers.

Suffice to say I fell in love at first bite ! Open from 7am – 4pm daily and serving up the freshest organic, raw and vegan food, super smoothies and the tastiest of juices – for sure you will turn up daily to get your dose of gangstar. This place is greener than the rice fields in Ubud – even if your not a vegetarian you will still love whats on offer at Cafe Organic.

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From breakfast to brunch to lunch – the menu is full of healthy amazingness offering plates that scream good for you. The smoothie bowls make a great start to any day and come served in a coconut – too cute,  that along with a green juice and top it off with a coconut milk latte , even if your not that healthy, you will feel it after that. If you want something bigger and badder for  breakfast – two words Breakfast Criminal, this number comes stacked high to the sky with loads of tasty goodness and topped off with two poached eggs. YUM. And the aptly named Big Breakfast is enough to fill the emptiest of tummies. For lunch give the veggie burger a go or get stuck in to a salad, topped off with a smoothie, you will be full for hours.

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The word is out how amazing this place is, from freshness to presentation to taste to service and price – it is on point in every way and we bet you will be in there every single day getting your dose of gangsta goodness..

 

Cafe Organic

Jln Petitenget 99x

Seminyak Bali

(just opposite the entrance to W Hotel)