The best Italian restaurants in Bali offer more than just your standard pizzas and pastas. The island’s ever-evolving international dining scene has seen huge growth in recent years, and one particular type of cuisine to emerge as one of Bali’s favourites is Italian. Many Italian and Mediterranean-born chefs ply their trade on the island, serving up authentic flavours from home without a frozen pizza or pre-bought packet of pasta in sight!
Some of our favourite Italian restaurants make their reputations on outstanding wine lists; others go beyond Tuscan or Roman cuisine altogether and acquaint diners with the culinary traditions from Italy’s further flung regions. Experience only the finest spots, with our handpicked selection of Bali’s best Italian restaurants below.
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Il Ristorante - Luca FantinUngasan
Il Ristorante - Luca Fantin is the award-winning Italian restaurant of the Bulgari Resort in Ungasan, on the southernmost end of the island. The exclusive dinner-only restaurant offers seating for a maximum of 36 guests at a time in an open-plan Balinese ‘bale’ pavilion structure overlooking the resort’s manmade lake, and with vistas reaching out into the Indian Ocean. Il Ristorante maintains a sophisticated ambiance and caters specifically to a mature clientele and therefore children under the age of five are not allowed in the restaurant. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 18:30 - 23:00
- Location: Bulgari Resort Bali, Jalan Goa Lempeh, Ungasan
- Tel: +62 (0)361 847 1000
Bella Cucina at InterContinental Bali ResortInterContinental Bali Resort
As the signature restaurant at one of Jimbaran Bay’s legendary five-star resorts, Bella Cucina serves authentic Italian cuisine courtesy of its amiable chef, Riccardo Ioanna. Its name easily translates to ‘beautiful kitchen’, and since Chef Riccardo took up the reigns, has presented classic Italian recipes all the way from his own hometown of Apulia, known for its sunny Adriatic coastline and seriously good food. Bella Cucina comprises cosy indoor settings as well as outdoor candlelit tables on the fine lawn and under the stars. Their highly recommended Sunday brunch has a selection of a la carte offerings, whilst they also throw laidback ‘Made in Italy’ trattoria style feasts every Monday. For only IDR 550,000 per person, diners are treated to an array of tasty bites from the antipasti buffet. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 18:30-22:30
- Location: InterContinental Bali Resort, Jalan Uluwatu no. 45, Jimbaran
- Tel: +62 (0)361 701 888
La Lucciola - SeminyakJalan Petitenget
As one of Seminyak’s longstanding beachfront restaurants, La Lucciola is also a bit of a Seminyak landmark, located snugly between Petitenget temple and The Samaya Seminyak Resort. The restaurant’s menu of Italian cuisine and Mediterranean fusion dishes are served on two levels of this unique thatched-roof tavern, overlooking the rolling surf and the wonderful Seminyak sunsets. Most head upstairs for the view and gentle sea breezes to accompany the restaurant’s selections from an ever changing menu. A la carte items start from IDR 35,000 and a three-course dinner package starts from IDR 450,000. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sun, 09:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Petitenget, Seminyak (next to Petitenget Temple)
- Tel: +62 (0)361 730 838
Zibiru Bottega & Cucina Italiana - SeminyakJalan Drupadi 7
Zibiru is a cosy Italian restaurant tucked away on Jalan Drupadi, one of the quieter side streets off the main Seminyak roads. The establishment was founded in 2012 by Executive Chef Luigi Calcagno who lends his expertise in Italian and French cooking. It showcases the best offerings from the field and market – fresh daily catches, homemade backed breads, and pastas crafted from scratch daily. Organic veggies are harvested from Zibiru’s own environmentally positive farm in the mountains of Bali. Price range is IDR 60,000 – 235,000. Dine in Sundays for jazzy fusion rock with regular band Urban Groove interpreting great hits from the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Radiohead, and The Police into soothing jazzy renditions to accompany your entire evening. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 17:00 - 24:00
- Location: Jalan Drupadi 7, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 733 265
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/Kebun.Zibiru.Restaurant.Bali
Uma Cucina is the signature restaurant at Uma by COMO Ubud, an Italian-inspired destination dining and lounge bar that offers a laidback ambience on two levels. It is one of the best places to enjoy evening chill-outs in Ubud with its range of signature cocktails, the likes of the ultra refreshing Uma Cucina Negroni, and a host of other great contemporary recipes that mix Italian influences and Balinese flavours. Rustic Italian cuisine created by Executive Chef Nicolas Lazzaroni includes must-tries of Arancini made of Arborio rice balls, braised beef ragout and tapenade, and a grilled yellow fin tuna served with braised vegetables Sicilian style. The menu includes Italian favourites, from handmade pastas to wood-fired pizzas, and there’s even a wood-roasted suckling pig with fennel confit. Price range is IDR 50,000 – 330,000. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00-22:30
- Location: Raya Sanggingan, Banjar Lungsiakan, Kedewatan, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 972 448
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/UmaCucina
Seminyak Italian FoodSeminyak
Seminyak Italian Food is the second signature restaurant at the Double Six Luxury Hotel, the premier resort on the namesake Double Six Beach Road, between the coasts of Legian and Seminyak. Specialising in classic Italian fare, this restaurant offers alfresco settings overlooking the pool and beach gardens from the resort’s upper mezzanine level, and serves as a casual alternative to the classier, New York-style Plantation Grill. Both restaurants are backed by Aussie restaurateur, Robert Marchetti, who had a hand in the designs and menus. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:00 - 24:00
- Location: Mezzanine level, Double-Six Hotel, Jalan Double Six No 66, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 734 300
Jamie’s Italian is the Bali outlet of the Jamie Oliver culinary empire, serving rustic Italian fare just off Kuta Beach. The restaurant has an open-plan design complete with a vintage-inspired decor, allowing guests to enjoy the bustling street views of Kuta while you enjoy the celebrity chef’s creations. The menu at Jamie’s Italian in Bali features all the usual suspects of Italian dining. The pastas are all homemade, with dishes like fresh crab spaghetti and penne Arrabbiata, from IDR 145,000 (USD 10) and up. For mains, from IDR 150,000 (USD 11), you can opt for steaks, chicken or fish, or go for an authentic Italian pizza. Healthy ‘super food’ salads are also available. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 23:00
- Location: Jalan Pantai Kuta, Kuta
- Tel: +62 (0)361 762 118
Settimo Cielo RestaurantSeminyak
Settimo Cielo, meaning “Seventh Heaven”, is an Italian restaurant located at the front of The Layar – Designer Villas and Spa in Seminyak, where you’ll find sleek modern decor with pops of bright pink and green, echoed in the fresh flowers used throughout its table settings and the colourful cocktails served at the bar. By day, the restaurant is flooded with natural light thanks to the generous windows, while after sunset the place is lit up by striking lanterns. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 - 23:00
- Location: The Layar – Designer Villas and Spa, Jalan Pangkung Sari 10X, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 474 1117
Da Maria BaliSeminyak
Da Maria Bali is a modern Italian restaurant and nightclub in Seminyak, which serves pizzas well into the wee hours. Headed by restaurateur Maurice Terzini, the osteria style spot offers classic Italian dishes in brightly designed interiors of white and blue hues, perfectly echoing the fresh ocean breeze of the Italian coast. By night, the place takes on partying vibes with disco lighting and live DJs. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 12:00 - 15:00 (lunch), 17:00 - 22:00 (dinner), 22:00 - 01:00 (late night pizza and disco)
- Location: Jalan Petitenget No. 170, Seminyak
- Tel: +62 (0)361 934 8523
Dolce Arancia is located on Ubud’s Jalan Goutama, one of the narrow interconnecting side streets lined with great boutique shopping and small but refined dining spots. The petite restaurant features cosy interiors and intimate tables for two. An open kitchen concept forms part of the experience here, as you witness the action set into pace into preparing each of your orders. The pastas are made fresh, the locally sourced fruit and vegetables are delivered daily to the kitchen, and all the soups, dressings, bread and desserts made on the spot. The menu is all Italian, no fusion. Prices range is IDR 42,000-215,000.
- Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
- Location: Jalan Goutama 17, Ubud
- Tel: +62 (0)361 849 355 2
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/dolcearanciaubud