La dolce vita is a pretty good way to describe life in Bali, but even more so when you’re indulging in authentic Italian cuisine made by born-and-bred Italian chefs who have brought their family recipes straight from the motherland. From homemade pastas and pizzas to fresh Mediterranean style seafood dishes, gnocchi, risotto, panna cotta and Limoncello, these Italian eateries are some of the best that Bali has to offer.
The space is what grabs you first at Zibiru, and homey little spot just off the main drag in Seminyak. Whitewashed wood adorns the exterior, while inside, exposed brick and carved wooden doors and furniture add a warm touch, and the garden courtyard abounds with lush tropical plants. Fresh out of the oven focaccia arrives at the table first, followed by milky housemade burrata, thinly sliced Italian meats, and al dente pasta smothered in a rich meaty lamb ragu. Visit the attached gourmet market, [Bottega Italiana Bali], for take-away paninis, cheeses, wines and fresh sauces.