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Viale Rimembranza 33 | Importante: Non Fate Confusione Con Il Bar Paninoteca Con Nome Simile Che Si Trova Nella Stessa Strada, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 (0)185 44397 - +39 328 2595930
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7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 251
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  • 79
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What a surprise.....

Very small venue with few tables in an covered outside patio and few more inside but a top notch in food quality and creativity. Limited wines list but with great selection. Visited 2 times, had a great meal on both.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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Fairfield, New Jersey
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Fairfield, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Very small venue with few tables in an covered outside patio and few more inside but a top notch in food quality and creativity. Limited wines list but with great selection. Visited 2 times, had a great meal on both.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The place is tiny...close attention and personal service are guaranteed! Giuliano has spent a lifetime in all aspects of the "hospitality industry" and that is how I knew him...little did I know of his masterly creativity in the kitchen!! The preparation of a myriad of seafood, supervised by his watchful eye, was the rival of seafood I have enjoyed at... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We have spent a week in Sestri Levante and visited Balin twice. The food is exceptional and the staff is just a treat. Everything we tried was excellent. Bravo!

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Watford,UK
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152 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

There are many good places to eat in Sestri but it was the individual touch which stood out here for us. The chef Guiliano remembered my booking by email and came out to chat. Unlike the hotels where we have dined, this felt like a place where care and thought had gone into the food. The provenance of the meat,... More 

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

I came down to Sestri for a couple of nights to escape the hustle and bustle of Milan where I'd spent a few days and enjoyed much of the incredible food at the 2015 EXPO. I used trip advisor to whittle down the top places to eat here. I noticed that this place was ranked 6th but when I looked... More 

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London
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Forget all the beachside and old city tourist traps, Sestri Levante has more than its fair share. Balin is probably the best restaurant here, if not one of the best in the region. The chef/patron (Giuliano) has cooked for those who care, those who know and those who have the money to buy the best, in his time working with... More 

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Hertfordshire
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

If you want to meet the chef before you choose, this is the place for you! We came due to excellent reviews, because looking earlier in the day one cannot even see a menu outside! We had expected it to be fully booked, but on a weekday now just out of Italian holiday season at 8pm we were the ONLY... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Tiny little place, but perfectly put together. The chef Giuliano puts on a one-man show nightly in the visible kitchen, and it's a good one! Every dish a treat.

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Milan, Italy
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We only ordered fish soup, and it was really well cooked, spicy but not too much, maybe I expected a bit more to eat given the course price (approx. 40 Eur). The place is small but welcoming, on the street but with air conditioning in case of need. Worth a visit if you are in Sestri Levante and search for... More 

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Malmö
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We reserved a table here since it is a very small restaurant (8 tables). The food is maybe not the best ever, but still very good, and the service is absolutely excellent. The restaurant is definitely among top 3 in Sestri Levante (we tried many), but also to a rather high cost. Make reservation, and do try it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Viale Rimembranza 33 | Importante: Non Fate Confusione Con Il Bar Paninoteca Con Nome Simile Che Si Trova Nella Stessa Strada, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)185 44397 - +39 328 2595930

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?