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All 133 Sestri Levante Restaurants

Balin Cuisine

Viale Rimembranza 33, 16039 Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 (0)185 44397 - +39 328 2595930
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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English first
Vienna, Austria
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wow, that was amazingly good food and service. However, please reserve as the restaurant has only very few tables, very small. But this is also the good thing, you will be treated by the chef. Good wine and the tremendous fish soup is a must. You'll be surprised. Thank you for the wonderful evening. We wanted to reserve for the... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We saw the excellent reviews and went to have a look at the location. It was early afternoon and the chef/owner Giuliano was busy preparing the menu and ingredients for the evening (no lunches)-he took the trouble of coming out to us and have a chat.His enthusiasm was infectious and refreshing and what a character.We went for dinner that evening... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The chef at Balin cuisine is an artist. I was fortunate to eat here a couple of times during my stay in Sestri. The menu changes every night, based on the local catch, and you are never disappointed. Giuliano makes every dish himself, the food is delicately crafted (if you sit inside you can watch him cook) and is always... More

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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I believe it's hard to have a poor meal in Italy away from the busy tourist centres but this place is several notches above even that high normal standard. A small well balanced menu, using carefully chosen local ingredients of the highest quality and provenance, prepared by a highly experienced international chef result in some of the finest food you... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Found this place through TA ratings - top 3 in Sestri Levante, and it definitely is. Seafood is their specialty, but they have beef on the menu. The calamari was the best I have had anywhere, which is as Giuliano promised. The linguini with tuna and with bream were fantastic. Small place, reservation suggested.

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Eindhoven
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

And may be of all my trips there. This restaurant is truly a pearl. The owner/chef prepares miracle dishes, extremely tasty and well combined. I found this restaurant at the end of our stay in Sestri Levant. Which is a pity since I couldn't go there again. And maybe good too, since it wasn't exactly moderatelly priced. Could have seriously... More

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We ate here both nights on our recent stay in Sestri Levante and the food was certainly the best we have eaten in Italy. An interesting menu, beautifully presented and slick service. The owner took time to talk to us on both evenings in his excellent English. Not to be missed!

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Koersel, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Balin Cuisine serves exquisite food. From all restaurants I tried in Sestri Levante, this restaurant serves the best food. But it is also the most expensive restaurant I visited so far in Sestri Levante. If not for the prizes, it would have get an 'excellent' review.

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Milan, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The restaurant is tiny (approx 8 tables max that can cater for 30 max) it's on the waterfront. The tables outside are in a kind of conservatory and it can be mind of boiling in the summer. It's worth asking for a table inside with ac over the summer months. The food is delicious and a welcome alternative to the... More

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Como, Italy
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A place with few seats but very nice, the chef made an interesting one-man show without waiters on that day, he cook only fresh fish that he buys in the local fish-market every morning, Kim - "morone", is exceptional and I would recommend it, a really enjoyable evening, well worth a visit

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