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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
Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I've been in a lot of fish restaurants in Italy and this is surely one of the best. High quality products from local fishmen. The owen is realy polite and gentle. If you came in Sestri and you can spend some money this is your place.

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Boucherville, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Wonderful. Only a few tables but what a discovery. The chef and owner welcomes you and prepared everything by himself. The food is to die for. We had to go twice during our 5 day visit in Sestri Levante. We will definitely return when back in Liguria.

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Tolmin, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

This is No.1 class restaurant. The cook and the waiter really know what they are doing. They serve guest with passion and the food is raelly excellente. This was the best sea food we have ever experienced.

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Basel, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Inspired by many reviews we visited Balin Cuisine in search of a dinner experience not only above average price but also above average quality...a task that is not so easy to fulfill in Sestri Levante! We bounced into the Chef himself setting up the tables, not really confident that we could gather two seats for the evening. However, we did... More

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