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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 6
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  • 1
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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
Perfect evening

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and it was spectacular. Small and cozy place with the best food. Every dish that we ordered was the best we had ever had of that food - steak, pasta, shrimp, fish soup. All were fantastic. The owner/chef came out to talk to everyone. Wonderful find.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Holly B
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and it was spectacular. Small and cozy place with the best food. Every dish that we ordered was the best we had ever had of that food - steak, pasta, shrimp, fish soup. All were fantastic. The owner/chef came out to talk to everyone. Wonderful find.

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Elche, Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great atmosphere with amazing fresh food. Try sea food recomended by chief cook! Regional Vine from sestri levante!!!

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Minnesota / Isle of Man
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Our decision to dine at Balin Cuisine was based on the many glowing reviews in TA, which we've come to consider a trustworthy source. We departed disappointed. Not because we had a bad dining experience: that certainly wasn't the case. Our disappointment arose from high expectations remaining unfulfilled. There was nothing memorable about our meal. The food was good and... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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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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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

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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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
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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