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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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 6
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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
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Small restaurant but perfect! Nice more fish! Menu. The word is fresh fresh and fresh. All ordered dishes were more than tasty, good wine selection, kids friendly. Nice waiter to! Take the phone!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Small restaurant but perfect! Nice more fish! Menu. The word is fresh fresh and fresh. All ordered dishes were more than tasty, good wine selection, kids friendly. Nice waiter to! Take the phone!

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Milan, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Balin Cuisine is Giuliano. he manages a solo play with amazing professionalism. The only helps he gets is constituted by top quality raw materials. Fish, seafood, veggies, meat. So that he does not need to build complex constructions, more compositions of flavors and textures. Nothing philosophical or abstract, everything is very concrete, starting with the fish-soup, I go there as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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
Phone Number: +39 (0)185 44397 - +39 328 2595930
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
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
Cuisine: Italian

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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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