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Bay Leaf Restaurant

79 Gregorys Road | Colombo 7, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
535-9653
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Ranked #62 of 288 restaurants in Colombo
Price range: $7 - $20
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Situated in a grand colonial mansion in Gregory's Road, in the heart of Colombo 7, The Bay leaf serves authentic Italian Cuisine from home made pastas to thin crust authentic Italian pizza. With roadside parking space by its gates and a driveway up to its portico the restaurant is fronted by a large lawn ideal for cocktail parties on balmy evenings.The Bay Leaf also features a Retro Bar that serves delectable wines and a range of beverages.
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  • English first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a really lovely restaurant with a nice atmosphere. Cocktails were good too however I didn't think the pizzas are as good as the other reviews suggest.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a great place to have some Italian food. the pasta and ravioli from the restaurant were really nice, and they had one of my favorite pizzas in Colombo i.e. Harpo's Pizza. The environment was really beautiful and the restaurants had the names like red, gold so we could choose environment according to the occasion. This place is a... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A superb place to have authentic Italian food, which is a little bit expensive. However the location, food and the drinks are excellent. The mojitos are a little sweet for me n I would suggest the restaurant should make it more spicy for the locals.

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Bangalore, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Pasty Risotto! Just so bad that it scarred me to return. I am told pizza is the way to go, I ain't going there anymore. There are a few key dishes every cuisine holds sacred and you ruined it for me. The only good thing about that Risotto was the Red Basil leaf as garnish!

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Colombo
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A centrally located restuarant serving delicious Italian cusine. Housed in an old colonial buidling at Gregory's road, this place is an uncomplicated choice if you want to have dinner (pre-partying drinks and dinner) with a bunch of friends. The menu is quite straighforward and the food is of super quality. Don't expect anything romantic or exotic here. But it is... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

They have a wood fired oven. The pizzas are amazing. Very authentic. And the ambience is old world. Great place to spend an evening.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Good selection of Italian food with plenty of vegetarian choice, outdoor wood fired pizza oven that produces decent results. Usually has a selection of “specials” that can be somewhat special. Service is good, attentive without being overbearing and generally pretty quick. Interesting old Colombo colonial style residence converted to the restaurant with outdoor, verandah and inside (a/c and non-a/c rooms).... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It was my first dinner at Bay Leaf which was recommended by one of my friends. I am not a fan and expert of Italian food except Pizzas. But I must say I enjoyed the experience. The menu of Bay Leaf has a wide variety including drinks (wine and cocktails too), starters, mains and deserts. I enjoyed a sparkling wine... More

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Cairo
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Normal restaurant. Food quality is moderate. They took a lot of time to delivery food. What I don't like is that they are arguing you about your requests. I asked for two dishes from the menu. They told me that both dishes will be served in one plate. I refused but they deliver both in one plate.

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Chennai (Madras), India
Top Contributor
162 reviews 162 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

First thing that occurs to you about the restaurant is that its a quaint old stately house that has been converted into a restaurant. There is a large drive way and a lovely foyer downstairs. Each of the rooms of the house has been converted into a dining area with a color theme. While some of the rooms are large... More

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