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Bay Leaf Restaurant

79 Gregorys Road | Colombo 7, Colombo CO 800, Sri Lanka
535-9653
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Ranked #61 of 290 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
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I have had dinner and lunch several times at Bay Leaf. It is in a very convenient location. I love the beautiful old house setting. The pastas are generally okay. I really do not recommend the pizza because it is made of low quality ingredients. Each main is between 900-1300 rupees. I recommend having the specials. My main concern with... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you want to have a good pizza in Colombo .. Bay Leaf if an excellent option. Recently me and my wife had one of their Lamb pizza's which was perfect!.. tasty and NOT a bit oily. The location was nice .. (its close to the road so you do hear a few vehicles zooming by). They have an Air... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Food made to perfection & the restaurant looks lovely! The quantity was slightly below average but all items ordered were superb in taste and quality. Had the tiramisu and it was simply delicious! Would visit again one day!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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
37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 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
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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
34 helpful votes 34 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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