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Pasta Baladin

Rue Derb Laalouj 48, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 (0)6 424 481 36
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Ranked #40 of 175 restaurants in Essaouira
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Restaurant "Pasta Baladin" is a typical and stylish italian Pasta-Bar in the centre of the Medina of Essaouira, close to the historical "Skala" and the portuguese Bastion with the "Remparts".This small restaurant offers: 5 different pastas with 10 different sauces incl. the famous "Insalata Caprese", "Tiramisu"and NESPRESSO-coffee!All for a cheap price: from 4€ to 10€ per person.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Simple but yummy pasta dishes in a small funky restaurant. Was pretty quite when we visited but would imagine it would be great when super busy too!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Nice atmosphere, good pasta, competitive prices. And the portion was of good size. So the basics are covered. No surprises and the price was also competitive. Heartily recommended.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I'm always a little disappointed if I try something and it isn't better than I could make at home. The pasta bolognese was just average. The service was good, but i felt that the flavours needed a little boost.

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Altrincham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My wife and I arrived with our baby daughter from Morocco into Essaouria a little later than we expected and were pleased to find a restaurant offering a takeaway service. We typically aim to eat local food whilst traveling around, but it is sometimes nice to eat something more familiar... like Italian pasta! To be honest, I was a little... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a good choice if you're looking for something beside tagines and couscous, and was quite good value. The pasta was simple but nice and was just what we were after, however the service was awful. We were the first people to arrive at about 7pm and we had to ask a number of times for a menu and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This was a nice place to come after some serious over-indulgence in hard-core Moroccan food. The pasta here is simple, if somewhat overcooked (but maybe that's my problem - my husband didn't notice or care). It's pretty fast food - not the kind of place you'll stay for long. But if you weren't planing on making an evening of it,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

We wanted a simple meal after a few nights of overindulgence. This little restaurant offers superb value. No great choice- but everything is home cooked in front of you and tasty. We had the pasta with chilli and garlic - amazing kick! And pasta with salmon and cream sauce. Both yummy. Bill with bread, oils, olives, two cokes and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for a change to the Moroccan tajines, this is a great choice! 6 of us ate here and all were very pleased with their meal. Great variety, fresh ingredients and impressive interior and vibe of restaurant. Great value of money as quite cheap! Definitely heading back

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Good choice of pasta and sauces - cooked to perfection, as good as in Italy . Fresh ingredients and pasta al dente which was a surprise .... In 5 days we ate there twice including takeaway - the carbonara and fruit de mare was delicious -with fresh Parmesan , loved it

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Nice interior, but food was disappointing, over-cooked and tasteless. Pasta is not freshly made and pre-cooked (!) Instead of Parmesan we were served some grated emmental cheese. The whole experience was pretty disappointing...

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