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Biba Beach Cafe - Ristorante Italiano

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Island Ring Road, Facing East, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
+62 819 1727 4648
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Biba Beach Cafe' has won for 5 consecutive years the Certificate of...
Biba Beach Cafe' has won for 5 consecutive years the Certificate of Excellence on Tripadvisor.
Biba Beach is a special and relaxing Italian Restaurant in front of the sea. Specialized in pasta and homemade ravioli, gnocchi and lasagna, we also offer fresh grilled fish.
Our famous italian dessert, Tiramisu, is also made everyday.
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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice

Good food at reasonable prices. Pizza is made fresh and baked in wood fired oven. Friendly staff. Some tables at waterfront. Service can be a bit hit and miss.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Indonesia
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Indonesia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good food at reasonable prices. Pizza is made fresh and baked in wood fired oven. Friendly staff. Some tables at waterfront. Service can be a bit hit and miss.

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Erfurt, Germany
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This restaurant is one of the pricier spots on Gili Air. The ravioli arrabiata were okay, although I have had better arrabiata sauces before. The bruschetta I wouldn't recommend, pretty bland and boring. The pasta in sage butter was quite good. Considering the limits of island life, the food was surprisingly good. There was no pizza on the menu (not... More 

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Thank Marie M
brussels
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Setting is nice, local staff s very friendly. But you come here to eat and food is horrible. Homemade bread was plastic. Grisini hard as rocks. Seafood taste terrible. Rude owner. All wrong!! Plus, expensive! Stay away from this place.

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Thank zoe v
The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Very nice place to stay for a few nights. Nice and friendly people and the most amazing breakfast ever, with homemade bread and lots more. The restaurant serves really nice Italian food, bruschetta, tiramisu etc.

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Thank Alexandravk
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We actually came for pizza, but apparently they stopped doing pizza last year, because it was 'too busy'. We had the homemade ravioli which was great, mushroom sauce full of flavour, butter and sage sauce quite salty. Tiramisu also great! Lovely setting right on the sea, and good service.

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Thank Sarayna
San Rafael, California
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

If you want a break from Indonesian food, be sure to visit Biba for superb Italian quisine. Extensive menu includes scrumptious homemade pasta dishes. Restaurant is right on the beach along the main road, approximately 15 minute walk from the harbor. Food and ice prepared with purified water. Don't miss Biba!

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Thank pekoe911
Moncton, NB
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

I've had over 10 meals at Biba now and every one has been excellent. The pasta is all fresh/homemade and the raviolis and gnocchi were some of the best I've ever had. So much so that I asked the owners to teach me how to make them! Claudio and Sabrina were gracious hosts and they execute their menu very well.... More 

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Thank Erin M
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The food here is absolutely delicious! We were on Gili Air for 4 nights and ate here for two of them! The atmosphere is very romantic, but I'd recommend booking ahead if you want a table right on the edge of the beach.

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Thank KatStevo
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I'm amazed at the negative reviews here - the pasta was homemade, the sugo really good, and the bruschetta might not have the most authentic bread of all time, but it's Lombok after all! I guess perhaps it was the simple approach to the dishes that people didn't enjoy, but which I liked a lot - the chef has confidence... More 

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Thank anna h
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

After 2 nights in Gili Air eating grilled fish we decided to try something different and Biba seemed us the right place. We took 2 glasses of red wine that it was as bad as vinegar. We were very unlucky even with the food: we took tagliatelle pasta with seafood that was tasteless. The only positive side was our waiter:... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Island Ring Road, Facing East, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
  • Location: Asia  >  Indonesia  >  West Nusa Tenggara  >  Lombok  >  Gili Islands  >  Gili Air
  • Phone Number: +62 819 1727 4648

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Biba Beach Cafe' has won for 5 consecutive years the Certificate of Excellence on Tripadvisor.
Biba Beach is a special and relaxing Italian Restaurant in front of the sea. Specialized in pasta and homemade ravioli, gnocchi and lasagna, we also offer fresh grilled fish.
Our famous italian dessert, Tiramisu, is also made everyday.

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