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Biba Beach Cafe - Ristorante Italiano

Island Ring Road, Facing East, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
+62 819 1727 4648
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Ranked #15 of 36 restaurants in Gili Air
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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77% Recommend
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant as it was top choice in our lonely planet guide book. Firstly we were disappointed as there was no pizza on the menu yet the book said there was a wood burning oven. We had bruschetta to start which was nice. The service was nice and quick despite them being very busy but I... More

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bibabeach, Manager at Biba Beach Cafe - Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Dear guest, You came to the restaurant, you browsed the menu and saw we don't do pizza anymore, so there's no reason to complain about that. About the lasagna... We've been serving lasagna everyday in the last six years and we got nothing but compliments for that. Anyway it's subjective, and we can definitely accept a disapproval if somebody doesn't... More

Adelaide, Australia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Biba Beach Cafe is a nice little beachfront restaurant at the far end of the strip that serves good food that's quite authentic, but the owners didn't seem to care too much whether we dined there or not. As we approached the restaurant, my wife (who's Italian) greeted the Italian owners with a hearty 'buonasera' but they barely turned their... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

went here because of lonely planet recommendation on pizza. well no pizza at all for the last year they say. the other food they have, is ok but well overpriced in my opinion and you can eat cheaper in other restaurants. also waiters could be a bit cleanly dressed, if this is a restaurant on "higher" level. and no WIFI!

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bibabeach, Manager at Biba Beach Cafe - Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Hello, when you first entered our restaurant asking for pizza, I promptly said that is been one year we don't do pizza anymore and it's not our fault if Lonely Planet does not update the guide (We already contact them and we cannot do more than that!). We're a restaurant and not an internet cafe', we sell food, not Wifi! More

Aalborg, Denmark
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Went for a pizza, unfortunately their oven wasn't working that night. Ordered bruschetta w/octopus and special super seafood super tagliatelle instead. Bruschetta was soft bread, a lot of olives and very little octopus; at 50K IDR, definitely overpriced. Tagliatelle (90K IDR) was better although king prawns were mushy and pasta didn't feel home made as they state. Including drinks, the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Order the mushroom gnocchi with cream sauce -- it was like truffled mac & cheese only better!! The service was great, the facilities are clean, and there's tons of seating on the beach.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The service is average, the owners seem like you are interrupting them anytime you go to pay and don't have any interest in conversation or getting to know you. The staff seem like they are just doing their job and don't seem like they really want to be. The lasagne is one of the best I have eaten anywhere in... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Ok, to start with, this restaurant doesn't do pizzas. And the rest of the food is far from impressive. We ordered gnocchi with tuna and lasagne. The gnocchi had chewy, fishy tasting tuna that made me naucious. The dish was also very plain and dry, not good tasting. The lasagne was maybe worse. It didn't have any taste and was... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Romantic restaurant by the sea and candlelight. The lasagna was great and the homemade bread is a miracle in Indonesia. The Fritto Misto will remember forever.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We had dinner at Biba Beach Restaurant. Because of the good reviews and the need to make a reservation, our expectations were high. Not needing very much to be happy with food, we were very disappointed by the meals served. Pasta was overcooked and the shrimps were still grey. When we told the waiter that the shrimps were not good... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

I was with a party of four that chose Biba based on its excellent TripAdvisor reviews. We made our reservation, arrived promptly and were seated. We enjoyed fabulous anchovy bruschetta and ordered: bolognaise tagliatelle (2), super seafood tagliatelle, and tomato and clam gnocchi. When our entrées arrived, we were supremely disappointed. The pasta was limp and tasteless and 4 of... More

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