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Balzi Rossi

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Via Balzi Rossi, 2, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
+39 0184 38132
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wed 8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We have eaten at the Balzi Rossi for over 20 years and if you read my last review you will know that it was really exceptional. In 2015 there was a change in the team and we had to miss it... NOW, under Pina (Giuseppina Beglia) and a new head Chef (six feet tall Enrico) PLUS Franco in charge of... More 

Thank RwKatz
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

My husband and I were so impressed with this restaurant. We arrived after traveling 11 hours hoping to have a nice anniversary dinner, and Balzi Rossi exceeded our expectations. They mentioned in passing (after providing us free champagne) it was their first day reopened after a renovation and the restaurant is stunning. The view is beautiful, and the food was... More 

Thank keanlm
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Are you a funn of the prehistory and the activities in the caves, then don't miss to visit the two nice museums in Balzi Rossi. The prehistoric burials you can see in the museum and the small sculptures are the strong point of the visit

Thank dib502
Sao Paulo, SP
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233 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Very good Italian Restaurant, good quality and price. Beautiful view, excellent service and good wine selection. Choose the terrace if weather allows

Thank HugoD33
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3,277 reviews
2,062 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,405 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Everything was faultless The staff were attentive but not over the top The food was delicious and everything seemed fresh and cooked to perfection The decor was glorious to look at. The view is magnificent Loved everything about our visit here

Thank SarahCorell
Point Roberts, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Sat outside overlooking the Mediterrean. Potato lasagna special sounded weird but tasted magnificent. A wonderful meal, lovely staff, breathtaking view.

Thank Marilyn A
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What could I say , best food ever , it is like a real home made food , with passion , tasty , privation amaising, 30 minutes driving from Monte Carlo , almost in Menton , drive 50 meters only across the Italian border

1 Thank Ashraf A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is truly spectacular everything from the food, to the courteous staff, and the view. I left this restaurant feeling like it had gained a spot in my top favorites. If it is weather appropriate, I suggest you reserve a table outside, which can be tricky since there are only 5 tables. The inside is very simple and since... More 

Thank lisamarie1124
Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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257 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Mid October and still having on the terrace over the sea. What a romantic site. Looking across the water to Menton with the lights twinkling over the water. The owner in the kitchen doing what she has done for decades putting out perfect plates with the best sea food extant. Franco the head waiter and son-in-law came over with a... More 

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236 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Located on the waters edge right at the border with france, Balzi is a real favourite. In the summer the terrace is amazing and during the winter, inside is warm and comfortable. Sophisticated Italian food served beautifully and a nice wine list. Helpful, friendly staff who don't rush you. Not cheap, but it's easily the best around here!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$66 - $132
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
8:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Balzi Rossi, 2, 18039 Ventimiglia, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Ventimiglia
  • Phone Number: +39 0184 38132
Simply the best kitchen meditteranea

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?