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Balin Cuisine

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Viale Rimembranza 33 | Importante: Non Fate Confusione Con Il Bar Paninoteca Con Nome Simile Che Si Trova Nella Stessa Strada, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
+39 (0)185 44397 - +39 328 2595930
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent sea food dishes. The prawns were extremely tasteful. The service is also very good. Prices are a bit on the high side. Call for a reservation beforehand.

Thank Bart T
Basel, Switzerland
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87 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Opening night for a vacation 'en famille' on the Ligurian coast. Promising sunset and views but the meal couldn't convince with a variety of ups and downs. I expect to py for good quality but at this price level I couldn't get very excited about the total picture. Seems the tripadvisor ratings have hyped this chef to amp up prices... More 

Thank RWJanssen
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

This was a total let down after reading all the positive feedback on trip advisor. The service was almost non existing (one waiter for the whole restaurant!). We waited endless for everything...beng served, placing orders, waiting for the bill. For an "upmarket" restaurant they only offered wine and water...no soft drinks or any other drinks alternatives (our 2 teenage daughters... More 

1 Thank travelmadDubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

When in doubt on where to eat, always look at restaurants where you can see the chef cooking. Now imagine if the chef owns the restaurant, imagine if its very intimate, concise and has a well thought off menu. The food comes and it is Sublime, Rustic and yes very very tasty. To add to that, wonderful service and genuine... More 

Thank Malek T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is on one of the main streets. You need to make a reservation because it is very small. There was one waiter and the chef cooking. Service was impeccable and if anything the dishes came out a bit too quickly which is unusual. The chef is extremely good. We will definitely return.

Thank Jocelyn S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

The food is not as good as I expected. The price is expensive too. They have a fresh shrim and offer to us at 120 eur / kg ...

Thank Minh N
Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

This is a very small family restaurant so reservations are needed. The seafood was absolutely excellent, our waiter telling us it had "arrived out of the sea 1 hour ago" and it was apparent that was true. The wine selection is extensive. The desserts we had were a type of flan with fruit over them. Absolutely fantastic. This is a... More 

Thank Jill D
Fairfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Very small venue with few tables in an covered outside patio and few more inside but a top notch in food quality and creativity. Limited wines list but with great selection. Visited 2 times, had a great meal on both.

Thank AMarsNJ
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The place is tiny...close attention and personal service are guaranteed! Giuliano has spent a lifetime in all aspects of the "hospitality industry" and that is how I knew him...little did I know of his masterly creativity in the kitchen!! The preparation of a myriad of seafood, supervised by his watchful eye, was the rival of seafood I have enjoyed at... More 

1 Thank cardiacwiz
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

We have spent a week in Sestri Levante and visited Balin twice. The food is exceptional and the staff is just a treat. Everything we tried was excellent. Bravo!

Thank BPhilB

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
7:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Viale Rimembranza 33 | Importante: Non Fate Confusione Con Il Bar Paninoteca Con Nome Simile Che Si Trova Nella Stessa Strada, 16039, Sestri Levante, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Sestri Levante
  • Phone Number: +39 (0)185 44397 - +39 328 2595930

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