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Bay Leaf Restaurant

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79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
+94 5359653
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff who are very accommodating. Food very tasty, tried the bacon pizza, they are very generous on toppings! Lovey ambience. Would definitely keep visiting.

Thank Talya F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good Italian food. I had the lobster pasta while my friend had a pizza and both of us we very satisfied with our dishes. Interior and exterior of the restaurant look also very classy. I would defintely come back again to have some more Italian food.

Thank Dao P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent quality food served in a comfortable atmosphere. Cocktails are exceptional at Bay Leaf, specially the strawberry margarita. Recommend the pizzas here.

Thank Menekag
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We went to Bay Leaf for a date-night dinner and it's the best Italian food I have had here in Sri Lanka. We ordered the Manicotti con Funghi (spinach ravioli with mushroom+cheese) and Tagliatelle e Pollo Cacciatore (grilled chicken on pasta with tomato sauce). Both were excellent; the Manicotti was a bit too salty but was manageable with the bread... More 

Thank Asuka R
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This Italian restaurant is located in a quiet neighborhood in the diplomatic district of Colombo and patronized by many diplomats working in the area. It occupies an old colonial house and has a verandah with tables overlooking the garden and the street. Restaurant serves good Italian food, including pizza, and wide selection of wines. We came here for dinner and... More 

Thank Manuel I
Mahabaleshwar, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place for lunch with our big family of 14 people, we are Complete vegetarians. I must say great Italian food and authentic pizzas.... Great service and smiling servers Keith and Shannon did a great job. Will definitely recommend this place for a good choice of vegetarian Italian food. They serve a crazy 22 inch pizza option... Enough for... More 

Thank Moksh23
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I have been to his lovely restaurant a few times. each time my expectations have been met...Food wise and service. The choices of food available are many..love the pan fried sirloin steak !! The bar downstairs is great but can be smoke filled at times...suggest better exhaust or even better if it's a smoke free .

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

Today I found another little gem in Colombo to dine and relax in a beautifully restored mansion restaurant surrounded by comfort, service, and above all good food. The hand made pasta was cooked to perfection and served with a wonderful vodka and cheese sauces. The bar was fully stocked and there was a nice Sri Lankan touch of fresh juices... More 

1 Thank Ken K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my wife under the marqee. The fetuccini with modha fish and the seafood pasta were perfect. The fresh bread with garlic butter was really good. It was pleasant outside and not that humid so it was very relaxing. The staff was extremely courteous and helpful. If it's Italian I will always choose Bayleaf.

1 Thank ShanakaRSU
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I have been to Bay Leaf several times with friends,family and work colleagues. The Italian flavours at Bay Leaf are remarkable and the venue is majestic and beautiful. Bay Leaf has also done breakfast and dinner catering for a number of work functions and the food has been excellent . Special note has to be made to thank the manager... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $20
Italian, European, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Waitstaff
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Gregory's Road | Colombo 7, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 5359653
Situated in a grand colonial mansion in Gregory's Road, in the heart of Colombo 7, The Bay leaf serves authentic Italian Cuisine from home made pastas to thin crust authentic Italian pizza. With roadside parking space by its gates and a driveway up to its portico the restaurant is fronted by a large lawn ideal for cocktail parties on balmy evenings.The Bay Leaf also features a Retro Bar that serves delectable wines and a range of beverages.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?