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“Good mains, average deserts”
Review of Zibiru

Ranked #26 of 553 Restaurants in Seminyak
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Since opening its doors in August of 2012, Zibiru has garnered a loyal following with its regional Italian cuisine made from fresh ingredients. The restaurant has something for everyone, from food enthusiasts to wine lovers: During the day a gastronomic deli, offering sandwiches with premium Italian products as well as vegan and vegetarian choices. 5 to 7pm is Aperitivo time with wine tasting and a chance to sample complementary bites from the kitchen. Come at night to listen to soul music and jazz, an ideal soundtrack for friends catching up or for couples seeking intimate conversation amid a romantic setting. We offer a feast for all five senses, providing a little refuge from the noise and liveliness of Seminyak. Adorned with authentic details exuding old Bali charm, Zibiru revives the romance of the past with its whitewashed facade, hand-carved wooden interiors and handmade furnishings. We offer three different dining experiences: al fresco in the garden amidst lush tropical flora; under the stars of the rooftop lounge; or in the haven of its non-smoking interior. The menu showcases the best offerings from the field; market-fresh fish arrives daily, bread is homemade on site, and pasta is handcrafted from scratch. Organic heirloom vegetables are harvested from Zibiru's own environmentally friendly farm in the mountains of Bali. Zibiru offers a chance to taste the splendor of Italy's various regions all under one roof. Live jazz every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fine dining quality at more palatable prices. Main courses are the star while service is very attentive. Chicken was a standout, though fish could have done with more flavour.

Deserts, however, were a let-down. Could do much better.

Mosquitos are a bit of a downer so go prepared (long sleeves), though repellant spray is offered for free.

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

We love Italian food and Zibiru surpasses all expectations.The Italian owner & chef Luigi mingles with the dinners in that friendly, charming Italian way. With indoor, garden and roof top dinning (amoungst the fragrant basil bushes growing in pots), this restaurant creates an atmosphere of intimate dinning. We go back to this restaurant time and time again in our 2 week stay in Bali for its mouth watering food & peaceful atmosphere. The prices are well below other restaurants in Seminyak for this quality of food, and with a complimentry ice cold lemoncello at the end of the evening , makes for a memorable dinning experience.

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Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

The setting was magical. We were seated on the top terrace. Just the five of us. The setting was delightful. 24 degrees centigrade or even a bit cooler (which is the July time in Bali).

We just did an Italian omakase (which is Japanese for letting the host decide what we should eat). Mauro our maître d' helped choose the dishes for us. Each and every starter and main course was delectable and a lot was new to us (despite us being total foodies and very much into the Italian fare).

Anniek (our host) was ever so attentive and helpful and cheerful with the change of plates / dishes / orders.

All in all this was a magical setting and most memorable Italian meal we have had in bali in the last years or more.

Deserts were totally yummmmmm!!!

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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Genuine food in a hidden corner. Indoor and outdoor garden seating with soft live jazzy-bluesy background music which brings a nice atmosphere. Short but great wine list!

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

The meal at Ziburu was absolutely delicious. The pasta everyone here on TA is raving about is as good as described. You can tell that love and effort goes into the preparation. The service was slow and I'm not saying that is a bad thing, just uncharacteristic for Bali (and helpful to know before you go - we're used to a more prompt turnaround). The extra time allowed us to enjoy the strong cocktails and the live jazz band, a nice touch (even if a little on the loud side). The chef and host were delightful - it was great to have an opportunity to talk to them about their restaurant and what they have on offer. They do not open for lunch.

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