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“Surprisingly good”
Review of Blu D'aMare - CLOSED

Blu D'aMare
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

After experiencing a few dodgy 'Italian' meals in Indonesia, this one was surprisingly good. They offer a range of pasta, three varieties of which they make fresh - I had the Gnocchi, which was very nice. The sauces are a little hit and miss - the arrabiata is ok.

The setting is great, as with most places aling the beach. The music coming from the Luce D'Alma Bar next door may be annoying if it's not to you taste...

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Jackson B
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  • Danish first
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English first
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Italian”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

The bruschetta was really very good given the location and price. The pasta itself was nice but the sauce was average-- the olives were really bad which let the rest down. Still, overall a nice meal, reasonably priced.

Visited December 2012
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Manchester, Connecticut
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303 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian Fare in a Sunny, Open-Air Setting”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

While on my vacation, I had been eating only Asian cuisine and needed a pasta fix on Day 7 of my time out of the country. Blu D'aMare came to the rescue and I was happy to experience authentic Italian fare in a sunny, open-air setting.

Prompt and friendly service was given to me and the tasty homemade tagliatelle with prawns and vegetables was done al dente. You have the option of going across the street for beach front dining under the large cool blue umbrellas or eating inside the breezy restaurant. There are other menu options besides pasta that looked well-prepared as the waiter walked by to serve another table.

Do give Blu a try. You won't be disappointed.

PS Heads up. They do not accept credit cards but do accept US or local Indonesia Rupiah dollars.

  • Visited October 2012
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Nottingham
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134 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Arrogant owners”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

This place seems to be a victim of its own success. we chanced upon it one night. In retrospect I should have thought twice when on the doorstep we encountered the owner cross questioning another party about their booking before finally letting them sit down. The service was very slow- because the one poor waiter (a local lad who was very polite and trying his very best) was left to serve the whole restaurant. Meanwhile the owner and his partner sat sour face just a few metres away from us. They could have easily helped to bring us a menu, take an order etc. Even when were waited 20 minutes to get the bill they still wouldn't assist the waiter. It was shameful their behaviour. Yes, the pasta was delicious but the bad atmosphere left a bitter taste in my mouth.

Visited October 2012
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Thank beachbabyNottingham
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great pizza”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Loved the sunsets, awesome mojitos and pizza. The girls who served us were very friendly and efficient.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Swooser
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