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“Great staff and food”
Review of Vista Mare Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

Vista Mare Italian Restaurant
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Turkish
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Vista Mare is one of the best restaurants located in the north south area of Gili Air island. The menu mainly consists of international dish between western and Indonesian food. The Restaurant is literally next to the beach and has one of the best views on the island. It is strategically located at the point where the sun sets so you can relax and also enjoy from our full bar set menu while enjoying the view. If you just want to relax and enjoy the view without having to sit at the restaurant? No problem, we also have Sun beds where you can comfortably lie down, basking in the warm sun and let our waiters bring your drinks or food. Vista Mare has a solid reputation around the island for a long time and our consistency in services, food and drinks quality is a testament to ensure you have a pleasant experience.
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We ate here a couple of nights. The food is great and the staff is just excellent, the best we came across in the island.

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Vista Mare I, Proprietario at Vista Mare Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2012

thankyou....see you next time...

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Reviewed August 1, 2012

we stayed at the Gili Air Hotel for over 1 week and discovered this little restaurant (which is only 200mt on the left side of the beach) the second or third day we were there......i must say that we never have Italian food when we travel, we love traying out local food and places, hence we visited some of the local warungs(little restaurants in indonesian) in the little village and enjoyed the food, however we went there because we were told there was an italian couple, so kinda sort out of obbligation because there'nt many italians (as we are Italian) on this little island.....but what a surprise! the food is really simple, homemade pasta such as srozzapreti and tagliatelle, pizza, gnocchi, but you can tell is from the heart rather than an obbligation to put a "tourist" menu together! simple recipes, simple ingredients so well prepared! truly a taste of italian homecooking in an "away from all" tiny tiny island in the Pacific Ocean! With only a couple of exceptions we went back lunch and dinner or just for a delicious coffe! Alberto e Bea, the owners, are so sweet and welcoming, everything is spotless clean, but overall is the food that kept us coming back! considering the difficulties in obtaining the ingredients the result is amazing......well done Guys!! very well done! we'll look forward to return!

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Vista Mare I, Proprietario at Vista Mare Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2012
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Grazie,grazie...quello che ci hai fatto è un gran complimento...a presto.
Ciao Alberto e Beatrice

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

We spent 3 weeks in Gili Air, so had a chance to try a few places. Indo food is great... but sometimes, western food is a must for any traveller! ;)

We came across this place while going to the sunset side of the island for a drink. Not too sure to begin with as there was no one there... but it was great! The place was opened just 3 weeks before we got there by a lovely italian couple and we had truly excellent pizzas! It is a bit of a trek if you're staying closer to the harbour (30min+), but the view on the sunset is amazing and the walk is actually nice if the tide is low and you can walk on the beach the whole way. The only downside are the lights from the restaurant itself that are really bright and clash a bit with the magical beach atmosphere at night. We also went for coffee one morning and had really good lattes.

Will be going back for sure if we are in Gili Air again!

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Vista Mare I, Proprietario at Vista Mare Italian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2012

Thank...thank..

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