They always say, a good Italian meal is something reminds you their mothers’ or nonna’s cooking. And while many Italian restaurants have mushroomed up on the Island of the Gods , we’ve a put together a curated list of our favourite, go-to Italian places in Bali.

La Baracca

Carbonara at La Baracca Bali - best italian food bali

Carbonara at La Baracca

Designed like the shed, it’s back to basics at La Baracca with its rustic interior, quirky accessories and vintage furniture. Opened almost two years ago along Jalan Petitenget, this low-key restaurant serves up authentic comfort Italian cuisine as well as contemporary Balinese-influenced dishes.
Must try: Carbonara and any of the pizzas, really.
La Baracca has two outlets, located on Jalan Petitenget and Canggu respectively.

La Casetta

La Casetta on Jl Bumbak - best italian food bali

Located in Umalas (just right behind Petitenget), the food is done just how Nonna used to cook it. All pizza dough and pasta are made from scratch with the best ingredients and know how available on the island.

Must try: Handmade pastas or Pomodoro e basilico.

La Casetta is located Jl Bumbak 172, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80361.

il Lido Bali

il Lido Bali - best italian food bali

Il Lido’s Mozzarella with grilled peppers and pesto

ilLido Bali’s extraordinary selection of classic Italian cuisine, world-class wines and craft cocktails makes it a welcome Italian addition to the buzzy Seminyak enclave of trendy restaurants. ilLido Bali’s cuisine takes inspiration from the hearty meals that are the ultimate trademark of the Italians’ generosity.

Must try: Mozzarella with grilled peppers and pesto

il Lido Bali is located at Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 38, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 80361.

Bottega Italiana

From the team behind Zibiru Restaurant in Seminyak, Bottega Italiana is a boutique gourmet marketplace which aims to satisfy any appetite with a variety of Italian specialty foods. We like the rotating selection of freshly-made juices and spa water infused with fruits and vegetables grown in Bottega Italiana’s own edible garden—herbs can also be purchased for gardening enthusiasts looking to start their own. 

P.S. We like it quaint and the nice Italian cafe vibe to it.

Must try: Breakfast

Bottega Italiana is located at Jl Pantai Batu Bolong 77, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361.

Jungle Bali

This cute little space with the jungle vibes open for breakfast and lunch only.  From Italian to French cuisine, salmon burgers to breakfast jars, their ever evolving menu has a wide range of variety.
Must try: Their pizzas
Jungle Bali is located at Jalan Umalas 1 kerobokan, Badung, Bali, Indonesia 80361.

Rustica Cucina Italiana

Rustica Cucina sets back in a quiet spot on Jalan Batu Belig and boasts a large space for parking. Expects Italian home cooking made from fresh ingredients.
Must try: Homemade pastas
Rustica Cucina Italiana is located at Jl. Batu Belig No. 1 Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia 80361.

La Gastronomia

La Gastronomia Bali

Perfect for a quick lunch or take-away dinner, La Gastronomia is an underrated restaurant that serves up authentic Italian cuisine.

Must try: Gnocchi and homemade pastas

La Gastronomia is located on Jalan Batu Belig 9D, Bali, Indonesia 80361.

Ultimo

Ultimo a casual dining restaurant that serves up hearty Italian cuisine. Located on the popular streets of Seminyak, Ultimo has been one of the popular to-go places for Italian food.

Ultimo is located at JL. Oberoi No. 104X, Seminyak, Kuta 80361.

For more great nosh in Bali, check out our round-up of Mexican restaurants and our eat clean guide to Bali.