La Luciola is a long-standing favourite in Seminyak and gets consistently excellent reviews for good reason. Serving authentic Italian the food is the number one attraction despite the amazing beachfront views.
It’s a 2-story, open-air building made from thatch, so it can get rather hot without air-conditioning. While you can’t specify a seating area when making a booking, the upstairs level is the prime position, often catching the evening breeze and has the most glorious views over the beach at sunset.
And you must make a booking, because La Looch, as the local expats call it, can get exceedingly busy, especially during the high season between June and September.
The building is nestled in behind a small but beautiful garden that makes an excellent foreground for framing photos of the stunning sunsets.
Access to the beach-side restaurant is through the car park in the adjoining Petitenget Temple, on the opposite side of the car park from Manu Beach Club.
La Luciola is a fantastic brunch spot before it gets too hot in the day. Because it’s facing the setting sun, from around 3 – 6 pm can get intensely hot, especially if there isn’t a breeze (but you will be beside the pool enjoying cocktails at this time anyway, am I right?!)
It’s a little on the expensive side for Bali, but the quality of the food, consistently outstanding service and world-class beachside location make La Luciola a must-visit one of the best restaurants in Seminyak.
Address: Pantai Petitenget, Jalan Kayu Aya, Seminyak
Opening Hours: Mo-Su 19am-11pm
Phone: +62 361730838