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Ristorante Babette

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Via Michelangelo 17, 17031, Albenga, Italy
+39 0182 544556
07:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Breda NL
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, lovely views, fresh ingredients. Why, then, was it all so ordinary? There are so very many wonderful restaurants in Liguria - this one just doesn't have the 'wow' factor.

Thank LyonTiger1
Bain Boeuf
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Fantastic food! Very big portions, all served in a beautiful way! We were sitting on the terrace with a view on the island Gallinara! Absolutely amazing and would highly recommend it!

1 Thank Carla B
Westfield, Massachusetts
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858 reviews
726 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

We have been Babette fans for many years. There is a consistency in the quality of the food and preparation, gracious greeting, fair value. Whether you are driving or on foot (as we usually are), it takes a little effort to get here, but it will definitely be rewarded. The lovely view of Gallinara Island, the peaceful beach scene, the... More 

Thank ulysses4
Royken, Norway
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2014

We had a dinner at Ristorante Babette in May this year. We ordered starters and main course. The food was delicious especially the starters! Before the dinner the chief came up to us and translated all the menu which was in Italian and explained what every dish from the menu was made of. Wow! :-) I would recommend this restaurant... More 

Thank 83kamilla
Stockholm, Sweden
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Fantastic location by the seaside but the service was neither happy nor helpful. Unfortunately the food was a big disappointment. Except for a delicious grilled squid it was overcooked, bland and in general prepared without the high standard and care we expect from the Italian cuisine.

Thank jens_mogensen
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

We have just come from the Ristorante Babette which I situated right at the albenga beach with a wonderful view over the sea. The service was really perfect! We were the first at the restaurant and we got translated all the menu by one of the personlell from the kitchen (maybe he was the chief, I don't know). The starter... More 

Thank Kamilla R
Westfield, Massachusetts
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858 reviews
726 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We loved the old Babette, on a central street in Albenga. It was elegant and had almost a French sensibility with regard to decoration, presentation and intimate service. But the store front location on a busy street afforded no parking and some people are not completely comfortable in that neighborhood at night. Now you can find Fabio Bonavia at a... More 

2 Thank ulysses4
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2013

A lovely setting on the seafront,we chose the tasting menu of 4 courses with coffee and little pastries. Could not fault anything.....portions were generous without being overwhelming. The chef introduced himself at beginning of meal:he was charming as were all The staff.I would certainly recommend this restaurant for an excellent evening.

Thank FleurDevine
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We decided to stop for lunch on our way from Genoa to Monaco and picked up the Michelin red guide for Italy to look for somewhere suitable. We identified Albenga as a possibility and like the look of the listing for Babette, so we booked a table and found it just outside the old medieval heart of the town. It... More 

1 Thank Charles01
Westfield, Massachusetts
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858 reviews
726 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 444 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2011

Not more than three dozen people can be seated at the nine tables in this charming store front restaurant in the center of Albenga. The lemon yellow dining room is beautifully decorated with many nice touches; lovely colorful curtains depicting drapery tassels in cheery orange, blue, yellow and green; a few bouquets of flowers; crisp white linens, formal silver and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$62
Seafood, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Michelangelo 17, 17031, Albenga, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Liguria  >  Italian Riviera  >  Albenga
  • Phone Number: +39 0182 544556
The restaurant was founded in 2002 in the city center and in a short time become one of the reference points for quality cuisine of Albenga, then in March 2013 the dream set me up for a new adventure turns into reality with the new location on the beach in the most suggestive of the coast. Babette serves traditional seafood cooked with Mediterranean flair and imagination by the owner Fabio Bonavia and its young and close-knit staff. The menus change every season drawing ingredients from the gardens Ingauni and the Ligurian Sea! A special proposal is reserved to noon with a dedicated menu with tasty dishes offered at affordable price! Bread, pasta and desserts are all homemade Extensive wine cellar with a selection of French wines and sweet wines by the glass

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