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Dar Baba

2 Rue de Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-76809
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (8 reviews)
“tagine” (4 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2 Rue de Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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1 - 10 of 63 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the dining room, the menu, the service, the drinks list (which is very reasonably priced) and the atmosphere. It's a little Oasis of calm in the middle of the Medina for when you want something nice and simple.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

After a long week eating tajines and moroccan food, we arrives to this little cozy restaurant. Pasta was fantastic and the woman running the restaurant was so friendy. Highly recomended!

Thank Moldava
Reviewed 8 January 2018

My family and I just returned from a pleasure trip to Morocco and ended our visit in Essouaria. We had had two weeks of tagine and kabobs was were craving a glass of wine and a change of diet. Dar Baba is located in the...More

1  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We loved the decoration of this restaurant, and the food didn't let it down! it was a very nice quiet haven from the buzz of the medina.

Thank Hélène S
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Nice change from the sweetness of Moroccan food. Small but with great service - try to get there before 9pm.

Thank 4x4fundi
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Wonderful little Italian down a side street in Essaouira, super friendly host and really very, very good Italian food, great for kids too - the host brought out a board game for us to play and was genuinely lovely; highly recommend.

Thank julielomax987
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

What a delightful and charming little restaurant. Atmospheric, character full and friendly. All in all a superb dining experience. I really cannot recommend Dar Baba highly enough.

Thank keithchristinep
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The home made gnocchi made me travel back to Italy with a bite! Nice atmosphere and competitive pricing! Delizioso! Un must per chi ha voglia di un piatto italiano in Essaouria.

Thank leonardoMkts
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

On a very rainy and cool night in Essaouira my partner and I ventured into this arty, funky and old world tiled, jazzy establishment to be greeted by a lovely Italian lady who explained their home-made Italian pasta dishes in Italian, French and English too....More

Thank B-McTavish
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We wanted to change from moroccan food, so we found this Italian for hazard. The place is very typical, showing a nice and cosy fusion of moroccan/Italian decoration. We instantly felt in an Italian home. The food is really good reminding real homemade Italian. Unfortunately...More

Thank Unexpected1013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Rue de Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
  • Location: Africa  >  Morocco  >  Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region  >  Essaouira
  • Phone Number: +212 5244-76809
The true Italian cuisine with good product Moroccan ,Dar Baba is located in a side street of the main street of Essaouira, we find the symbol of the restaurant or camels eat spaghetti. The restaurant is on the first floor of a beautiful riad light. Selection of wines, beers, cocktails. variety of homemade pasta, lasagne, gnocchi, ravioli, tagliatelle, pappardelle etc.. you can even choose between traditional spaghetti bolognaise or chilli garlic oil or penne with ham cream, or Arrabbiata. various specialties depending on the season or climate. menus for vegetarians and special attention to desserts. hygiene and the service at "European" all homemade. _________________________________________________________________________ La vera cucina italiana, con il buon prodotto marocchino.Dar Baba si trova in una strada pedonale laterale alla strada principale di Essaouira, si trova il simbolo del ristorante,un cammello che mangia spaghetti. Il ristorante si trova al primo piano sotto la bella luce del riad. Gran selezione di vini, birre,digestivi,cocktail.Vasta varieta di pasta fatta in casa, lasagne, gnocchi, ravioli, tagliatelle, pappardelle, ecc. si puo anche scegliere tra la tradizionale bolognese spaghetti o aglio olio peperoncino o penne con crema di prosciutto, o Arrabbiata. Varie specialita a seconda della stagione mare o clima. Menu per vegetariani e una particolare attenzione nei dolci. L'igiene e il servizio al italiania con il sapore dei prodotti locali.Tutto fatto in casa.
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