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Dar Baba

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2 Rue de Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-76809
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Milan, Italy
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Managed by a lovely Italian lady, Dar Baba offers classic, quality Italian food combined with an attentive service. Situated just off one of the main bazaar roads within the medina, Dar Baba has a very quaint, intimate and lovely atmosphere. The decor is nice and dishes are really great. We ate so well that we went back for a second... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This restaurant run by a lovely Italian lady is relaxed with attentive and personal service. We came here on our first night in Essaouira and loved it so much we returned for our last. It is licensed, and the wine is pretty good! Particularly recommend the home made pasta and desserts.

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Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

On a recent visit, we ate two nights in a row at Dar Baba. Owner speaks Italian and french and is a real character. Both nights food was excellent and prices are vert reasonable. Highly recommend any of the homemade pastas! This place is a real gem!!

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Thank BauldToronto
Maryland
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Dar Baba while looking for dinner one evening. We were the only guests at the time but lucky us! Everything about our experience was amazing! The owner is Italian. She speaks French and Italian but not English and Moroccan Arabic. Despite the language differences, we managed to communicate well; language was not a problem. She was very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Classic authentic Italian food with home made pasta. Great service, Friendly and attentive staff. Highly recommend this place!

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Thank hayley C
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Lovely escape from the Moroccan food with a great atmosphere, host and food. Highly recommended as all pasta homemade!

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Thank Murray H
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

I visited here on my first evening in Essaouria and loved it. Service is very friendly and welcoming. The restaurant is located on the 1st floor and its décor is in a combination of Moroccan and Italian styles. The food was excellent. I was quickly served and given complementary olives and bread. I had refreshing mozzarella and tomato to start... More 

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Chamonix, France
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Great food, Italian quality and ingredients, simple but refined. Friendly host. Good wine and limoncello! Delicious tiramisu.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Lovely interior, great host (and owner) very welcoming, loves speaking Italian. Italian food done well so you can't go wrong. We really wanted something different after 10 days of tajines and couscous! Tourist prices. Amazing tiramisu and creme caramel. All home made unlike a lot of the dessert we had in other restaurants!

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Thank KarlienH
Somerset
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Nice little Italian restaurant. Home made pasta. Nice but simple food. Decor is a bit basic with tiles on the floor and walls. Friendly Italian lady serving who I assume is the owner. Licenced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
Description
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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