[NEW POST] Classic & Delicious Italian Dishes at Balboni Ristorante

Balboni is the newest Italian Ristorante and Bar in the busy Megapolis of Jakarta’s Casablanca area. Well, it’s not exactly located in the Kota Kasablanka Mall, but it’s located at the office tower next to it (accessible from the mall). This casual dining Italian restaurant owned by Mount Scopus Group, which brought us the famous The Harvest Patissier & Chocolatier, Negev Art Gallery Bar, and Chateau Blanc restaurant in the city. The restaurant serves not only traditional Italian dishes, but also some numbers of fusion dishes with Sri Lankan toppings which are also popular here in Balboni.

Tampak Depan Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

As I step in, I spotted the award frame on the island bar. Balboni has been awarded as one of the Best Restaurants by Indonesia Tatler. Yay!

Balboni Ristorante Awarded Best Restaurant by Myfunfoodiary

I was also impressed with the whole ambience in this restaurant. The vintage tables and chairs with minimal lighting give the romantic vibe as we dine in. The open kitchen gives an excellent view to the customers where they can see when the food is cooked or prepared. The grocery racks which showcase some pasta, biscotti, etc. also support the industrial retro feels in the restaurant.

Indoor Ambience at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary - collage

Not to forget, in a beautiful outdoor area, there is a big tent with illuminated lamps and a cozy sofa. This area might be a perfect idea to enjoy dinner with your love ones and also a great spot to hold up an event.

Outdoor Ambience at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Together with some other food blogger, Balboni’s Chef, Ivan Tarrago serves us with all the signature dishes. He said that all the food use only the finest and freshest imported ingredients, well this explained why I really enjoyed all the food.

Welcome Bread

A basket of freshly baked bread as a complimentary.

Welcome Bread at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Lychee and Kiwi Smoothie, IDR 55K

Fresh smoothie made with a combination of fresh lychee and kiwi was a good companion for my lunch. Tasty and so refreshing!

Lychee and Kiwi Smoothie at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Lychee Iced Tea, IDR 35K

If you’re looking for something light and fresh, Lychee Iced Tea can be a perfect choice to accompany your meal.

Iced Lychee Tea at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary-a

Insalata Di Mare, IDR 55K – Le Insalate (Salade)

Andrea Giannini as the General Manager of Balboni Ristorante has shown us how to serve the Insalata Di Mare. He puts together all the ingredients inside one medium size of the glass jar, shake it upside down for a while and voila! The flavors were fresh and light with a hint of lemon juice as a dressing, perfect as the beginning of a substantial meal. Recommended!

Insalata Di Mare at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Parmigiana Di Melanzane, IDR 80K – Antipasti (Starter)

Parmigiana Di Melanzane in other words, is an Eggplant Lasagna. This Parmigiana made with slices Eggplants covered with plenty of tomato sauce and Italian cheeses such as Parmesan Cheese and Mozzarella Cheese. The layer of the cheese gives a contrasting sense to the sweetness of the eggplant. It’s very tasty! Recommended!

Parmigiana Di Melanzane at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary 02

Calamari Ripieni, IDR 70K – Antipesti (Starter)

The grilled squid tubes stuffed with some seafood and vegetables inside. It’s such a simple dish and become another delicious appetizer that I can recommend to you.

Calamari Ripieni at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Piadina Alla Diavola, IDR 65K – Le Piadine

Piadina is a thin Italian flatbread and the one I had in Balboni is filled with Beef Pepperoni, Fresh Pepperoncino, Spicy Tomato Sauce and Salad. It’s pretty good and tasty, though the food isn’t warm anymore because we took a lot of pictures when all the food were served.

Piadina Alla Diavola at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Tortelli Di Burro E Salvia, IDR 85K – Home Made Pasta

These simple tortelli are filled with ricotta and spinach, served in a butter and fresh sage. It tastes good, but it would be better if topped with grated Parmesan cheese to add more flavor.

Tortelli Di Burro E Salvia at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Tagliolino Al Nero Di Seppia Con Seppie, IDR 70K – Home Made Pasta

I heard in Italy cuttlefish is so popular and its ink is used to season the pasta or any other meals, just like this black ink pasta. The black color all over the pasta seems scary and those who have never tasted pasta with cuttlefish ink will probably close their noses just thinking about eating it. Well, it’s not as bad as it looks. It’s incredibly appetizing, and full of sea flavor.

Tagliolino Al Nero Di Seppia Con Seppie at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Branzino All’ Isolana Al Cartoccio, IDR 130K – I Secondi (Main Course)

Branzino means sea bass. This sea bass fillet was marinated in olive oil and some other seasonings, served with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Zucchini. I loved how the fish has an excellent texture, juicy, wonderful flavor, and nice smells, makes it a winning dish for me. Recommended!

Branzino All' Isolana Al Cartoccio at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Milanese Di Pollo Con Pomodorini Cilegia, IDR 105K – I Secondi (Main Course)

Crunchy breaded chicken Milanese served with marinated cherry tomatoes and basil. Usually I don’t eat chicken breast, but this one is exceptional. The outer layer is so crisp, while the meat is moist and tender just the way I like it.

Milanese Di Pollo Con Pomodorini Cilegia at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Vegetable Curry, IDR 60K and Devilled Fish, IDR 90K

Balboni Ristorante also has specialities from Ceylon, named Devilled and Curry. There are few options of Curry and meat dish, such as Sri Lankan Curry, Chicken Curry, Prawns Curry, Devilled Pork, Devilled Chicken, etc. We tried the Vegetable Curry and Devilled Fish, which both are delicious. The Vegetables Curry consists of diced mixed vegetables cooked with Sri Lankan traditional spices. Devilled Fish was fried fish served with a sweet and spicy tomato sauce. The best way to eat the curry and the fish is to pair it with some side dishes like Plain Hopper, String Hopper, and Egg Hopper.

Vegetable Curry and Devilled Fish at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Devilled Chicken Pizza, IDR 75K

Devilled Chicken Pizza is one of the popular menus in Balboni. This spicy chicken devil pizza comes with a white pizza dough base, a layer of mozzarella cheese and extra virgin olive oil. This is absolutely delicious! Recommended!

Devilled Chicken Pizza at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

For the dessert, I’ve tried some of the favorite desserts such as Mango Tiramisu, Souffle Chocolate, Cream Caramel, White and Dark Chocolate Mousse, and Velvet Brownie. I love them all, especially the White and Dark Chocolate Mousse, Mango Tiramisu and Souffle Chocolate.

Mango Tiramisu, IDR 60K

This is a lovely summer tropical treat. Tiramisu foam with fresh mangoes and soggy biscuit surely will delight your taste buds. Recommended!

Mango Tiramisu at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Souffle Chocolate, IDR 55K

I must say that this is one of the best souffle Chocolate I’ve ever had. A classic souffle with chocolate. It tastes light, crisp on top, and slightly moist in the center and it creates melt-in-the-mouth feels. I’m so in love with this! Recommended!

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Cream Caramel, IDR 45K

Egg based custard dessert with a layer of soft caramel on the top. This dessert is supposed to come with a soft silky texture, but looks like its overcooked, and it’s lumpy.

Cream Caramel at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

White and Dark Chocolate Mousse, IDR 45K

Two layer mousse topped with cream. It has a very light texture, smooth and fluffy. So delicious! Recommended!

White and Dark Chocolate Mousse at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Velvet Brownie, IDR 55K

Chocolate brownie with nuts and red velvet cake layered with cream cheese mousse. This could be a good choice to satisfy your sweet tooth for this summer season.

Velvet Brownie at Balboni Ristorante by Myfunfoodiary

Thank you so much Balboni Ristorante for the excellent lunch. Overall, I truly enjoyed everything. The music playing was quite good with a mix of upbeat music and pop music. The staffs were friendly, the ambience was great and the price is reasonable. So if you want delicious Italian dishes or some fusion dishes with Sri Lankan toppings, Balboni Ristorante is the right place!

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Balboni Ristorante
Kota Kasablanka Mall, Tower A Lobby , Jl. Kasablanka Raya, Jakarta Selatan
Phone: (021) 29568712
Price Range: RP. 50.000, – – RP. 100.000,-
Operating Hours:
Sun – Thurs: 11am until midnight
Fri – Sat: 11am until late
Free WIFI: Yes
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Author: myfunfoodiary

Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say "Hi". Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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5 Comments

  1. Ci Mul, cobain coconut & mushroom risotto with ebi tempuranya deh
    itu enak banget ci rasanya…
    cici ga cobain durian pannacota ?
    kalau mango tiramisu mang enak ci, paling suka bagian sponge cake
    yang ada di bawahnya, walaupun udah meresap sama kopi
    tetap enak dan ga begitu bitter kopinya
    jadi aku masih bisa makan dan bisa bilang enak

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    • Weleh..weleh.. tnyata km uda dluan cobain ya kesana..
      aku blm cb durian pannacottanya, kmrn kan soalnya mrk yg ngeluarin menunya kita gak request.. :p

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      • Oh cici undangan food testing yah ?
        ada menu baru dong ci?
        durian pannacotta, aku paling suka sama cinnamon crumblenya
        dihidangin sama biscoti juga, kayaknya yg di mango tiramisu

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        • Yup, Selfi.. uda gak sanggup makan apa2 lagi kmrn menu yg dikeluarin bnyk bgt, hihihi..
          kpn2 baru cobain ah… ^^p

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  2. Hello ci, I love your photo and your review! and now I’m craving for the Souffle chocolate! It looks really great and amazing, gotta try that menu sometimes.

    By the way, I’m a new Indonesian Foodblogger, please kindly visit my blog, and may I put link to My Fun Food Diary on my blog?

    Thanks

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