SUMMERTIME FAB-NESS. Marrying the best of Bali’s tropical ambiance with tantalizing Italian summer fare is ilLido (Jl. Raya Kerobokan No. 38, Bali; +62 361 731 175; illidobali.com).
It takes over the iconic premises of Kafe Warisan, which is within walking distance to Seminyak’s dining and shopping strip. Open for lunch and dinner daily, the 200-seat restaurant offers rustic Italian cuisine, such as grilled octopus with Nduja, and crab cakes with avocado cream and bone marrow crostini. For a wonderful reinterpretation of the island’s natural bounty, sample the duck trio a sinful ménage a trois of duck leg confit, smoked duck breast and foie gras. An insider’s tip: Get a three-course set lunch for Rp.180,000 per person for an enjoyable introduction to ilLido’s delectable dishes.