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Dar Baba

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2 Rue de Marrakech, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 5244-76809
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
London, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles 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. We enjoyed a delightful and delicious meal here and some rather good local red wine... More 

Thank B-McTavish
Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 the acclaimed young couple everybody talks about was not there, and the lady in charge... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Change of pace, excellent Italian food. Wife had salad and I had a pureed veggie soup. Then, meat lasagna for her and meat ravioli for me. All delicious. Nicely decorated place. Owner enjoys what she does with a warm smile and great disposition.

Thank CharlieinTexas
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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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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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!!

Thank BauldToronto
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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!

Thank hayley C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 6
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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