With a dramatic setting in a two-story, open air wooden pagoda overlooking the beach, La Luciola is one of the most popular casual dining spots in Bali for a sumptuous breakfast, light lunches and romantic evening dining. Set beneath a thatch-roof with authentic locally crafted bamboo furnishings, begin the La Luciola experience by sampling the excellent freshly squeezed fruit juices and refreshing granitas, moving on to their delicious pancakes with fresh exotic fruits for breakfast, or grilled king prawns dipped in thin sweet potato flakes for lunch. The upper level of the split-level structure treats diners to sea breezes while they enjoy Italian- and Mediterranean-influenced pastas, mezzes, and fish and meat dishes, like prawn and snapper pie with truffled potatoes, or the signature pan seared fillet of coral trout with pancetta, marinated artichokes, wild rocket, and preserved lemon dressing. Access to the restaurant is by way of the famous Petitenget Temple’s parking lot next door, or better yet arrive by walking directly from the Legian beachfront. La Luciola is known as “La Looch” to locals is the pioneer of chic-yet-relaxed beachfront dining in Bali. Reservations advised.