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Bonito Fish Bar A New Casual Dining Destination by Maurizio Bombini

Bonito Fish Bar A New Casual Dining Destination by Maurizio Bombini

FoodieS Team
25 March 2022


Umalas welcomes "BONITO FISH BAR", the sister restaurant of MAURI Seminyak


Chef turned restaurateur, Maurizio Bombini, known for his success with MAURI restaurant, and co-founder Luigi Amorotti, are excited to share their home land of Puglia with us once again by creating BONITO FISH BAR – a fresh new concept within a relaxed social atmosphere, to enjoy fish and seafood, raw or cooked.

BONITO offers guests fresh fish and seafood that is 80% sustainably caught from the outer ocean regions in the archipelago – Bali, Lombok, Flores and Timor – along with imported premium crustacean. There are plenty of mouth-watering imaginative plates set to alter the seafood dining scene in Bali prepared crudo, pan seared, roasted, deep fried and more.

Proud to be the first fish & seafood Delicatessen in Bali, BONITO also provides freshly cut fillets and shellfish beautifully displayed for selection in a chilled, enclosed counter display for guests to cook at home.

“BONITO is much more casual than MAURI. It is an emotional expression of my deep connection to seafood, the same way we enjoy it in my hometown in Puglia”, explains Maurizio Bombini.

While Maurizio will continue with his flagship MAURI, he will be working closely with BONITO’S Executive Chef, Vittorio Negri – also known in Bali as “Don Vito.” Chef Vittorio leads the culinary team that has shaped the overall food quality and experience.

For many years, these two Italian Chefs have shared the same culinary culture and passion. Don Vito has also made several appearances during MAURI’s Italian Series – a four hands dinner event with the best Italian Chefs on the island.

 “Along my journey I have met many producers, farmers and fishermen who dedicate their lives, working within their natural environments, to provide the best quality. I believe that cuisine is a craft and at BONITO we have created an ‘ocean to table’ experience in the most sustainable way possible. I look forward to bringing the skill and passion of these artisan fishermen to the cooking and to our guests“, says Chef Vito.

One of the signature dishes is “BONITO BITES” which consist of 12 delicacies, depending on the catch of the day, presented on one plate or guests can savour the Seafood Platter, with a selection of raw and blanched items. Another must try is the “BONITO ROSETTA”, an Italian sandwich made with a natural no-yeast bread fermentation, offered with a choice of tuna and stracciatella cheese, soft shell crab, poached lobster or crispy octopus bites – to name a few.

BONITO is the second collaboration with Bali’s premier interior designer, Caroline Usher, owner of UBD, who also designed the successful MAURI restaurant.

From the beginning, the idea was that BONITO would be a sister concept to MAURI and, as such, its design echoes many of the elements of its predecessor; contemporary design yet with traditional refinement and elegance; a clever use of the available space and a calm and a welcoming feel with just that little bit of theatre. We’ve designed a place that encourages you to linger and to truly savour the great food, drinks and service on offer“.

This unique restaurant offers alfresco and indoor dining on two levels and a take-ut service. The outdoor terrace, perfect for aperitivo, accommodates guests on eco-crete fish scale tiles, a mixture of recycled plastic bottles and concrete created by Della Santa Studios. There are 160 recycled plastic bottles collected from Bali’s shores in every square metre.

Inside, the pescatarian restaurant features a long counter bar where guests can contemplate their dishes under the expert guidance and curation of Don Vito and his talented team. For a more private experience, the second floor has a second terrace which also houses an indoor, air conditioned room that can accommodate 20 guests, perfect for private events.

Bonito Fish Bar

Jl. Bumbak Dauh No.5, Kerobokan, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361

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