One doesn’t need to fight the traffic of Seminyak to enjoy delicious food and the Bali seaside vibe. Taxis all know the Hitana Restaurant at Bali Niksoma Hotel. Or simply walk along the closed-to-traffic beachside promenade between Jalan Padma and Double Six. The menu is diverse from wonderful pastas, to steaks, to authentic Indonesian fare. The owners also run the successful Mozzarella chain so they know what it takes to maintain a cadre of return diners. Prices are reasonable (net prices) and there’s always an innovative list of 2 for 1 cocktails. Highly recommended are the Spagetti al Salmone, Pad Thai, Cashew Chicken, Basil Chicken and Tomatoe Mozzarella. Sunset dinners on the upstairs lanai are a special treat!