Tucked inside Cherngtalay’s top spot for shopping, Boat Avenue, you will find Luca Cini – A Wine Story.
This cozy little wine shop and osteria in Phuket is serving up delicious dishes using only the best imported ingredients and local produce, as well as selling incredible Italian wines, spirits, pastas and more.
Wine expert-owner, none other than Luca Cini himself, has poured his heart into this little corner of heaven, situated just at Boat Avenue’s entrance in the Laguna area of Phuket.
Luca got his start early in life while exploring the incredible wines offered in his small Italian hometown.
After 12 years experience in the wine industry as an expert in sales management, customer care and education, he began A Wine Story, bringing his knowledge to the shores of Phuket and filling a much needed void in the availability of quality Italian labels on the island.
Every winery, every bottle, every glass has a story behind it, and that is what Luca aims to bring to the table.
When you enjoy your meal or a glass of wine at Luca Cini, or even pop in to pick up something for a special occasion, Luca is there ready to help and give advice on anything you may need to know.
On the osteria side of things, Luca has paired up with Italian-born, award-winning chef, Chef Bruna, who has over a decade of experience of working in restaurants in both Thailand and Malaysia, as well as experience in cooking for Thai and Malaysian VIP. She is best known for her ability to create memorable and bespoke dishes, bringing a taste of Italy to Phuket using fresh seafood and produce from local markets and combining them with quality imported ingredients, such as cold cuts, cheeses, pastas, seasonings and more.
All these, mixed with traditional cooking techniques and Luca’s knowledge and passion for amazing wine, unparalleled service and dedication to creating an unforgettable experience makes Luca Cini – A Wine Story a must for not only Italian cuisine lovers or wine connoisseurs, but for residence or tourists looking for a truly unique and inclusive dining experience in Phuket.