Top 5 Italian Restaurants in Phuket – 5 Best Italian Restaurants Phuket
Is there anything more romantic or fulfilling than the perfect Italian meal while on holiday?
Whether you are searching for an enchanting seaside escape, or a down-home Italian cuisine experience, Phuket has a wonderful variety of Italian restaurants to choose from. We are pleased to let you in on the secret of the best restaurants in Phuket to enjoy an Italian meal. In case you are looking for THE BEST Pizza places in Phuket make sure to check out our blog. In the meantime let’s dive in to see the Best Italian Restaurants in Phuket. And here they are, in no particular order:
1. La Gritta
One might hesitate to enter the stunning Amari Phuket in Patong without a room reservation, however, what many people might not know is that within its walls boasts one of the best Italian restaurants in Phuket! With esteemed chef Patrizia Battolu at the helm, La Gritta sits just above the shore of Patong Bay with breathtaking, secluded views of the Andaman – a perfect spot for a romantic sunset dinner for two or an intimate dinner with friends.
To fully explore the scope of Chef Patrizia’s talent, you must try the ever changing, but always incredible Discovery Menu, featuring the finest dishes and flavors that Italy has to offer!
Located on Pansea Beach, Cherngtalay, within the astonishing Amanpuri Resort, Arva Italian restaurant’s Chef Stefano Artosin is using the freshest seafood delivered daily combined with the highest quality imported Italian products to create a menu that is truly authentic. Following the county’s tradition of ‘cucina del raccolto’, or harvest kitchen, Arva’s menu is full of delectable meats, fresh produce, traditional recipes and a lot of heart and skill from the kitchen.
Some must-try dishes include their blue crab salad with egg yolk vinaigrette, homemade spinach and ricotta tortellini with cherry tomato, basil and lobster and a chargrilled daily selection of Andaman Seafood coated with aromatic bread crumbs. Feast on all this and more as you enjoy the incredible Phuket sunset and sea breeze from your table.
3. La Gaetana
With a warm inviting atmosphere and only seating for 32, La Gaetana in Phuket Town is an experience all Italian cuisine seekers should seek. Situated in a converted 80-year-old home, owner Gianni Ferrara is the host with the most, offering pairings with his nearly 25 label wine collection – quite large considering the size of the venue.
The menu consists of fresh seafood and traditional Italian recipes using the highest quality imported ingredients, giving your meal the utmost authenticity. Must-try items include their scampi, tartars and anything that appears on their special board! Though this is more of a fine-dining eatery, La Gaetana is truly a laid-back, enjoyable experience focusing on amazing cuisine and time spent with loved ones.
Acqua Restaurant, located just across the street from Kalim Bay, is one of the most highly awarded eateries on the island. They were awarded by Ospitalita Italiana as the Best Italian Restaurant in Phuket and Thailand back in 2013.
Chef Alessandro Frau 2013 winner of Iron Chef Thailand and recently ranked as one of the top 20 chefs in Asia by Now Travel Asia Magazine. Acqua’s menu is chock full of delicious international cuisine from Sicilian red prawns, to Puglian burrata cheese to American lobster.
Tip: If you are unsure as to what to order, you can never go wrong with one of their incredible degustation menus.
5. Bella Vista
Bella Vista boasts amazing sea views, delicious food and a relaxing ambiance. It’s perfect for a breakfast meetup with family or friends. For those who love an authentic Italian fine dining experience, join us at Bella Vista just before the sunsets. Enjoy an Aperitivo outside under the palm trees. Watch a breathtaking sunset in Phuket and dine on mouthwatering Italian dishes.
Tip: If you’re a Digi-nomad looking for a great place to work while enjoying a few coffees and lunch then Bella Vista is your spot.