Top 5 Italian Restaurants in Patong
Patong Beach is arguably the most popular resort town in Phuket, and with that popularity comes an outstanding array of dining options. From Thai and Vietnamese to French, Indian, Lebanese and vegetarian, this cosmopolitan seaside town has venues to satisfy every taste and budget. Today we specifically wanted to look at one crowd-pleasing genre: Italian. This list of the bestItalian restaurants in Patongfeatures our top five recommendations of the best places to dine in the seaside city. These are the kind of places you suggest to your friends, take visiting family, celebrate a birthday or enjoy a special anniversary. Buon appetito!
Located on Kalim Bay (north Patong) and operated by Chef Alessandro Frau, Acqua features a Sardinian-inspired menu, replete with innovative cooking techniques and artistic presentations. There is good reason this fine-dining restaurant is consistently ranked as one of the best restaurants on the island. Beyond the first-class food and impeccable service, it also boats compelling modern design and stunning views out over the Andaman Sea. Some of the standout dishes include the scallops Carpaccio served with Black Truffle and Raw Asparagus in Lemon Juice, Olive Oil and Truffle Essence.
Da Maurizio Bar Ristorante
A gorgeous eatery tucked away between the beaches of Kalim and Patong is Da Maurizio Bar Ristorante, a fine-dining, sundowners, snack and date spot all rolled into one! Locals and foreigners in the know flock here for its unrivalled classic dishes with a contemporary twist and expertly paired wines. Even if you don’t want a full meal, this is the place on the island for a gourmet cocktail and antipasti repast. For something a bit more filling, try the Wagyu Beef Tagliata-Style on a Porcini Mushroom with Mashed Potato, Sautéed Spinach, Carrots, Green Beans and Balsamic Reduction.
La Gritta is an elegant restaurant offering amazing contemporary Italian meals while overlooking Patong Bay. It is always voted as one of the most romantic restaurants on the island. Located in the grounds of the Amari Phuket hotel at the far southern end of Patong Bay, this fine-dining eatery is split into two distinct areas: the indoor, air-conditioned dining room and the open-air lounge. For an unforgettable gourmet dinner under the stars try some of the house specialities: Crema di Gamberi e Zucchini, Fettuccine al Nero di Seppia, Marinara and Spigola al Forno.
Terrazzo Ristorante & Bar
This casual eatery serves up wood-fired pizza and fresh Italian pasta in a friendly al fresco setting; it’s a great place for a fun family meal or ambient dinner for two. For people-watching along bustling Beach Road in downtown Patong, you could not pick a better terrace to sit at. Open all day and serving a great array of lunchtime specials, this is one of the most affordable and sought-after restaurant seats in town. From delicious pizza to mouthwatering pasta, seafood and steaks, you’re sure to find something on this menu to satisfy.
Leo & Mas Ristorante Italiano e Pizzeria
The Leo & Mas Ristorante Italiano e Pizzeria is where astute diners come to enjoy high-quality Italian cuisine, fresh fish, Australian meats, decadent desserts and good wines. Located just off Patong Beach Road, this restaurant serves up some of the best Italian and Mediterranean dishes in Phuket. Choose to sit in the indoor air-con section or the breezy outdoor open-air terrace. Although the establishment is highly renowned for its wood-fired pizzas, Chef Massimo creates a lot of other wonderful dishes too, such as the Beef Carpaccio, Linguine with Rock Lobster, Fettuccine al Ragu, Roasted Pork Loin, Spaghetti Alla Carbonara, Tiramisu and Panna Cotta.