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Local Guide

Best Italian restaurants in Phuket

27 February 2018

It’s a worldwide known fact how heavenly Thailand is for food connoisseurs; and Phuket, as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country is no exception.

Comestible feasts are plentiful and can be found at every corner of every street. And not just Thai cuisines, which are undeniably and unmistakably glorious, remarkable delicacies from almost every other places on the planet can also be easily procured.

And for those who love to engulf a plate of cheesy Carbonara or stuff their face into a large pan of pizza or take a bite of a lovely gelato, here are some of the best Italian restaurant in the southern island province of Phuket specially handpicked for you.

Terrazzo at the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

Terrazzo is a great place for fun families with the taste of Italian dishes, like wood-fired pizza, steaks, seafood and fresh pastas. Parents here can also have cocktails with a view of the beach road, as this restaurant is open all day until 11pm. Having any doubt or question, you can google the name “Terrazzo” and find so many positive reviews about high-quality food, great services, and even impressive location.

Another thing that can guarantee the Terrazzo Restaurant is the name of Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, which is one of the best IHG’s hotels in Thailand. Even you are the residents or not, this place is one interesting destination you should try for the best dining experiences in Phuket.

Salvatore’s Restaurant

An award-winning restaurant in the heart of Phuket. Salvatore’s Restaurant offers finest and most genuine Italian cuisines. It is operated by Chef Owner Salvatore Cossu who has brought his 40-plus years of experience to this small island in Southeast Asia.

Once you step inside, you would feel as if you were magically transported to a classic trattoria in Sardinia. The entire place is decorated with warm and light colors which exude the feel of friendliness as well as professionalism. Salvatore’s menu includes main courses, salads, pizza, desserts, along with a wide selection of great-tasting wine.

If authenticity is the priority when you’re searching for when it comes to Italian delicacies, Salvatore’s is definitely one you need to put on top of your list. 


An upscale marketplace that doubles as a casual-dining restaurant. Bocconcino is where you can shop for the most authentic Italian food items from olive oils to balsamic vinegars and from cheeses to imported wines and champagne.

On the other side of this light wooden delicatessen is an al fresco section where you can order a selection of genuine Italian cuisines. Their signature dishes include chicken escalope Milanese, osso bucco on mashed potatoes, and fresh rocket salad with mushrooms and grana padano cheese. If you visit Bocconcino in the evening, you may be in time for extra main courses and pizzas. After filling your stomach, cross the street to continue your shopping journey at Surin Plaza which is right opposite to Bocconcino.

The Cook

To be in a gastro-paradise such as Thailand, it would be a waste if you don’t get to savor the best of both worlds when visiting an Italian restaurant. Unlike others on this list, The Cook is where you can order both flavorful Thai dishes and delectable Italian plates. Or take a step further and try one of the more adventurous choices on the menu such as Tom Yum Kung Pizza or Durian Pizza.  

Besides the food, dining at The Cook offers a unique experience which makes you feel as if you are simply visiting a friend’s house. The restaurant’s cordial chef owner often shows up to hangs out and interacts with customers. You can also fill your appetite with a comfortable budget at this restaurant. The Cook is located on Phang Na Road in the center of Phuket town.

Ciao Bistro

Pizza lovers look no further. Ciao Bistro is hands down the greatest restaurant you can find for wood-fired brick-oven pizzas. Located near the famous Karon Beach, dining at Ciao Bistro is a fun experience in a relaxing atmosphere yet incomparably superior with its sunset over the ocean view.

In addition to crispy-thin and deep-dish pizzas, Ciao Bistro also offers all-day breakfast, delightful and luxurious afternoon tea, and lovely desserts. The perfect for the whole family to enjoy a nice meal together.

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Patong, Kathu,
Phuket 83150

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The Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is located just opposite Patong Beach, just steps away from golden sands and within a short walk of Patong shopping, dining and entertainment. 

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