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La Taverna

Chaweng, Ko Samui, Thailand
0 77300421
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Ranked #7 of 92 restaurants in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We went here on our second night in koh Samui. We fancied something other than Thai and my husband being half Italian was craving pasta. The owner is Italian with Thai staff who are very friendly and pleasant. We ordered the buffalo mozarella with tomato and basil which was delicious and tasty. For the main, the hubby ordered the 5... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We discovered this fabulous restaurant in 2012 and decided that we would return this Year on our holiday to Samui and were not disappointed! The food, atmosphere and service were excellent and the Italian owner came over to chat with us and remembered us from our last trip. We had only planned to eat here just the once this time... More

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moss, norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Italian owner, very friendly, he always give you a grappa or something like that for free. Very nice place, 3 different rooms. Nice staff, very good food and not to expensive. One of top 3 restaurants in Chaweng.

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

You can not beat La Taverna in Chaweng. First off... The food is a bit of perfection. Your mouth will leave the streets of Chaweng while you are inside La Taverna and enter little Italy. The owner is the most genuinely sweet man! Make sure you have a chat with him! Tell him "Mrs. Carbonara sent you" .... you will... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you don't know where to look, you might miss this place. it's tucked away in what feels like a cave! it's really cool inside. The food is delicious - Italian favorites with a twist. Will defo. go back, very enjoyable!

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A visit here when in Koh Sumui is well worth the trip, we had a large group of 11 and had not booked but were welcomed warmly and seated in a under cover outdoor area that was beautiful maintained and perfectly presented. The food is Delicious some of the best Italian we have ever eaten, good portions with no one... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We weren't expecting much from this place, which is off a busy main street. However, upon entering the space, it was like being transported to Italy. The Italian owner and his son immediately greeted us and offered us our choice of indoor or outdoor tables. The décor is all Italy, as was the menu, with a wide selection of genuine... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We ate here last week and were happy with everything. I had beef tenderloin which was cooked rare as I like it. Food quality was very good and service also. They don't charge service and tax which I much prefer. I would definitely go back again.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Best Italian food we have eaten for a long time. The restaurant was spotlessly clean and the staff and owner were very attentive. Visit the toilets - the cleanest most sumptuous in Thailand. Visited 9 Feb and will be going back before the end of this holiday.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

"Italian Food" is advertised all over Chaweng but La Taverna towers above others as a truly authentic restaurant of fine quality. We were surprised to discover that, while, Carlo, the somewhat larger than life owner, Is indeed Italian (From Venice), the chef is Thai. It's tucked away just off the busy main road and has a clean, soothing ambiance with... More

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