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“Real Italian food on the beach in Phuket” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cefalu Restaurant

Cefalu Restaurant
Choeng Thale, Phuket 83110, Thailand
07-621709
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Ranked #17 of 60 restaurants in Choeng Thale
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: The owner Duilio is well known in Thailand since 1994 with his previous Restaurants DUILIO'S, in Pattaya and Bangkok. Genuine regional Italian cuisine at its best. Quality and value for money. Extensive wine list at unbeatable prices. Catering and Home delivery.
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“Real Italian food on the beach in Phuket”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We have been to Cefalu many times. The food is excellent and authentic Italian. The service is excellent too, very attentive. The owner is often there and he comes to the table to say hello. I recommend the Gorgonzola and walnut salad, bruschetta pomodoro and penne norachina. They have an excellent lunch special too: salad baht 129, any pizza baht 199 or any past baht 179. I also can't forget the carafe of wine for baht 790 ( the house Italian) it's excellent!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Helsinki, Finland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“italy at surin brach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

we had a lot of pizza, well equiped, good but, it did not knock me out. antipasti and some stuff called pizeroni or something. deep fried filled with iralian incredience. very italian in Phuket. that was good. no problem to recommed it - twice a day thai food makes me long for something else. and this fills the gap easily.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phuket, Thailand
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Good value with fabulous setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Cefalu never lets us down. It's one of my favorite places during low season, especially for the lunch specials. The salads are always fresh and the pizza is extremely good. On more than one occasion I have also indulged in trying out the dessert selection. The restaurant offers both seaside and indoor seating. It's very nicely appointed and always clean. The staff and management really takes note and customer service. As a local, I appreciate getting a decent full bodied wine for 900 baht. Keep it up guys and I'll continue to return.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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bangkok thailand
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“Great Italian food placed in Surin Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

the restaurant offer a lovely ambience located in amazing beach of Phuket ,


their Pasta & Pizza is authentic Italian style super tasty and in value is reasonable ,


good for couple and family dinner

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Karachi, Pakistan
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“Great Italian and Good Thai Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We werent sure if a thai/italian combo place was something we wanted to eat at (though later we found many many more similar restaurants!) but decided to take a punt, and are glad we did -

the restaurant is on Surin beach, so you have a great view of the sand & water. Seating is comfortable, and atmosphere is nice. We ordered fried squid, chicken green curry and a linguini. The first 2 were good, but the linguini was quite excellent and we were surprised to find such good italian food on Surin beach!

We got some complementary pizza bites to start with, which werent very good, so we stayed away from the pizza (we didnt realize the full pizzas were supposed to be excellent).

Id definitely recommend a visit - one blotch on the service however was that out of the 5 tables eating at the same time as us, the chef went and visited each and every one to ask them how things were, etc., but conspicuously skipped us.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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