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“Tourist rip-off joint - go to Pom Pui instead” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Villa Pizzeria

La Villa Pizzeria
130 Ratchpakinai road, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
(053) 271914
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Ranked #366 of 1,361 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
4.0 of 5 stars 53 Reviews
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Seattle
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Tourist rip-off joint - go to Pom Pui instead”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Dreadful. Lousy, unfriendly service. The owners refuse to be helpful or do much themselves - instead they angrily bark orders at their staff.
Filthy plates, glasses & flatware. The food can best be described simply as "fud". Stale bread sticks & super-expensive water. What a crime they committed against that wood fire pizza oven! They use frozen pizza crust and are stingy coating it with part-skim mozzarella that tastes more like plastic. I've had better, cheaper frozen pizza at home than what they served up here.
The toilet is grim. Bring your own soap.
If you want some nice Italian food in a lovely garden setting with superior service - go to Pom Pui instead.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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150 reviews 150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012 via mobile

The two of us ordered pasta dishes. They took longer to prepare than another table's pizza, which they said was delicious.

Mmmmm both our pasta dishes were to die for. Bread sticks and parmesan cheese accompanied our meals. Friendly couple own La Villa. It was one of our most favorite meals on our long holiday.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good local pizzeria”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stopped here for dinner feeling like some western food after a few days in thailand. The pizza was very tasty the service was ok but while the staff spoke little english we had no problem ordering. It cost about 600 baht for 3 people ordering 3 pizzas and beers.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney
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48 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Been twice, both times nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Both times we went for lunch and shared a pepperoni pizza. We sat in the garden part which has nice plants and flowering orchids. They serve wine (not something you can get everywhere) and beer and the prices are reasonable. The pizza was tasty on both occasions and was cooked in their own wood oven. The service is fine and the bathrooms are really clean.

Visited August 2012
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Zaragoza, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“*-Mucha variedad, mismo sabor-*”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Italian restaurant with an extensive menu of Italian food, included a selection of several pizzas. Although I anticipate you that it does not matter because all choose pizza taste the same, cheese and tomatoes, but could eventually enjoy the essence of the main ingredient of your pizza. They are good but they are nothing special and the price of them, about 210 Baht, which is expensive.

Undoubtedly, the most damaging to this restaurant is its staff, unprofessional and too slow to serve meals. It took us! 1 hour! until the staff served us our pizzas. Our anger was rising every time we watched as customers arriving later than us got their food before us. To this day I still think they missed our pizzas, as the waitress at 45 min. be waiting for them, we look with astonishment and concern face, as if he had forgotten something! our pizzas! and that chance at 15 minutes our pizzas were on the table.

When pizzas arrived, we were hungry, so instead of eating we devoured it, but as I said before, are good, but simple. Do not expect an explosion of flavors.

When we decided to demand a pay off for the delay (we note that in these countries the word refoulement does not understand it, but had to try, had been waiting two pizzas 1 hour), to which she refused while smile, saying that is what it usually takes and if we wanted to invite us to a coffee or tea. We were not in the mood, so we said no, we paid and left. To this day I regret not getting up in time to the table when after taking 30 minutes waiting for food had not arrived.

If I ever return to Chiang Mai in La Villa Pizzeria not repeat, just as I would not advise anyone.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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