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“Wanted to give it a "very good" but awful ice cream let it down” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Carlo Ristorante Italiano

Carlo Ristorante Italiano
174/1 Soi Naresdamri, Hua Hin 77110, Thailand
+66 (0)32 511 348
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Ranked #14 of 391 Restaurants in Hua Hin
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
London, United Kingdom
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“Wanted to give it a "very good" but awful ice cream let it down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We have been to Hua Hin many times - one of our sons has lived in Bangkok for many years - and we almost always eat Thai. Having wandered off track a little we looked at the menu and although, as would be expected it was quite a lot more expensive than Thai, it looked reasonably priced, and certainly about a third of what we might expect to pay in London.

Although the pumpkin soup - Glo's favourite - was really nice, it was the smallest portion of soup we think we have ever seen. Both pasta dishes were nicely cooked, good portions and the waitress added lashings of Parmesan. My pork dish was "ok". The accompanying veg were cold. I was told that is how it is served!!! Fortunately I had a spinach side dish which was really good.

Now, we really have "puds" but we both love Italian lemon ice cream and that was one of the options. When it arrived, bright green, we were surprised, and enquired to make sure our order was correct, as it certainly looked more like mint. As we feared, there was no taste of lemon at all, nor even mint. In fact it was a tasteless green ice.

Clearly, as all the tables were reserved, Carlo is doing something right. But not for us - he certainly greeted a few guests - but was conspicuous by his absence when we complained about the ice cream. Shame. Do not expect we'll try it again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent new Italian Hua Hin”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We ate at Carlo's twice and really enjoyed a touch of Italian amidst lots of Thai eating experiences.
Carlo was very welcoming and attentive, taking an interest in all diners having a good experience.
The ambience of the restaurant is very good.
We will certainly return on future trips to Hua Hin.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Ciao bella”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Well well a lovely romantic setting with an incredible relaxed atmosphere it was lovely to sit and be waited on by lovely people the owner is so hands on and makes you feel your the only customer he values his cocktails were sublime and the wine list extensive, the food was mouth watering and so delicious it didn't feel right that I was in Thailand when I should have been in a Tuscan hill town munching on local delicacies - although expensive this was worth every penny - plus he could speak Turkish a dream come true to my partner

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Rude miserable staff”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Went for dinner, food was ok but the staff were rude and miserable not a smile between the girls, we won't return

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“On a winner with this one”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We have been visiting Hua Hin for many years and know Carlo from his Lo Stivale days, he really is the most pefect front of house man you could ask for and we were delighted to find his new restaurant. You are greeted warmly and looked after very well, the menu is extensive, the food is excellent. I loved the setting of this new restaurant and I'd recommend it to anyone, you will not be disappointed. The amount of repeat business coming here tells you everything you need to know.

  • Visited September 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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