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“Food in local restaurant worthy of high class venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pesto Restaurant

Pesto Restaurant
Moo 1, Laguna Road, Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 82 423 0184
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Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Thai, Pasta
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Everything we do in the kitchen, from using subtle textures and flavours, to seeking out the freshest local produce has the same objective: to stimulate the palate and delight the senses. Our menu which is inspired by authentic Mediterranean and Thai flavours creates a fusion of tradition and innovation, uniting yesterday and tomorrow. Our aim is to transform classic Mediterranean dishes through the use of bold, Asian inflected seasonings and unexpected flavor combinations to draw the basic essence and nuanced flavours of quality ingredients to the fore and allow them to truly shine.
Jeju-do, South Korea
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“Food in local restaurant worthy of high class venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012 via mobile

Had out first Pesto experience this week. Whenever we're in Phuket we eat at the Black Cat, but on this occasion took a friends advice and moved a few doors further down to give Pesto a try.

Great menu - kids had Gnocchi which was excellent.

We ate Thai and found everything not only superbly cooked but superbly presented. If this food were down the road at one of the Laguna restaurants the prices would increase threefold I'm sure!

Seafood salad was exceptional.

Portions a little small - we found ourselves ordering an extra dish but left feeling very satisfied.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phuket, Thailand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Best value for money places in Cherngtalay but be patient”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Either go early like 6:00 pm or be patient but it's well. Worth the wait. You can miss it as it is set back off the road between the 2 sets of traffic lights food is great value and no problems about BYO. Thai dishes especially seafood is good but so is western food. Well worth a try and great value for money

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“used to be great, now average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

In our last October visit review on trip advisor I raved about this restaurant. In a revisit two nights ago the level has dropped quite a bit. While not being bad at all and still cheap, the food is now back to average. It feels like they have changed the chef as the difference was big

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kamala, Thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great value friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

Great Thai or international food at a good price. They are sometimes a bit busy so get there early

Visited March 2012
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

This gem of a restaurant came as a recommendation to us from a friend in Phuket and we were all pleasantly surprised. From the outside you would have thought that this is your typical Thai restaurant, however serves fantastic western cuisine and the presentation is outstanding. It is the first restaurant that I have been to that has a “do not have” board rather than the usual “todays special” board. Very good price structure considering the standard and portions of food served. It is a BYO wine restaurant so would advise stopping in at Wine and Taste on your way there.

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