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“Probably the best italian cuisine in Thailand” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ziva

Ziva
Kai Bae Beach | 51/13 moo4, Ko Chang, Thailand
0878016159
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Ranked #7 of 161 restaurants in Ko Chang
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Ziva Italian Restaurant is a beautiful little restaurant housed in a thai-style house in the center of Kai Bae village. Guests can choose to dine inside in a stylishly decorated restaurant or outside in the charming planted garden. Ziva specializes in authentic Italian cuisine made with passion by the Italian owner, Fernanda. Delicious pasta dishes and pizzas; excellent fish, seafood and meat preparations, a good selection of wines and sublime deserts for a truly tasty Italian experience in Thailand. Ideal for families with children, couples looking for a romantic night or any traveler tired of I-thai-lian food and in need of the real thing. Pizza orders from 2 pm; restaurant open from 5:00 pm until 11pm.
Bangkok
1 review
“Probably the best italian cuisine in Thailand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Truly italian taste, same as we are in Milano.
Sorry to other popular restaurants: Lemon Cello & Zanotti (BKK), or M&M (Phuket), i think that the taste is really outstanding. The owner (Chef) herself is based in Koh Chang for 7 months then back to Milano, the taste is comparable to same as 5 stars ristaurante there. The ingredient and material are carefully selected, mostly from imported source. The presentation may not that flashy, but the taste is second to none.
I am not good in writing review, but definitely, 400 km from BKK is not too far for me for true Italian cuisine.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ko Chang, Thailand
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Best Italian restaurant on Koh Chang”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Living on Koh Chang, we are very regular visitors to this wonderful restaurant. Fernanda has a passion for good food and quality cuisine and never misses an opportunity to display her talents. Her meat and fish/seafood dishes are wonderful (fabulous meatballs, delicious stuffed-squid, etc.) and her deserts are out of this world ('Tris Ziva' is a must). The service is impeccable and the atmosphere warm and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
“Best test of desserts and italian pasta.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I have been in Ziva restaurant last week with friends....we enjoyed pizza 's Italian style . We ate in the garden outside ( a mix of italian and Thai style ) .... so nice atmosphere. All the food that we have tried was genuine italian taste. We suggest to try pasta: Zola and Spinaci and Funghi and Pancetta. Excellent pizza .... But don't miss the tris of desserts. Famous delicious homemade Tiramisu .... never had so good before !! Good service careful and friendly owner .... We really felt at home!

  • Visited November 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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“Had my hopes up”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I ate here with some friends on a recent trip to Koh Chang because I saw all of the good reviews here on Trip Advisor. I was also excited to read that the owner is Italian.
The restaurant is quite cute and the waiter was very nice, but the food wasn't so hot. I ordered the lasagna, but was disappointed because it had no flavor. My friends ordered a pizza and said the pizza was just average and that it also didn't have much flavor.
We cheered ourselves up with shakes across the street.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Bangkok, Thailand
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“Great food great host....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I have been leaving in Thailand for quite some time and this restaurant really serves the best pizza and pastas in all Thailand. Nice and cosy set up and a very nice host.......a place once you go you want to go back......

  • Visited October 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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