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“On our 2 month stay on Ko Samui we ate at La Taverna at LEAST every two days!” 5 of 5 stars
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La Taverna
Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
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Ranked #11 of 148 Restaurants in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
San Francisco, California
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“On our 2 month stay on Ko Samui we ate at La Taverna at LEAST every two days!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

You can not beat La Taverna in Chaweng. First off... The food is a bit of perfection. Your mouth will leave the streets of Chaweng while you are inside La Taverna and enter little Italy. The owner is the most genuinely sweet man! Make sure you have a chat with him! Tell him "Mrs. Carbonara sent you" .... you will most likely get a free lemoncello, grappa or espresso at the end of your meal! ..... and the bathrooms.... Cleanest restrooms in a Samui ( and they take great pride in that)!!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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“Stunning food, great setting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you don't know where to look, you might miss this place. it's tucked away in what feels like a cave! it's really cool inside. The food is delicious - Italian favorites with a twist.

Will defo. go back, very enjoyable!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A visit here when in Koh Sumui is well worth the trip, we had a large group of 11 and had not booked but were welcomed warmly and seated in a under cover outdoor area that was beautiful maintained and perfectly presented. The food is Delicious some of the best Italian we have ever eaten, good portions with no one at the table left disappointed. There were some lounge areas with large tv screens to chill out at and plenty of well positioned private dining areas for those looking for romantic dinning. All staff were attentive and very pleasant and we will defiantly return next time in Chewang.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Rosa, California
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“A side trip to Italy in Koh Samui”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We weren't expecting much from this place, which is off a busy main street. However, upon entering the space, it was like being transported to Italy. The Italian owner and his son immediately greeted us and offered us our choice of indoor or outdoor tables. The décor is all Italy, as was the menu, with a wide selection of genuine Italian starters, pastas, mains, pizzas and desserts. I had carpaccio for a starter, and it was among the top five versions I have had anywhere around the world. I followed that with an excellent plate of pasta. My partner enjoyed Italian ham and ripe melon, followed by a very good margarita pizza. The owner and staff were very attentive throughout the meal, and the owner offered us a complimentary lemoncello after dinner. The restaurant is clearly a favorite of resident expats and European visitors, and everyone was enjoying their experience. Give this place a try when in Koh Samui

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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“Tasty Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We ate here last week and were happy with everything.

I had beef tenderloin which was cooked rare as I like it.

Food quality was very good and service also.

They don't charge service and tax which I much prefer.

I would definitely go back again.

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