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Why Not? Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar

14 Nimmanhaemin Rd. , SOI 11, Chiang Mai, Thailand
+66 53 289 262
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Nimmanhaemin Rd. , SOI 11, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am tonight at this place and we came very exited with a lot of expectations but once that I tried the soup and pizza I was disappointed. Nothing special, we tried 4 or 5 things and no one single thing would make me come...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nomadanyc
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a tour guide. Once we found it we quite enjoyed it. The atmosphere is pretty funky. They have some great Italian wine for sale by glass and bottle. Something I wouldn’t have e petted to find in this city. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 277dianneh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pretty good food, eaten here 4/5 times haven’t had a bad meal yet. Pasta portions are smallish , for an Italian restaurant in Thailand its quite good, Italian speaking host his is friendly .Make sure you bring enough cash with you as it’s not cheap.Nice...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank last b
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have just returned from a thoroughly satisfying meal at Why Not and decided to write about it right away. As I come towards the end of my 10 day stay in Chiang Mai, I am left with the very pleasant experience and impression of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ZenHealer7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this place and were very happy to see a decent selection of cheeses on the menu. The servings of each cheese were decent and the selection was well rounded. Our favourite cheese Gorgonzola was there which was a welcomed surprise to find in...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank travelhousesit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We greatly enjoyed our two visits to this restaurant. Very good Italian food either indoors or in a garden setting. This is a busy and popular restaurant yet staff were attentive and well trained. The wine list offered a very good selection and the food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is good, but the service is very poor. We reserved a seat for our anniversary, and they gave us the worst table in the house. They let beggars come in and disrupt our evening. Sometimes these beggars will stand at your table...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Seiler986
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food but need to catch someone to place order or pay bill... inattentive. I have been dining there on many occasions and this seems to be consistent with servers.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank georgerY311YI
Reviewed December 12, 2018

I'm pretty confused why this restaurant has raving reviews. I found the food, the service and the drinks to be mediocre at best. The wine pour was weak, the Caesar dressing was not even close to what Caesar dressing actually is and my pizza was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jessikingaz
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Seriously impressed by the extensive wine list and food menu. Many items imported and similar to those you would see in an authentic Italian restaurant in Sydney. The service was very good and we thought the food and specials were very tasty.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pollymon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Nimmanhaemin Rd. , SOI 11, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Chiang Mai Province  >  Chiang Mai
  • Phone Number: +66 53 289 262
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