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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Italian, Pizza, European, Wine Bar, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
14 Nimmanhaemin Rd. , SOI 11, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I've done about six or seven Italian places in town recently, and this (along with another reviewed recently) is my top pick for great food. this place has a couple things going for it: a wonderfully relaxing setting in a large outdoor dining area under...More

Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I lived in the Nimman area of Chiang Mai for 6 months. We frequented Why Not weekly for the great food, great wine at good prices and great service. We had awesome conversations with the owner, Emilio, who was always happy to...More

Thank pjteer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So I looked on internet for a long time searching for a decent pizza place and the 15 minute tuktuk ride from our hotel was more than worth it! Honestly the pizza was probably number 3 in my all time list (behind Aqua Pazza in...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant three times, ordered pizzas that were excellent, very tasty portions of pasta, excellent wine, and great service. No complaints. Everything was so good that I wanted to eat there every day

Thank Michal L
Reviewed June 2, 2018

We stumbled across the restaurant while exploring the streets in Nimman We should of kept walking but after a day in a wonderful city exploring the sites dinner was sounding good . Did we make a mistake ! The restaurant looked very nice from the...More

2  Thank Grafton44
Reviewed June 1, 2018

We ate dinner under canopy outside during a heavy thunderstorm. The staff were incredibly accommodating in helping everyone enjoy the meal during the downpour above. Furthermore, the lasagna was most certainly the best I've had so far in Chiang Mai!

Thank PathsUnwritten
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We are visiting from Australia and fancied an Italian feast and we were not disappointed. The service here is fantastic, only surpassed by the food. My husband and I shared bruschetta and a plate of mixed olives for entree with a lovely glass of Italian...More

2  Thank Bonnie U
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Great italian restaurant in chiang mai. The food is always tasty and the staff are really friendly. The owner is always there and interact with clients to make sure everything is ok. My friend took me to this place and since that day we are...More

Thank gergel84
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here last night I’m gluten free and they had 3 types of pasta to chose from With any of the sauces available on the menu.... well of course I couldn’t resist the vongela... bad mistake not enjoyable just cooked dry spaghetti with clams...More

Thank peach02
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Why Not ? because the food and service is disgusting, their are many great restaurants in Chiang Mai ,this is most certainly not one of them . Food is bland ,salty and 3rd rate. If you expect a dinner in an Italian restaurant or looking...More

Thank TBGH
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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
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, 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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