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“Hidden treasure” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cefalu Restaurant - CLOSED

Cefalu Restaurant
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The owner Duilio is well known in Thailand since 1994 with his previous Restaurants DUILIO'S, in Pattaya and Bangkok. Genuine regional Italian cuisine at its best. Quality and value for money. Extensive wine list at unbeatable prices. Catering and Home delivery.
Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Had dinner here tonight and needed to do a review due to food and service. Coming from Melbourne where we have little Italy in Lygon street, this was a fantastic find. Everything we had was lovely and extremely reasonable. Sorry have to disagree with there person that thought it was expensive,not sure what they had but we thought it was very cheap. Service and food we could not fault. We met the owner and he was lovely. Suggest you try it as it is fantastic.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Muppet64
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45 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best authentic italian in Phuket!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Chanced upon this at lunchtime when the restaurant we wanted to go to was closed. So glad! Food was great and the chef owner Franco was really warm and welcoming. We loved the food so much we went back again for dinner that day.

Must try dishes:
1. Seafood risotto
2. Mussels and clams in white wine and garlic
3. Baked eggplant parmigiana
4. Any pizza
5. Panna cotta

The risotto and panna cotta were the best I've ever had and definitely comparable to what you can experience in Italy itself!

Well done, Franco! See you again next year hopefully!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Deon T
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Fantastic Italian food in Phuket!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We have just come back from this restaurant and was very impressed by the food. All our meals were of an excellent quality and reasonably priced. You could tell that the owner was proud of the food he was serving. When I asked for parmesan on my crab and shrimp ravioli, he was horrified and strongly recommended against it. I'm glad he did, as the flavours were fantastic. My husband also complemented his seafood linguini, and the kids loved their pizza. Overall a great experience.

Visited April 2014
Helpful?
Thank Rydel100
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Phuket, Thailand
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

Its a really nice location at the beach in Surin. Food tough is medium good. Nothing that surprice me nor make me disapointed. Price level is little bit average Thai, but for the location it is in the range of the other restaurants.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Peter H
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Ban Kamala, Phuket, Thailand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Cosy place and great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Definetely my favourite restaurant in Surin beach!the place is very clean and cozy, right on the beach.perfect for families, couples and groups of friends and even for singles like me ;)
Duilio(owner) and Tiziano(manager) are perfect hosts and original italians.
The service is lovely and the food even better.100% recomanded!!!
Alex

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Fainaccia A
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