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“Great Food - Fantastic Location”

Trattoria del Buongustaio
Ranked #13 of 33 Restaurants in Nai Harn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Best Italian restaurant with a amazing seaview terrace of Nai Harn Bay - Phuket. We are specialized in seafood, traditional Italian dishes and pizza.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Food - Fantastic Location”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

I just love this place. The food is fantastic (my favourites were the pork chop from the specials and the carbonara) and the view is just incredible.

The service is great and the owners (Italian couple) are lovely people who make you feel very welcome to their restaurant.

I would definitely recommend this place - just go find it as it is a little hidden away at the end of Naiharn Beach.....you have to walk through the walkway in front of the Royal Phuket Yacht Club then it's a hundred yards on your left up the stairs........ (don't miss the sunset there either)

  • Visited May 2012
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London
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160 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian - Great Setting”
Reviewed December 8, 2011

As temporary refugees from the Royal Phuket Yacht Club, we enjoyed dinner here one night. The restaurant almost looks as though it could be part of the hotel, perched on the same hill at the end of the beautiful Nai Harn bay. The hotel certainly missed a trick by not keeping the area exclusive to itself.

Run by a friendly Italian couple, who are to some extent still finding their feet, and may need to work a bit on staff training etc. Decent tratt-style menu, and good food, though the high price of wine locally means that the bill is higher than you might have expected. Fantastic sea views - this is a place that deserves to succeed, and is worth seeking out.

  • Visited November 2011
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Kata Beach, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Just added it to the list of my favorite restaurants in Phuket.”
Reviewed August 8, 2011

This is a real Italian restaurant. Fabrizio, the chef, is a professional. Just have a look into his kitchen through the big window. His creations are amazing. The food tastes good, looks good, smells good....... And all that on a veranda overlooking Naiharn beach. I have been living on Phuket for the last 10 years. The Buongustaio for sure is one of the best.

  • Visited August 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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“Buongustaio is one of my favourite places in Phuket”
Reviewed November 28, 2010

This Naiharn trattoria has the perfect setting, one that many Phuket Restaurants would be and should be envious of. With a beautiful decking set high above the rocks right on the water you have views over to Phromthep cape and Naiharn beach. Tastefully decorated with a nautical theme and uber cool chillout music in the background with the occasional latino beat. Its the perfect getaway from the beach crowds for lunch. I love coming here for a beer in the afternoon as the sunsets which you can watch from the deck (they Heineken on tap)

The menu offers a variety of crostoni, pasta, risotto and traditional italian secondi and salads. My personal favourite is the prawn and zucchini risotto which is hard not to order everytime. I have also enjoyed the fish ravioli in sage butter and the salmon gnocchi. But being a sweet tooth, my personal favourite is the tiramisu which is to die for and in my humble opinion, is the best tiramisu in Phuket.

Serves are generous and we are usually brought a bruschetta free of charge, a nice touch.

Owned and operated by Italian couple, Fabrizio and Valentina who add to the friendly vibe of this place and will make you feel very welcome.

Buongustaio is well-worth trying. You won't be disappointed and I think you might be going back for more. I have.

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