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“Fantastic service and excellent Italian food”

Arcobaleno Italian Restaurant
Ranked #280 of 2,137 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $18
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Arcobaleno, a beautiful word, means rainbow in Italian. This word has inspired us to create the slogan of our restaurant as “The Color of Taste”.The Color of Taste is representing to our variety of authentic Italian recipes that we serve through our warm, comfortable, and lovely atmosphere. We are proudly using our original recipes even though we have moved from an original location, Babelon, located in front of Chiang Mai University.An antique wooden house in the large garden was transformed into Arcobaleno, the lovely Italian restaurant with plenty of parking spaces. This place is decorated with the inspiration of clean, comfortable, and relaxed impression that you will perceive as very much feeling like eating at your lovely home. In addition, you will be able to enjoy your meal either inside the building or outside, surrounded with a peaceful garden. The yellow wall inside the restaurant has been decorated with the pictures of our big Chef Renato Magni, who is the head of this family own restaurant. He has invented his own Italian food recipes for more than thirty years together with his Italian cuisine experience in many countries around the world.The sample menu features a page of signature dishes; beef and salmon carpaccio, along with Riso pilaf primavera, Italian’ rice with fresh or Risotto Nero, Italian’ rice the squid ink. The second page is all kind of appetizer such as Crab meat Au Gartin, the most popular dish. Gambiri alla Salas di Creama, shrimo and mushroom combination in wine sauce, which is serve with smooth and creamy mashed potatoes. The mixed salad is only sixty baht, or we would recommend you to try our always delicious Capreses Salad, a tomato salad with parmesan cheese and olive oil served with homemade Italian dressing. The third page contains soup and vegetarian dishes, all kind of soup is only sixty baht, and we are also serving specialty menus for our vegetarian offerings. The Gnocchi mal fatti, gnocchi is mixed with spinach ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses, is served with a choice of cream sauce or tomato/herb sauce. Our vegetarian pastas are priced at 130-160 baht. Our main meat dishes are included choices of chicken, duck, beef, veal, pork, fish, and frog. The grilled pork chops, served with a mushroom, wine sauce, and fresh steamed vegetables, is one of our specialties that you should not miss it.Our must-try homemade ice cream is served at thirty five baht per serving. We do have variety of choices you can choose such as Black Prune ice cream, Ginger with honey, and all kind of fruits ice cream, depended on the fruit season. Tiramisu cake, which is serve with a generous dollop of whipped cream. The secret of our deliciousness is the fresh seasoning and the use of our organic raw Italian materials such as tomato, basil, rosemary, and parsley. These materials are grown by us in our plentiful backyard. This explanation is why our food is very fresh, organic, and delicious as well as we are differentiated from others. If you love and think of Italian food, we always welcome you to Arcobaleno, “The Color of Taste”.Arcobaleno Italian Restaurant open daily at 11:00AM-2:00PM for lunch, and 5:30PM-10:00PM for dinner. Plenty of parking spaces!
London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic service and excellent Italian food”
Reviewed August 21, 2012 via mobile

This is by far my favourite Italian restaurant in Chiang Mai, it's not cheap by Thai standards but it's very good food and always excellent service.
It's actualy in a old Thai house which has been converted to a restaurant, so the setting is not the best, but if you go for the quality of the food you will not be disappointed

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
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“Consistently good”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Although this is a very old Chiang Mai icon, Arcobaleno still serves better than average Italian food at reasonable prices. I particularly enjoy their entrees and salads, but it is hopeless trying to resist their home-made ice-creams and quality tiramisu. Staff are attentive and the wine better than usual in CM.

Visited March 2012
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Best restaurant in Chiang Mai”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Arcobolena is my favorite restaurant in Chiang Mai. The staff is professional yet warm and relaxed. Good service with a smile!

The food is fresh, delicious, and a great value. I highly recommend any pesto dish, which I
prefer with tons of garlic and the chef obliged my request. The ravioli chicken is also a family favorite. You can't go wrong with any dish. The flavors are sensational.

It tastes like home, if home is Italy, eating handmade pasta, and vegetables fresh from the garden.

I love Arcobolena!

  • Visited August 2012
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Doha, Qatar
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“Simple, good food and service”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

We went after reading the reviews on trip advisor, the restaurant is simple in decor and it works. The service was good and the food was excellent. Would recommend as a change to Thai food.

  • Visited July 2012
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“All times favorite”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

What's great about Arco Baleno is the continuity in quality of Italian food. Excellent quiet location, very much appreciated both at lunch and dinner by a local community of both Thai and Farang residents.

Visited November 2011
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