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“Cheap and good”

Why Not? Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar
Ranked #107 of 2,173 Restaurants in Chiang Mai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Fun , nice and good economical Italian food. Good selection of pastas and cold cuts . Home made ice cream and desserts

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Food not very good. This is the same ownership and management as Pizza y Vino at Thaphae Gate but it is a little cheaper, maybe because the area is a little less touristy than Thaphae Gate. The menu is similar. Don't get too thrilled by the 250-baht wine buffet -- it is all low-quality table wine in 5-litre cases. The thing going for this place is that there is a good lawn that is good for parties and people who like to come in groups.

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Why Not is one of Chiang Mai's better Italian restaurants. Pizza dough and pasta are both made freshly on the premises and the owner is both wonderfully passionate and highly knowledgeable about his produce.

I have never been disappointed by anything I've eaten there, however, the quality and authenticity of some regional dishes are better than others. My advice is to get recommendations from the owner. He is forever perfecting sauces and trying new pasta stuffings and as he imports much of his ingredients and wine himself, his advice will often lead to a sensational dining experience.

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1  Thank MickKennedy
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

We have been back to Why Not about five times since my last review, both as a couple and with various friends and relatives. Everyone enjoyed the food and agreed that this is a fine place for al fresco dining, with an excellent menu and a good selection of well-priced wines.

The menu reflects Emidio's willingness to experiment with quality imported seafoods and his love of delicious sorbets and gelati with liqueurs. The scallops were especially notable this time, and the orange sorbet with cointreau is irresistable.

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Thank Marie B
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

1.) All you can drink wine buffet on Friday nights (which we affectionately call "Wine Not")
2.) A big, beautiful area for outdoor dining in Nimman
3.) Authentic Italian food from an authentic Italian
4.) Terrific pizzas with perfect, thin crust
5.) The best tiramisu in Chiang Mai?

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Thank noMatt
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