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“Small and cosy”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Lanterna

La Lanterna
Ranked #34 of 1,238 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Italian, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The new Italian restaurant Pizzeria "La Lanterna", opened in 2013, was founded by the enthusiasm and passion for good food of the two owners Gianni and Giuseppe. The restaurant "La Lanterna" is the ideal place for lunch, dinner and relax during your vacation in Thailand. Located in Chaweng Noi, in the beautiful scenery of the island of Koh Samui, the restaurant "La Lanterna" offers the opportunity to taste typical dishes of the "Bel Paese" . At the restaurant "La Lanterna ", the best of local raw materials blends with the renowned Italian import products to offer the flavors and scents of the Mediterranean. A staff friendly and professional, meets the needs of even the most demanding customers, preparing and offering the best with modern amenities and the best Italian cuisine. The environment and informal care, the right quality/price ratio make the restaurant "La Lanterna" a comfortable place where you can spend pleasant moments of taste and conviviality.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Small and cosy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013

Our family visited this place twice during our stay on Samui.

The staff is very helpful, caring and polite. The Thai waiter had a very good command of English to Thai standard. Australian beef, salmon and tuna steaks were simply great, especially the latter. We liked fettuccine carbonara a lot as well. Their thin crust pizza was similar to the one you may find somewhere in Italy baked in a coal oven. It does tend to be a bit shy on toppings though to my taste. My brother is a fan of wines and he highly rated their house wine.

Cons:
1) no fresh juices were available during our visit (on Samui it is a crime!);
2) they do not have kids' chairs.

  • Visited December 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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“One of the most authentic Italian Meals I've had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

The owner Bruno is a very knowledgeable person on Italian food and had chosen some quintessential dishes for me to savour. I must say they are delicious and authentic.

The location is great, the food is great and the service impeccable. BTW, it is great value too!

Visited November 2013
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AUSTRALIA
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“Crunchy base pizza...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

We ordered a pizza to share, and bruschetta! Personally l wouldn't rave about the bruschetta (it was rather bland and too cheesy for me) but we both enjoyed the pizza! Basic toppings, but good produce and fantastic crunchy base! It isn't the cheapest but if your driving past, it's definitely worth a visit if you have a pizza craving!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank SORTIEJADE
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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“Not Bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Went to La lanterna as it was ranked quite high on trip advisor. We found the food to be tasty but not amazing and quite pricey. The service was very good and the decor is nice however there are many more restaurants on Samui with similar quality food which have a view of the ocean, you are after all on a tropical island you may as well make the most of it and eat by the beach.

Visited October 2013
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“Romantic Italian restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

For delicious pizza, pasta, seafood, and desserts, try La Lanterna in Chaweng Noi. Ask for a table overlooking the garden, under the lamp lights. The staff are attentive, yet unobstrusive. This little taverna is the perfect spot for a romantic dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
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