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“Great Italian in Chiang Mai”

Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort
Ranked #7 of 276 Restaurants in Chiang Rai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $29
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: WOOD FIRED FROM THE HEART FAVOLA, a specialty Italian restaurant by the Kok River, is the ultimate riverside dining destination in Chiang Rai for the "lazy gourmet" in a contemporary country scene, with breathtaking views of the Kok River and surrounding Mountains either day or evening. The cuisine in Favola is more of a journey rather than a meal period reflecting its name which means "fable or story" in English, where simplistic Italian flavours are presented from our signature wood fired oven and char-grill along with an array other Authentic Italian favourites.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Great Italian in Chiang Mai”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

On our recent stay at Le Meridien, Chiang Mai, we decided to try this resort's restaurant. The food quality, choices, and service were exceptional. We generally don't order anything other than Thai food when we travel in Thailand however, Favola was a pleasant surprise. The value was exceptional as the same meal in Bangkok or other resort restaurant would have been 30-40% higher. Staff were attentive yet not obtrusive. It is out of town about 15 minutes if you aren't staying at Le Meridien (very highly recommended) but worth the trip. Nothing is usual fare at any Le Meridian property in Thailand. Quality and service are at the highest level.

  • Visited May 2014
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LeMeridienCR3160, Manager at Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Hello Critical1,

Thank you for your complimentary review and I have taken a copy and popped it up on our Guest Feedback board for all of my team to see and celebrate. You kind words were lovely to read and I am pleased that you enjoyed Favola, the value, the food and most importantly the service my team delivered in true Favola style.

Once again, thank you and hope to see you again at Favola.

Regards

Scott Freund
Director of Culinary + Service
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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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175 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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“Fancy fancy”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Such great food, a bit pricy but worth it if you need a romantic get away. Only complaint is the inside resteraunt can get noisy as it's a large open room.

Visited March 2014
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LeMeridienCR3160, Manager at Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, May 14, 2017
Dear bunchajustines,

Greetings from Favola. Thank you for having shared your dining experience with us.

We are delighted that you enjoyed our food and found the atmosphere of our restaurant romantic.

Since you last visit, we have added an outdoor terrace and made several adjustments to our restaurant. Please do stop by, we hope to welcome you again.

Best Regards,

Jean-Marc Pougnet
Food and Beverage Manager
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Hong Kong
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

Forget room service… make your way down to the restaurant by the river and enjoy the pasta. Definitely a surprise as it was one of the best pastas I've had in Asia to date.

Visited May 2014
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Thank Lingc77
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LeMeridienCR3160, Manager at Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear Lingc77,

Thank you for choosing to dine at Favola during your recent stay in Chiang Rai and for taking the time to post your positive review.

It is always great to read when a guest has enjoyed our dining experience we pride ourselves on delivering and I will certainly share your review with all of the team here.

Thank you again for sharing your experience and we certainly hope to welcome you back soon to beautiful Chiang Rai

Regards

Scott Freund
Director of Culinary + Service
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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311 reviews
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“Fantastic Dining Experience & Amazing Food”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

I live in Chiang Mai (3 hours from Chiang Rai) and one of my favorite restaurants is Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Mai (reviewed previously on several occasions over the last few years).

On a recent trip to Chiang Rai where I stayed at Le Meridien Resort, I dined at their Favola, and It was absolutely magnificent.

Beautifully situated near the pool and directly facing the river, this would be the ideal place for a romantic dinner.

The food was wonderful. I had the king prawns wrapped in parma ham with and avocado salad with balsamic dressing, which was delicious. For main course I had the Gnocchi Gorgonzola which was equally as delicious,

I felt the prices were very reasonably considering this is a 5 star resort.

Ticks all the boxes and I would definitely return

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank thespgtraveler
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LeMeridienCR3160, Manager at Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, April 27, 2014
Dear richfromoz,

Thank you for your lovely review and I am really pleased to see a “local” enjoy so much more that the north has to offer when it is right on our door-step.

The view of the river never leaves you wanting and it truly is the ideal place for a romantic drink or dinner. There isn't much more to say but thank you for dining with us and I am pleased that Favola played a part in creating a great trip to Chiang Rai.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Thank you and regards,

Scott Freund
Director of Culinary + Service
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Rumbeke, Belgium
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“good restaurant”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Very good restaurant. Value for money. But again, the level of knowledge of the english language is so poor !!

Visited April 2014
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Thank peter v
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LeMeridienCR3160, Manager at Favola at Le Meridien Chiang Rai Resort, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear peter v,

Thank you for dining with us and taking time out to post your review.

I take on board your comments and thank you for the feedback. Thank you again for your comments and your decision to dine with us here in Favola.

Warm regards,

Scott Freund
Director of Culinary + Service
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