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“Little Gem”
Review of Pesto Restaurant

Pesto Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $12
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Thai
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Everything we do in the kitchen, from using subtle textures and flavours, to seeking out the freshest local produce has the same objective: to stimulate the palate and delight the senses. Our menu which is inspired by authentic Mediterranean and Thai flavours creates a fusion of tradition and innovation, uniting yesterday and tomorrow. Our aim is to transform classic Mediterranean dishes through the use of bold, Asian inflected seasonings and unexpected flavor combinations to draw the basic essence and nuanced flavours of quality ingredients to the fore and allow them to truly shine.
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Went based on a recommendation as well as Trip Advisor. It's on quite a busy road, set back. An open sided, tin roofed building. It's not much to look at but the food is fantastic. Run by Thai's, they do Thai and Western food, all cooked from fresh so in typical Thai fashion your food doesn't turn up together. All our food was excellent, we had a mixture of both Thai and Western dishes and there wasn't a bad dish among them (there's 5 of us). Really good flavours. Very good value for money. We fully intend to go back this holiday and expect this to become a firm favourite.

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Thank NJF67
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by other local expats. Now it has become a favorite and we go regularly. We've only eaten the western style food. Every time we come I try a new dish and end up with a new favorite. Still a standout is the duck. They also have a nice fish fillet and prawns dish.

The level of cooking here is top notch, and the prices are very low. The atmosphere is casual, as the restaurant is open air. There are a small amount of tables, and they always seem to have business. I've heard both positive and negative about the service. In my experience they are very attentive but seem a little shy, which is maybe what has put some off.

Definitely recommend and will be taking both local friends here and out of town guests. A nice little find.

Thank tropicaltoes
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

My favourite locally-owned restaurant in Thalang. Service is always attentive be it when I dine there or when I have a takeaway. And their prices are reasonable. I am a regular - takeaway at least once a week. My favourite Thai dish is their fried fish (whole or fillets - depends on availability) with Thai sweet sauce. It's always fresh as explained by the chef-owner because he orders a small quantity every day. My favourite western dishes are the warm vegetable salad & gnocchi.
Very laid back atmosphere but what it lacks in decor, it makes up in service and taste. The chef-owner speaks some French and often comes to greet guests. Service may be a bit slower than other restaurants and that's because they cook as they get your order/s so food is guaranteed fresh.

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Thank FauziahN
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Had a good experience here with my wife and 4 kids, good Thai food for a reasonable price.

Although the hostess did not speak English we were able to communicate and had good service.

We planned to go there a third time,but due to overbooking/staff shortage our pick up never arrived. Pity.

Thank Jan S
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

4th time we been here now. Service is under all critic and the waitress English are quite poor (same one all 4 visits). The food presentation looks very nice but all flavors are not there and did you realy git the dish you ordered. Clams not cooked enought, went out in the kitchen to come back to table again 2 minutes later... Opened by force... Live in Phuket since 6 years so we are not the first ones normally to complain about a Thai owned restaurant...

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Thank Pia H
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