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“Amazing, fresh, real Italian food prepared with care!”

Thaita Italian Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 192 Restaurants in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Semporna, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Amazing, fresh, real Italian food prepared with care!”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

The first thing that set the mood for me at this lovely tucked-away gem of a restaurant was the slice of LEMON - not lime, an actual lemon!!! - in the Coke I ordered. Things only continued to get better. On my first visit, I was treated to the foccaccia which was truly out of this world. The homemade pasta was delicious as well. Really great ambiance here; a bit removed from the craziness in downtown Sairee, Thaita is quiet, peaceful, and charming. Came back for a second visit with a friend after telling him it was the best Italian food on the island. He proclaimed it to be a real treat - the seafood salad was bright, fresh, and flavorful, and the bruschetta was a large portion overflowing with ripe tomatoes. I requested a dish not on the menu and the proprietor went out of her way to make sure I got exactly what I had dreamed up. I practically licked the plate it was so yummy!!! Yes, I will be back. Again, and again, and again. Just watch your shoes - Banana always seems to think mine are tasty.

  • Visited March 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Best on Koh Tao”
Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

Great couple from Northern Italy.They met on island of Elba .Authentic Florentine /Italian cuisine.Parmesan flown in by friends from Italy .Greens hydroponically
resourced .Salamis and cured meets imported. Outstanding homemade Pasta.Carpaccio was delicious!
The tagliatelle was perfect , the carbonara sauce as good as any in Italy.Fresh baked focaccia complimentary and devoured by the children who were openly welcomed and given bean bags to lie on after dinner
Italian deserts fabulous...all made with great pride:
The dogs kept children company adding to the ambiance and home style atmosphere in this spotless breezy eatery ,a breath of fresh air on an island increasingly driven by a low standards and quick turnover . After 14 years away from the island this place is a refreshing antidote to a ubiquitous new trend where turning a quick buck seems to trump quality regardless of prices ,with prices demanded generally far in excess of what they deserve.

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Helsinki, Finland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Nice 4 cheeses”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Had a great pasta dish with 4 different cheeses at this restaurant. It's a little hard to find, you have to turn left at 7-11 and then continue well past asia divers, but it's well worth it.

Visited February 2013
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Suisse
1 review
“very good italian food”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you like italian food, you have to go in this place!!!! The atmosphere is very friendly and the owner is very nice and always ready to provide good advices.

  • Visited February 2013
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