L'Italiano - Multiple Visits
Delizioso. To stumble across this little authentic Italian restaurant in Fishermans Village, Bophut was a lovely surprise. We were so impressed with our first dining experience we had been back three times since we were in Samui.
Francesco (the owner) and his team are an absolute delight to spend time with; the level of service is perfect!
Daniele, the head chef, is also Italian, and after having travelled through Italy earlier in the year, we have become partial to Italian-style cooking, and Daniele does not disappoint. We have tried multiple kinds of pasta on the menu, and if you are looking for some delicious lamb chops, he is an expert and ensures the best meat quality is always on the list. Daniele will always say hi and advise on what you should order. I also have a dietary requirement of no onion and garlic, and most of his dishes do not use these ingredients, and the food is spectacular.
We love the feel of the restaurant and how homely it feels; Francesco will share time with you and surprise you with a welcome taste of prosecco; the girls are great and make sure you are well taken care of and understand your dining style.
Great Italian wine selection and very well-priced for Samui; they also have a great selection of Grappa!
I cannot recommend L’Italiano enough; make sure you pop down there one evening if you are in Samui and become part of the family and enjoy the delightful atmosphere and authentic Italian food.
NOTE: Chef Daniele has now left and opened his restaurant.