5 gourmet Italian restaurants to discover in Phuket

Phuket is home to countless gourmet restaurants, and here are the best Italian restaurants to check out on your next visit.

Italian cuisine is revered by diners around the world, and rightly so. Therefore, Phuket is also home to countless Italian restaurants. The next time you’re on the island, whether as part of the Phuket Sandbox program or otherwise, be sure to incorporate these Italian restaurants when making your dinner plans.

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Acqua Restaurant

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When you think of Italian food in Phuket, Acqua Restaurant is probably the first name that comes to mind. Run by celebrity chef Alessandro Frau, this award-winning restaurant is the epitome of fine Italian cuisine. Acqua is where Sardinian-inspired Italian cuisine meets contemporary cooking techniques and the presentation of fine art. Foodies can feast on top quality dishes in a beautiful contemporary black and white space.

For more information, visit Acqua Restaurant’s website.

La Gritta

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If you love stunning ocean views, consider La Gritta for an exquisite Italian dining experience the next time you’re on the island. Along with spectacular views and stylish interiors, La Gritta offers classic creations by chef Patrizia, including spaghetti Del Leone Allo Scoglio, Frutti Di Mare and Spigola Al Forno. Savor the flavors of Italy from the beautiful shores of Patong Bay.

For more information, visit the La Gritta website website.

Red sauce

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Named after one of the main sauces in Italian cuisine, Rosewood Phuket’s red sauce revolves around traditional and classic Italian flavors. Featured in the Phuket Michelin Guide, the restaurant has an open kitchen and outdoor terrace seating area where diners can bask in the backdrop of Emerald Bay while feasting on the chef’s delicious dishes. Guiseppe Bonura.

For more information, visit the Rosewood Phuket website website.

Vero Trattoria & Wine Bar

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Located on Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach, Vero Trattoria & Wine Bar is where modern style meets award-winning cuisine. Diners can take a culinary journey through various Italian provinces with the restaurant’s range of specialty dishes in this classic yet contemporary trattoria. Some of the must-try dishes include lamb stewed pasta, Mediterranean-style sea bass, and Porchetta white pizza.

For more information visit Vero Trattoria & Wine Bar’s website.


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Foodies can be sure to explore timeless Italian recipes in their purest form at Arva. From fresh seafood and free range chicken to organic fruits and vegetables, all the ingredients are paired with skill and dexterity, resulting in a menu to try that is seasonal and sustainable. Overall, Amanpuri Italian fine dining restaurant is a tribute to the friendliness and warmth of classic Italian cuisine, located in one of the island’s most iconic resorts.

For more information, visit the Amanpuri website website.

La Gaetana

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While not exactly a fancy Italian restaurant, La Gaetana should always be on your list of Italian restaurants to visit in Phuket. A popular destination for locals and foodie insiders alike, this charming restaurant has showcased classic southern-influenced dishes for over 21 years. Notorious favorites include the oven-baked Portobello mushroom in a gorgonzola sauce, seafood fettuccine, an arugula salad with sausage and Parmesan in balsamic vinegar, and more.

For more information, visit the La Gaetana website website.

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