Da Maurizio and its well known ‘Italian dinner over the beach with a sunset’ is not your everyday Italian restaurant, far from that. It is rather expensive, so keep it for a special occasion, but if like us you enjoy quality food in a great atmosphere, you should dine there at least once. The setting is right on a small beach between Patong and Kalim and if you make it on time you should get an amazing sunset. As the light slowly declines on the sea, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy some cocktail while ordering from the many appetizing dishes on the menu. Wine list is impressive, but I just ordered Sauvignon Blanc wine by the glass and it was more than perfect.
Cozy with soft lights, lively without being noisy, it is a great place for a tete a tete. But you should really call early to book a beach front table. The restaurant can also accommodate small groups. The background music is just right, they thankfully avoided the latest ‘smooth female’ remakes of all the old 80’s rock songs you can now hear from trendy restaurants… to supermarkets. Service is fast, efficient and friendly.We ordered beef Carpaccio with Truffle, Caprese ‘Revisited’ as it was called, Lamb and Fusili Bolognese… All this sounds pretty simple, but it is often in simple dishes you can recognize great ingredients. And a chocolate mousse for dessert. Each portion was quite well served, but we had no problem eating it all.
This long awaited dinner was as great as we expected it, and despite the bill being a bit tough, we were very satisfied and there is no doubt we will go again, and list ‘Da Maurizio’ on our ‘10 Most Romantic Restaurants in Phuket‘. Expect to pay around 2,500 baht per person, excluding drinks.
Address: 223/2 Prabaramee Road Patong (Just next to Novotel Patong)
Tel: 076 344 079 (better make a reservation!)
Da Maurizio is # 36 on Phuket Map by Phuket101