La Gaetana Italian Restaurant
La Gaetana received a ‘Michelin Plate’ rating from the new Michelin Guide for Phuket. ‘Michelin Plate is the sign of excellent food.’
La Gaetana is one of the best and longest established Italian restaurants in Phuket. It’s well known and recommended by longtime residents and Thais, and is in our Top 15 romantic restaurants in Phuket. It’s not about the view, it is not about the location, but all about La Gaetana’s excellent cuisine and very cosy atmosphere. Gianni and his wife Ake came long ago and transformed an anonymous building in a beautiful restaurant with a warm atmosphere, and lots of personal attention to details. Designed with an artistic but simple hand made paintwork, it is not pretentious and yet, feels sophisticated.
And of course, at the end of the day, it is all about the food. Lamb, fish, Osso Buco is just delicious and even simple things such as pasta are just great. The menu is long enough to please everyone, but don’t miss the specials of the day. Whatever you choose from the list or the blackboard on the wall, you are in for a treat and if you still can’t decide, do as I do: ask Gianni to suggest something, he always get it right, and the same goes for the wine!
La Gaetana consists of two areas, the main room with air con, and the second room without air con usually kept for the ones who forgot to book, like me. So space is limited and popularity rather high, it comes with a price. But if you save this for a special occasion, you certainly won’t regret it. A little advice about the parking: It is almost impossible to find a place near the restaurant as it is on the very busy ‘Phuket Road’, but it is perfectly fine to park at the ‘Bang Neow Chinese Shrine’ across the street (number 23 blue on the map below).
PS. Sorry for the lack of food photos, we ate it all before I remembered to take some! 😀 (which is a cheap excuse to go back)
La Gaetana Location
Open 6 pm – 10 pm, closed on Wednesday
Reservations are strongly recommended at 076 250 523 or mobile: 081 397 1227.
Location: 352 Phuket Road, Phuket Town (opposite Bang Neow Shrine, not far from Robinson Shopping Mall)