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“Delicious Italian Food at Kamala Bay”

La Carbonara Restaurant Pizzeria
Ranked #28 of 133 Restaurants in Kamala
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: La Carbonara is the typical "trattoria" that can be found in the center of Italy. The cuisine is handled by Francesco, born in Rome but of Umbrian culinary training, while the reception is curated by Valentina, who in Umbria was born and raised. The flavors and the products are typical of Maremma Laziale and Valle del Nera (river); from Pecorino cheese to braised lamb shank, hand-made pasta (fettuccine, lasagna, ravioli, potato dumplings) and pizza with a fine and crunchy base, then the homemade bacon, the guanciale (pork cheek) and the black truffle, that goes well even with the tropical climate. The atmosphere and the location are relaxed, airy and comfortable, the large parking in the back allows the enjoyment of a pedestrian and safe location for children who are free to enjoy the garden's greenery while parents can taste selected wines and foods in the fresh evening. La Carbonara restaurant pizzeria is a small tranquil extract of genuine Italian cuisine in the heart of Kamala.
Reviewed 4 June 2014

We found La Carbonara by accident as we turned down one of the side streets off the main road through Kamala Bay. They have a lovely setting for their outside seating and after checking out the menu decided to try the Risotto. It was worth the wait, 20 minutes or so to prepare, and so delicious that my mouth is watering thinking about it. We met the Chef, Francesco and also his wife, Valentina, and complimented them on the delicious dinner and dining experience they offer their guests. We enjoyed it so much we returned another evening before we departed Phuket. We would definitely return to La Carbonara should we find ourselves back in Kamala Bay.

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Thank Shirley H
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

It is easy to get Italian food in Thailand, but not necessarily great Italian. La Carbonara qualifies as great.

The make their own pasta including amazing gnocchi. I had the gnocchi two nights in a row, one night with their Arribiatta sauce and the second with their pomodoro. Excellent both nights.

We also had a great glass on Italian red wine, best we had in Thailand.

The owner is nice and came over to the table to say hello and also offered us each a complimentary glass of lemoncello at the end of our meal which was perfect.

For desert had passion fruit sorbet and mango sorbet which was also excellent.

This restaurant might seem hard to get to when looking on a map, but it is actually super easy because their is an alley that leads right to it near the south end of the beach. The alley entrance is several meters from Papa Crab's guesthouse. If you look, you will see the sign for La Carbonara.

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Thank where_r_u_at_503
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We visit this restaurant often for its authentic Italian cuisine. The owners are friendly and very knowledgeable. Valentina (the better half of the nice Italian couple that own the place) was able to suggest the perfect wine based on our taste and the food is always superior. Especially nice are their salads, the Italian sausage appetizer, and my favorite is the fettuccine (homemade) with mushrooms. Our friends especially enjoy the Carbonarra sauce. Definitely recommendable for families or anyone that enjoys a taste of Italy!

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Thank HKT-Islander
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

La Carbonaras exellent chef Francesco and his lovely wife Valentina, always welcome you, so you feel special .Every day they have at least 3 different specialitis in addition to the meny. The vinelist is also very good, especially being in Thailand, and if there are some space left, look at the desserts

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Thank 5Jan
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

I had dinner in this restaurant twice during my visit to Kamala Beach.
Service is like any other restaurant in this area. Also the waiter was not sure what was included in the food and did not ask from the kitchen.
They bring you some bread before main course. If you ask for more, they will charge you for that.
Pasta and pizza are ok. Nothing special, but nothing bad either. Portion is not the biggest, so if you have a big hunger have something small first.
The second time visiting this place two of our group ordered a steak. It was served with smashed potatoes, which was not good. The steak was just average, one of them was quite chewy.
If you fancy some Italian type of food while in Kamala, you can visit this place, but do not expect to get nothing fancy. And the price is little bit too much.

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Thank ptrajam
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