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“Worst than ever”
Review of La Lanterna

La Lanterna
Ranked #58 of 1,385 Restaurants in Ko Samui
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$37
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The new Italian restaurant Pizzeria "La Lanterna", opened in 2013, was founded by the enthusiasm and passion for good food of the two owners Gianni and Giuseppe. The restaurant "La Lanterna" is the ideal place for lunch, dinner and relax during your vacation in Thailand. Located in Chaweng Noi, in the beautiful scenery of the island of Koh Samui, the restaurant "La Lanterna" offers the opportunity to taste typical dishes of the "Bel Paese" . At the restaurant "La Lanterna ", the best of local raw materials blends with the renowned Italian import products to offer the flavors and scents of the Mediterranean. A staff friendly and professional, meets the needs of even the most demanding customers, preparing and offering the best with modern amenities and the best Italian cuisine. The environment and informal care, the right quality/price ratio make the restaurant "La Lanterna" a comfortable place where you can spend pleasant moments of taste and conviviality.
Reviewed 7 April 2014

My friend & i wanted to try a nice italian place that night, so we checked Trip advisor as usual , and based from the reviews, we picked La Lanterna, ranked 5# italian in Koh Samui,
First when we arrived the ambiance was fine, nothing fancy , the staff greeted us properly, we decided to try few dishes, pizza, seafood spaghetti, veal escalope.
When the dishes arrived on the table, it didn't look so good, the meat was like rubber, the sauce was so salty,the french fries was frozen and old, some was even still frozen .
for the spaghetti dish, it tasted like canned food, the tomato sauce wasn't homemade as for sure, and on the top of that, my friend got a food poisoning for that place. we had to go to Bangkok Hospital for treatment and it spoiled most of our holiday,

It is the first time this happened to us following trip advisor comments, i do believe that this place got a good ranking only by buying reviews. Cause believe me, This place has no chance to be ranked anywhere.

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2  Thank Jonas N
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GiuseppeDeNigris, Proprietario at La Lanterna, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Dear customer, after the publication of your review, checking orders, we were able perhaps to identify you.
We are very regret for your food poisoning . But other people that night they ate the same meals without unpleasant consequences. I myself have eaten the same spaghetti without damage. Perhaps your problem was caused by non-potable water. It 's a common problem in Thailand. It is used for example in hotels for washing!!!
Our strength is the quality of food, and when the food is good, there is no need to pay any review.
Please come back to our restaurant, we'll surprise you pleasantly.

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Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

Amazing Italian food at very reasonable prices! The service was quick and staff were very friendly.

The location is a bit off the main strip of Chaweng beach but worth the trip.

Pizza's were the best that I have had in awhile - including back in Aus!

Would highly recommend.

1  Thank Leah T
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We or parma ham pizza we are Thai but i love this pizza it big pan and delicious!!!
I will be back to La Lanterna again for sure when i come to Koh Samui

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Reviewed 26 February 2014

I really enjoyed the unpretentious familiar treatment received on arrival. Food was served promptly and in a timely fashion. Pasta & Pizza were just one of the best on the Island. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank Sebastian G
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

As we discovered this great restaurant, we went there four consecutive evenings. The food was very good, the server fast and competent, and very friendly. Also the owners are very nice. The pasta is handmade by themselves, and you taste it. They have a very good vine selction. Prices a re good for the quality you get. For me as italian it is one of the best restaurants you can eat.

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1  Thank gcorleto
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