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“Great food, friendly staff, italian owner”

La Dolce Vita - Ristorante & Lounge Beach Bar
Ranked #36 of 422 Restaurants in Ko Pha Ngan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$29
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, View
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: La Dolce Vita Koh Phangan is a place of emotion and indulgence. Sit down, relax and let yourself be whisked into the combination of delightful tastes, smells and colors coming from the meeting of the Italian cuisine and the ingredients of Thai tradition. The menu offers a rich selection of authentic Thai dishes, fresh seafood as well as an excellent range of Italian specialties with many types of homemade pasta and pizza. The sunsets here will leave you breathless. Sipping a cocktail at our new Beach Bar, enjoying the explosion of colors of both sky and sea is a unique experience.
Reviewed 16 August 2014

Great diverse menu, great eastern and western food, thai food was great and the italian food authentic.

1  Thank Nicolai Frost J
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Myriam H, Manager at La Dolce Vita - Ristorante & Lounge Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2014

Thank you very much for this nice review. It is really appreciated.
We are happy that you had a good time with us!
Cheers! :o)

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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Today my familly ate at this Italian restaurant we were 10 adults +baby we ate red snapper and some great Italian pasta .... Plus a good bottle of wine . The service was excellent and I'm surly coming back to this restaurant. Thanks Andy and staff

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Myriam H, Manager at La Dolce Vita - Ristorante & Lounge Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2014

Thank you for your review! It was a pleasure to serve your group!
We are happy that you enjoyed your visit!
We are looking forward to see you again at La Dolce Vita!

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

For our last night on Koh Phangan we wanted to treat ourselves. We were a large group consisting of 3 families with young children, we made a booking. We ordered pizzas for some of the children only to be told, there is no pizza dough. We questioned the manager about an Italian restaurant with no pizza is like a Thai restaurant with no rice! His aggressive response was ' if you want pizza go somewhere else.' So we did! They only serve chilled red wine, and again we were told ' just leave it for 5 minutes' not a very professional response. Need less to say we were all very dissatisfied.

2  Thank Nikki939
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Myriam H, Manager at La Dolce Vita - Ristorante & Lounge Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2014

Dear Nikki939,

We are sorry that you didn't have a good experience with us on your last night in Koh Phangan. But for the benefit of future customers I would like to share our side of the incident.

You made a reservation with us but arrived about half an hour before the time you had booked. We kindly asked you to sit at the bar while we were serving other guests and getting ready for your group.

Once seated at the bar you started ordering food without waiting for your table to be ready. We accepted to take the food orders for yours children since they were very hungry and tired but asked you to please wait for your table to order the rest. A few tables that had bookings before you had not been served yet.

We also told you that we were out of pizza base the moment and needed to wait about 30 minutes for the dough to be ready. We had a very busy day and had run out. A few minutes later your table was available and you were offered to take a seat, The children meals arrived at the same time.

Everyone seemed very happy except for one person in the group who was very impatient and impolite about not being able to order pizza immediately. We explained again that we were sorry but the pizza would be available soon. This did not seam to appease him.

We try our best to satisfy all our guests and offer them the best service but we do not tolerate disrespectful behaviors toward our staff or other customers. This is why we suggested that you go somewhere else.

We are sorry that the rest of your group who was very polite and patient had to leave as well.

As for the wine it is very difficult to preserve it in a hot climate where temperatures go up to 35 degrees without putting it in the refrigerator. After a few minutes out of the refrigerator the wine is quickly at a perfect drinking temperature. Maybe our local waitress was clumsy it the way she spoke and ask you to leave it for 5 minutes. We apologize for this.

We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Thailand,

La Dolce Vita Team

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Last week we had a fantastic dinner at Dolce Vita. There is a choice of Thai or Italian food. The location is great: at the beach! Nice staff, lovely food and the waiter from Myanmar and the rest of the staff are very friendly! We loved the tuna as a starter and the Pesto pasta with fresh home made fettucini and pesto! Unfortunately we found out about this nice location too late!
Good luck!

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Myriam H, Manager at La Dolce Vita - Ristorante & Lounge Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2014

Dear customers,

I remember the evening you had dinner at La Dolce Vita. It was a real pleasure for us to serve you.
We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit!

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback about your experience with us.
We hope to see you again on your next trip to Koh Phangan.

The Blue Ocean Garden Team

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Cosy romantic restaurant on the white sand beach. Open for lunch and dinner. I always start my meal with a shake on the new beach bar just in front of the fantastic sea view. The menù is full of surprises, thai and italian food. My favourites: spaghetti with pesto e spaghetti with clams from the italian menù and fried mackerel with fish sauce from thai menù. Un certain regard for the homemade cheesecake. Staff friendly, good english, always smiling.

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1  Thank pepsisamui
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Myriam H, Manager at La Dolce Vita - Ristorante & Lounge Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2014

Dear Pepsi,
Thank you for this great review and pictures!
It was so nice to have you with us.
We hope to see you again soon!
Send our regards to your wife.
The Blue Ocean Garden Team

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