Saturday 5 February 2011

Beccofino Italian Trattoria Chiang Mai

Beccofino Italian Restaurant, Chiang Mai

There are plenty of good Italian restaurants in Chiang Mai. Beccofino Italian Trattoria is no exception. Lovely food, beautiful restaurant, relaxing ambience, easily accessible location off the trendy Nimanhaemin Road - what else can you ask for?

Actually this restaurant was first suggested to me by a reader a while ago. I have been meaning go there for a while, and finally got a chance this lunch time when we aimlessly drove around Nimanhaemin looking for somewhere to eat...and there we have it - Beccofino.

First impression? Beccofino is a beautiful restaurant, and has a small terrace for outdoors dining in front. Unfortunately, at the time of arrival, there is a mild odour from the drain in front of the restaurant (quite common in Thailand), so we decided to eat inside. (Hopefully they will fix this problem soon.)

The service is professional and efficient enough, but I find there is a lacking in warmth that I have come to expect in restaurants in Thailand, particularly in restaurants of this calibre. Considering the great food and lovely ambience, having friendly and smiling staff will make the experience even better.

The food is great.

My choice - Baby penne with eggplant, fresh tomatoes, ricotta cheese and basil. All I can say is that it's delicious, simple & tasty. 250 baht.

Baby penne with eggplant, fresh tomatoes, Ricotta cheese & basil

The homemade ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese and spinach, served with mushroom and cream sauce is lovely as well. Fluffy pillows of ravioli, and the sauce is creamy but light.

Fettucini with Rock Lobster, fresh tomato & white wine sauce. This is also very good with the lobster being very juicy and firm. 380 baht.

Fettucini with Rock lobster, fresh tomato & white wine sauce

The Chef's Special Pizza with Cherry tomatoes, rocket salad & parmesan cheese is nothing to write home about. It looks great, but the pizza is more a like a salad on bread. As a salad, it's pretty good though - nice and fresh, especially with the balsamic vinegar and olive oil supplied on the table! 290 baht.

Cherry tomatoes, rocket salad & parmesan cheese pizza

The verdict:
Good restaurant, good food, lovely decor. The service is professional and efficient, but would be better if the staff is friendlier and smiles more. Will go back again.

The total price came to 2539 baht for 6 people and 1 child.

The rating:
The food: 7/10
The ambience: 6.5 /10 (I would have given it 7.5 if the staff smiles more!)
Value for money: 6.5/10

Beccofino Italian Trattoria, Chiang Mai
20/2 Soi 7, Nimanhaemin Rd
Suthep, Muang, Chiang Mai
Tel: 053 226 590-2

Beccofino Italian Restaurant, Chiang Mai

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starcamelot said...

This seems to be a good restaurant and they all look really yummy!

Unknown said...

Hello Aor! How are things with you? : D


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