The 10 Best Italian Restaurants In Chiang Mai, Thailand

Photo of Wing Yan Chan
1 December 2017

Aside from the renowned Thai delights like tom yum and pad Thai though, an amazing array of Italian restaurants are hidden in Chiang Mai, Thailand. We’ve rounded up some of the best.

Bruschetta | © Takeaway/WikiCommons

Casa Diverso

The most renowned Italian restaurant in Chiang Mai, Casa Diverso, features a mixed menu of European and Thai food. Diners can opt for the pleasant summer breeze in the outdoor garden area or reserve private time in the gorgeously decorated interior. The wide selection of delicate Western and Oriental dishes ranges from bruschetta with mozzarella cheese to sea bass with croquet potatoes and shrimp in garlic butter.

Casa Diverso, 184/1 Ratchamanka, Thesaban Nakhon Chiang Mai, Mueang Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 84 176 0699

Secret Learning Restaurant

Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, European
This humble hut situated on the corner of Ratvithi Road belies the ambience of a cozy Italian restaurant. Here, blue walls teamed with scattered guitars, colorful sofas and framed pictures create an intimate atmosphere with pleasant music in the background. Secret Learning Restaurant is particularly appealing to pizza and pasta lovers. It features an overwhelming array of these classic Italian dishes.

Boutique della Pasta

Imagine a place where travelers can find authentic Italian savory items like massive pizzas topped with rich ingredients and cheese freshly delivered to the dining table Or meat ravioli with plenty of tomato sauce and basil, bruschetta with a handful of tomato and basil scattered on top and traditional Italian desserts like panna cotta with fresh fruit. Well, that is Boutique della Pasta, an Italian restaurant providing delicious Italian dishes and massive collection of refined wine in Chiang Mai.

18, Ratvithi Rd Lane 1, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand, +66 86 117 5387


Decorated in shades of brown and white, this classy restaurant is done out in Italian chinoiserie. The executive chef Filippo Morelli is the backbone of the delicate Italian dishes prepared here, all with interesting contemporary touches. Chef recommendations include oven-baked pizza and homemade pastas. The quality of the cuisine is secured with the use of seasonal produce from local farms and international suppliers.

Favola, 108 Chang Klan Road,Chang Khlan, Le Meridien Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 53 235 299

JJ's Trattoria Restaurant Pizzeria

Restaurant, Italian, Gluten-free, $$$
Spaghetti carbonara
Spaghetti carbonara | © Ed Hawco/WikiCommons
The red-and-white checkered tablecloth is a signature of Italian restaurants right around the world. This, along with artsy paintings hanging around and colorful welcome messages painted on the wall, the homey aesthetic of JJ’s is no different. A variety of crispy pizzas seasoned with savory homemade sauces, mouthwatering pastas and popular Italian snacks, such as chicken with Parmesan cheese adorn the menu. Delicious.

Italia Restaurant

The elegant black-and-white sign of Italia lies in the midst of a fragrant garden decorated with multi-colored flowers along stone staircases. A massive collection of Italian cuisine such as margherita pizza, spaghetti carbonara and gnocci ragu are available on Italia Restaurant’s menu. Get a bottle of refined wine and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at its best.

Caesar salad | © Jessica Spengler/Flickr

Italiano Chiang Mai

This homey dining house presents a cheerful and relaxing atmosphere for travelers to linger and mingle in. Without putting much effort into the decoration, every corner is kept neat and plain. The menu, though, is extensive. It features a wide variety of Italian dishes, such as pizza of different flavors, a selection of affettati cheese, grilled veg and tiramisu. Other highlights include freshly made pasta and home-made bread.

Italiano Chiang Mai, 14 Ratchadamnoen Soi 5, Chiang Mai, Thailand, +66 89 179 7806

Terraces Italian Restaurant

Restaurant, Dessert, Italian
Situated in the prestigious resort Terraces Four Seasons Hotel, a meal at Terraces Italian promises an extraordinary deluxe dining experience. Surrounded by a lake and mountains, the restaurant has a view which captures the city’s mesmerizing beauty and picturesque scenery. There are plenty of options on the menu too. The variety of starters consists of bruschetta and chicken Caesar salad and main courses include ravioli and pasta, Desserts such as Tiramisu beckon after eating the main meal.

Ragu Rustico Italiano

Unlike other Italian restaurants presenting every dish in a delicate manner, food at Ragu Rustico Italiano is delivered to foodies in a simple, rustic form here. Once diners settle on their seat, complimentary bread and iced water are ready on the table. Gourmets can take their time to select their dish from the comprehensive menu. Offered are spinach and mushroom ravioli, bruschetta plates, mushroom lasagne, roasted potato casserole and plenty more.

Casa Restaurant and Guesthouse

Meaning “home” in Italian, Casa creates an amiable atmosphere for every guest entering, with friendly staff, immaculate service and relaxing background music. The mixed menu offers both Italian and Thai cuisine and features pizza with crispy crusts and generous amounts of cheese on top.

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