223/2 Prabaramee Road, Thailand
076 344 079
NileGuide Expert tip:
This is one of the few fine restaurants in Phuket that caters to the whole family, so don't be afraid to bring along your (well-behaved) children.
The finest Italian restaurant in Phuket, Da Maurizio is unique in one very special way: 90 percent of the ingredients used here are organic. Aside from the traditional pasta and salad dishes, try also the imported meats and the cheese selection, which includes pecorino from Sardinia and a 28-month seasoned parmiggiano. The desserts are equally impressive and so is the wine selection, which includes bottles from the US, Thailand, Australia, Chile and of course Italy. Some of the most popular dishes include the "Insalata Esotica Organica (exotic organic salad) con Passion Fruit, Mango & Papaya" and the "Pollo alla "Cacciatora" (chicken cacciatore style) con Olive Nere e Vino Rosso, Pomodoro, Patate dolci alla Fontina" Da Maurizio has an open balcony right over the beach for those who want to enjoy the ocean breeze, as well as a charming, intimate indoor dining area for those looking for a bit more romance.