Olivio Italian Cuisine at Baan Haad Ngam Boutique Resort & Villas is one of the very few Italian restaurants that’s right on the beach. Not just any beach, but a beautiful spot on the northernmost part of the bay of Chaweng. It’s decidedly romantic. Look out from the restaurant and you’ll see the entire bay as it sweeps down to the south.
On an island where culinary competition is extremely strong, Olivio is renowned for for both its Italian and Thai cuisine. It’s been going strong since 2003 when it first opened, all the time headed by the same maestro, Chef Jakarin Huaysan, who cooks both his native Thai dishes, and, equally well, Italian and European favourites too.
Doubly Delicious Olivio Italian Cuisine awes with both Italian & Thai delights
It’s an open secret that as much as possible is made from scratch at Olivio. Take, for example, the pasta. Chef Jakarin prepares most of it himself, rather than buying it ready-made. He crafts his own fettuccini and cappelli d’angelo, or angel’s hair, a type of very thin spaghetti to which he adds, say, seafood with garlic chilli. He also prepares his own ravioli and for this he uses a filling of ricotta that he also makes himself. The same goes for the bread; it’s produced on the premises in Olivio’s own bakery.
With attention to detail of this magnitude, it’s hardly surprising that the food’s highly tasty. And there’s a huge range of it, too. A bit of an understatement to say there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re after a delicious Toscana-style lasagna or a Thai massaman curry with all the traditional ingredients, you’ll find it here at Olivio. You’ll also find antipasti, risotto, pasta and pizza along with Thai salads, soups, curries and stir-fries.
If you’re here with your beloved, you may wish to opt for the Private Romantic Dinner, where you eat at a decorated table either on the beach itself, weather and tides permitting, or at the poolside. There are three set menus: traditional Thai, Italian and European. Whichever you choose, it’s guaranteed you’ll be spoiled by the treats that will be brought to your table. All you have to do is to book the table 24 hours beforehand.
Last but not least, if you’re in Chaweng or Choeng Mon and would like to come for a meal at Olivio, you can take advantage of a free round-trip service.
Truly relaxing and always welcoming, Olivio offers highly tasty dishes across a pleasingly wide culinary spectrum.
- Gnocchi di patate al gorgonzola – Potatoes dumpling in gorgonzola cheese cream sauce
- Calzone Pizza – Tomato, Mozzarella, Artichoke, Mushroom, Ham
- Fettuccine con salmone allo zafferano – Homemade Fettuccine with salmon in saffron cream sauce
- Parma Ham & Rocket – Tomato, Mozzarella, Rocket, Parma Ham, Mascarpone
- Capelli d’angelo con gamberi – Homemade angel hair pasta with prawns, garlic, white wine and tomato sauce
- Crema di Zucca con Mascapone – Punmpkin soup with mascaopne cream cheese
Contact: 077 231 500-8
Average cost per person: 950 Bt
House wine per bottle: 1,200 Bt
House wine per glass: 240 Bt
Credit card: Visa, Master, Amex, JCB
Service & Tax: All prices are subject to 7% government tax.
Breakfast: 06.30 am – 10.30 am
Lunch: 11.00 am – 03.00 pm
Dinner: 05.00 pm – 11.00 pm (Italian & Thai cuisine)
Free transfer to our restaurant in Chaweng Beach – Choeng mon Beach (advance booking required)