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dirtydog

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Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« on: December 16, 2009, 01:22:09 PM »
So does Korat have any lovely Italian food?
This was my breakfast this morning at an Italian restaurant in Pattaya, scallopini in tomato and oregano sauce.
So has Korat got an Italian restaurant that can beat that? 120baht I might add so not too bad price wise.
And please, don't mention pizza hut or pizza company on this thread, it's about nice Italian food, if I want to eat cardboard with ketchup on I can make that myself so no need for those 2 restaurants :)
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 01:41:36 PM »
There are a couple of pizzerias:

Pizzashop - started by Sten from Sweden,

DR Pizza - run by Dennis from Germany

and a new one actually run by an Italian, on Sueb-Siri, but haven't been there myself yet.

Oh well, and not to forget the Pizza Hut and Pizza Company at almost every street corner. ::)
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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 01:57:18 PM »
Chez andy has a good selection of pastas and makes pizza also. Amporn also does the same. More expensive than 120B though. Maybe 170B per dish is more accurate. The pizza place run by the Italian, on Sueb-Siri has apparently closed. I don't know if Dr Pizza does anything but pizzas. Does it do pasta dishes also? Oh, 7-11 has a 45B frozen bolognase dish which they will nuke for you!!
 

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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 02:35:31 PM »
Amporn Swiss Restaurant closed already a while ago. It was bought by Robert from the UK. I haven't heard that he kept Gaston's excellent menue.

Dennis from DR-Pizza in Choho gets praise for his pizza even from Italians.


And pizza for "nuking" you can also get at Big C and Makro besides 7/11.  :-X

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dirtydog

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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 02:41:40 PM »
This thread is about Italian food in Korat, whats all this rubbish?
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Robert from the UK
Italian food, this is about Italian food cooked by Italians.
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Dennis from DR-Pizza in Choho
Dennis is not an Italian name.
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Chez andy
Chez andy?
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Sten from Sweden

So it looks like its cardboard and ketchup if you want Italian food in Korat :)


 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 02:58:52 PM »
So it looks like its cardboard and ketchup if you want Italian food in Korat :)

If you come to Korat you'll find lots of superb Thai and other restaurants with international cuisine. Why go for Italian food made by an Italian? Cooks up here are multitalents. They are catering to natives and resident expats. In Pattaya they're catering to tourists only and they're starving when the tourists stay away. Up here restaurants have to adjust to other clientele, but they got all year round business.
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Mitraparp Monkey

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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 03:50:49 PM »
When in Rome do as the Romans do - when in Korat do as the Koratians do or stay in Pattaya!  ::)
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 04:01:24 PM »
There are lots of medium size places around Korat operated by Thais who had jobs in classy hotels and restaurants in Pattaya, Bangkok or Phuket before and do also cater to the farangs living in the area. They're just not as well known because they don't cater to farang clientele only. For example Blue Steak in Choho next to DR-Pizza makes excellent steaks at prices so low you can't imagine. No foreigner could compete with that.

It's just a matter of time until the Thais start selling italian food at high quality and prices no Italian could compete with.
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dirtydog

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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2009, 04:13:38 PM »
Don't you wish that that scallopini in tomato and oregano sauce was your breakfast this morning :)
 

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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2009, 05:45:48 PM »
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Chez andy?


Yes Chezandy. You will find the Italian section of the menu here>> http://www.chezandykorat.com/italiancorner.html [nofollow]
9 different dishes and a selection of 10 pizzas. I don't know what you expect from Korat Dirtydog, but you certainly wont find a La Pergola's here.  ;D ;D ;D
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2009, 05:56:06 PM »
Andy is a chef from Switzerland operating one restaurant on Koh Samui and one in Korat. He's in the restaurant business since 40 years or so. Not one of those guys who open a restaurant because they think it's easy. It's not only the food and wine selection he offers that impresses, his place is also clean.
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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2009, 06:37:39 PM »
There used to be an Italian restaurant in The Mall many years ago.  It was on the second floor right down a ways from Sizzler.  The food was actually okay for Korat. 

I also have to agree with DD.  When I go to an Italian restaurant, I don't order pizza.  That's like going to the finest steak house in the world and ordering a cheeseburger and fries.
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2009, 02:28:20 PM »
there you go, DD:


Music on the Hills

Khao Yai Valley, one of Thailand's top destinations for nature-loving travellers, will be filled with a romantic Christmas air and delightful festive songs and show-tunes when the Primo Posto restaurant hosts a dinner concert entitled "Music on the Hills at Primo Posto: We Need a Little Christmas" on Sat, Dec 26 at 7:30pm.

Pianist/baritone/master of ceremonies Apichart Intravisit will perform during the ‘‘Music on the Hills at Primo Posto: We Need a Little Christmas’’ dinner concert at Primo Posto restaurant in Khao Yai on Sat, Dec 26 at 7:30pm.

Nestled right in the middle of the famous valley in Nakhon Ratchasima, this Italian-style restaurant is said to be the most beautiful eatery in Khao Yai. And the 60-minute intimate living-room-style concert there will bring the weekend residents and visitors 22 popular Christmas and Broadway's golden oldies to be performed by Apichart Intravisit with the Primo Posto Quartet men's choir.

Apichart is a familiar face in Thailand's classical music circle for his role as master of ceremonies and narrator on several classical music and pop-music concerts for nearly 20 years, including the popular and annual Bangkok's "Music in the Park" at Lumpini Park.

His experience in music ranges from piano playing to narrating and singing show-tunes occasionally for charitable events, as well as producing his own small concerts such as "On the Street Where We Lived" at Dusit Thani Hotel in 1996, and "Summer Time" at Hilton Park Nai Lert in 1999.

An executive of Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Apichart has combined his skills of speech making, piano-playing, and singing to bring his audience a warm and intimate ambience with touching stories and meaningful remarks for any celebrations.

He will be backed on stage by the Primo Quartet, who have sung regularly for AMA Chorus, Bangkok Camerata and Bangkok Choral Society. Their experiences with varsity glee clubs, musicals production, and choral societies formed a strong foundation for their choral singing and staging skills.

The group comprises Charnyuth Waroonthepraksa, Dultat Wasinachindakaew, Pakorn Prachammuang and Prasit Champrasert. This concert will mark their return following their successful performance at Primo Posto in November.

This heartwarming piano singalong concert will also feature three guest vocalists - Rapeeporn 'Pearl' Prathum-Anon, Sarun 'Note' Kungbanpot and Kanittaka 'Goy' Limungura.

Though new to Bangkok classic-pip circle, Rapeeporn's voice has graced several theme songs of Thailand's popular TV dramas for over eight years. Following her extensive study of voice and music in Australia, Pearl returned to Thailand to teach in reputable music academies, as well as starring in musical productions, such as the recent production of Man of La Mancha. Pearl also sings regularly at pop concerts of Bangkok Symphony Orchestra.

Having earned his reputation as a singer with a heartwarming and handsome voice since he was eight, Sarun won several awards from the stages of youths to KPN Award 2001, which has proved his solid musicianship and profound linguistic skill. He has performed with Bangkok Symphony Orchestra since 2002.

Kanittaka's principal role in this event will be cooking. Nevertheless, as a seasoned alto vocalist, she can create another set of delicious melodies to entice the audience, as much as her culinary venture does to all diners. A faithful member of several glee clubs in Bangkok, Kanittaka has sung as both alto-soloist and as choir member at several public events with prominent combined choir groups.

Tickets cost 1,500 baht, including a five-course dinner to be served at 6pm, and should be purchased from Primo Posto by Dec 25. For reservations, call 086-514-9874. For more information, contact the restaurant on 084-035-8554.

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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2009, 03:31:03 PM »
You can always make Italian food yourself :)  My favorite.

CHICKEN SORRENTINO   

1 lb. chicken breast
6 tbsp. olive oil
2-4 slices eggplant
2 oz. (2 slices) smoked ham
8 oz. marinara sauce
4 oz. Mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Saute chicken breast in olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

In same pan, saute eggplant until tender. Set aside.

In same pan, saute ham for about 1 minute.

To assemble in oven dish: place chicken with a layer of eggplant, ham, and cheese. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve with linguini lightly tossed with olive oil. Serves 2.
 

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Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2010, 04:27:23 PM »
Italian food lover might like to drop by a newly opened Italian restaurant in Korat on Mitrapap Rd, halfway between Sima tani Hotel and The Mall, right after
Kings Hotel. It used to be a Mercedez benz car showroom. Yummie spaghetti and steak.......just call 044 246700 or 084 7132929 for reservation.

Martha
 

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Introduce a newly opened Italian Restaurant for food lover
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2010, 04:41:24 PM »
Dear Mates,
Why not try out a newly opened Italian Restaurant for a change........it is called PIDASO. Halfway between SimaThani Hotel and The Mall, opp. to Wat KOKPROM
and right after King's Hotel.  If you long for finest lamb chop, tenderloin or even simple spaghetti dishes or warm chocolate cupcake. They have it all!
call for 044 246700 or 084 7132929 for reservation.


 

sicho

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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2010, 04:50:27 PM »
Italian food lover might like to drop by a newly opened Italian restaurant in Korat on Mitrapap Rd, halfway between Sima tani Hotel and The Mall, right after
Kings Hotel. It used to be a Mercedez benz car showroom. Yummie spaghetti and steak.......just call 044 246700 or 084 7132929 for reservation.

Martha

Hi Martha.

Is it your restaurant? Does it have a website? Can you publish a menu?

Ta.
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Introduce a newly opened Italian Restaurant for food lover
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2010, 08:54:23 AM »
Dear Mates,
Why not try out a newly opened Italian Restaurant for a change........it is called PIDASO. Halfway between SimaThani Hotel and The Mall, opp. to Wat KOKPROM
and right after King's Hotel.  If you long for finest lamb chop, tenderloin or even simple spaghetti dishes or warm chocolate cupcake. They have it all!
call for 044 246700 or 084 7132929 for reservation.

(...)

Anyway, I went to this place.  It's not easy to find. The food was on par, but the prices are extremely high for Korat.  A rib-eye steak will set you back 950 baht while a Lamb chop goes for 790.  Lobster Thermidor is a whopping 1,800 baht.  Ouch!  Although the food is superb, I think it's going to be very challenging for this restaurant to survive in Korat.  Korat simply does not have as many big spenders as Bangkok.  It's still nice to see a real Italian restaurant open in Korat.  The decor and ambiance of this place is exceptional.  The kitchen is top notch as well. The food is great if you can afford the prices.

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Mitraparp Monkey

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Re: Introduce a newly opened Italian Restaurant for food lover
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2010, 10:33:45 AM »
Dear Mates,
Why not try out a newly opened Italian Restaurant for a change........it is called PIDASO. Halfway between SimaThani Hotel and The Mall, opp. to Wat KOKPROM
and right after King's Hotel.  If you long for finest lamb chop, tenderloin or even simple spaghetti dishes or warm chocolate cupcake. They have it all!
call for 044 246700 or 084 7132929 for reservation.

Can the spam on the "The best Korat restaurant" topic be deleted now? ;)
 

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Re: Introduce a newly opened Italian Restaurant for food lover
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2010, 10:56:52 AM »
 ;D Funny.

Have to agree about the price factor, many people have taken a roasting on the exchange rate collapse and have to tighten belts to survive, fandango restaurant nights out are probably high on the list of "Can survive without". Judging by the price ranges mentioned above then you'd be looking at at least 3000 for a meal for two with a couple of drinks each.  :o

If it's hard to find and has little parking then also a negative.
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Re: Introduce a newly opened Italian Restaurant for food lover
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2010, 10:59:39 AM »
Can the spam on the "The best Korat restaurant" topic be deleted now? ;)

PR is a really tricky thing, it can easily turn into the opposite. Adequacy is the keyword.

We'll leave it there for the moment! ;)
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sicho

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Re: Introduce a newly opened Italian Restaurant for food lover
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2010, 02:53:01 PM »
Junko, if you are the owner of this restaurant I wish you the same that I wish anyone starting a business that could benefit the farang community; I wish you luck and success. I also thank you for being brave enough to do it.

However, a word of advice from someone who has seen others make big mistakes here, if I may. Be very careful about your publicity. A high class restaurant such as yours seems to be should have a website of its own. It can be set up cheaply using excellent free software and you will be able to administer it yourself. There's absolutely no need to pay for the services of a website designer and you could change or update it, adding specials and promotions as often as you like, instantly and at no cost other than a few minutes of your time. Your site would have total independence and that would allow you to do a few useful things to get it noticed on the search engines. If you want to know more, PM me and I'll send you some links to show what I mean. I don't work and I'm not touting for business; I'm just trying to be helpful.  :)

I apologise if you are already a website designer in your own right, by the way.  8)
 

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Re: Introduce a newly opened Italian Restaurant for food lover
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2010, 03:46:35 PM »
Ouch, those prices are steep, on par or slightly more expensive than the top end Pattaya and Jomtien restaurants, bit out of my price range unfortuneatly, maybe nip down to the Lek Hotel for the all you can eat 199baht buffet this evening :)
 

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Information about PIDASO Italian Restaurant
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2010, 11:25:39 AM »
There was an unbiased comment from a real Farang customer who had visited PIDASO and that was why I hope you view Isaan Forum to see it for yourself.
Anyway, more info. for you if you are interested. It is a restaurant that serves authentic Italian taste. Prices range from 220.-/per plate of whole portion spaghetti
(there is a half-portion size for trial too)and up to 790.-/per plate for Tenderloin(import Australian premium grade beef). It's unfortunate that I cannot post pictures o
of the restaurant here but if you wish there are links on googles to pictures of menus/night atmosphere/etc.
It has already served over 100 customers during the last month. It would be a great pleasure to see you and your friends there.
Pls feel free to ask for more info. if you wish.
Enjoy..............
 

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Re: Information about PIDASO Italian Restaurant
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2010, 12:15:01 PM »
Why do we have to go to isaan forum?  Why doesn't the owner construct his own website?  The pictures on that forum don't do the restaurant any justice. Isn't the owner of that isaan forum the same owner who is running that porn - gambling website koratnightlife? How nice of him to taint Korat by using a name like that to promote his filth, and now you are asking us to visit his forum?  Sorry, I will pass. If I was the owner of that restaurant, I'd make my own website.
 

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Re: Information about PIDASO Italian Restaurant
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2010, 12:57:42 PM »
I agree, advertising in the wrong place - and the wrong way - can rather deter prospective customers than draw them. People usually don't go to restaurants and bars for the food alone but rather for the ambience and the crowd typically present there. When you choose a place for advertisement - or even tolerate what seems to be your own ad there by referring to it - you already select the crowd you want to draw. So if I as the recipient of your ad there don't want to hang with that crowd, I might think twice about visiting your place, no matter how appealing it might be by itself. ;)
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Re: Information about PIDASO Italian Restaurant
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2010, 01:45:39 PM »
There was an unbiased comment from a real Farang customer who had visited PIDASO and that was why I hope you view Isaan Forum to see it for yourself.
Anyway, more info. for you if you are interested. It is a restaurant that serves authentic Italian taste. Prices range from 220.-/per plate of whole portion spaghetti
(there is a half-portion size for trial too)and up to 790.-/per plate for Tenderloin(import Australian premium grade beef). It's unfortunate that I cannot post pictures o
of the restaurant here but if you wish there are links on googles to pictures of menus/night atmosphere/etc.
It has already served over 100 customers during the last month. It would be a great pleasure to see you and your friends there.
Pls feel free to ask for more info. if you wish.
Enjoy..............


I still don't understand why you, if you are the owner, don't have your own website to promote your business. Potential customers would be able to view your own comments, latest menu, offers and anything else you wanted to add at any time. Some people wouldn't review with links to comments on a website with which the didn't want to be associated and so you lose out. With your own website you would stand by your own reputation on the internet, not that of someone else.

Here's a good example of a restaurant website:

http://www.coffeepitini.com/Restaurant/Welcome.html

And here's a review that links to it:

website not exists anymore. Domain used for ads.


See what I mean. Simple, effective and something that a reviewer wanted to link to.

I've already suggested how you might create for yourself a simple and cost effective website. Why don't you have a go? It would enhance the image of your establishment rather than diminish it.
 

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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #27 on: July 03, 2010, 03:14:53 PM »
I agree with the above comments. I would never look at link going through a certiain other korat based website but i would look at the restaurants own website and I would likely try the restaurant. However, if I thought it was closely linked to the owner of the site I did not mention above, i would not go there. You cannot choose your relatives but you should be careful to chose your friends and business associates.
 

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« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2010, 03:59:37 PM »
Sometimes you can be put off when you know a certain person may have sat on the seat you might fancy. Fancy might be wrong word. Teehee.

Also, businesses put phone nos. and emails on website dont they. That way you can call to make reservation.

Hello, is that the indian? I want to make reservation.   Hahaha.

Sorry sahib, merkins have all reservation now. Hohoho
 

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Re: Italian food or restaurants in Korat
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2010, 05:00:50 PM »
There are a couple of pizzerias:

Pizzashop - started by Sten from Sweden,

DR Pizza - run by Dennis from Germany

and a new one actually run by an Italian, on Sueb-Siri, but haven't been there myself yet.

Oh well, and not to forget the Pizza Hut and Pizza Company at almost every street corner. ::)
well first think i want to say allo to everybody because i am new in this forum.
i have a pizza shop in dankwiain, the shop is not so nice but food is genuine and real italian, have a wood fired owen and pizza is the real italian one i make also fettuccine by myself and good lasagna than have the commun italian disces like steak salad many kind of pasta prices are reasenable ....
so lets try!
 

 



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