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Kai Bae Beach | 51/13 moo4, Ko Chang, Thailand
+66 87 801 6159
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just came across this restaurant by accident but it was a very pleasant surprise! The menu is full of lovely sounding Italian food, something for everyone. Prices are mid-range but we'll worth it. We got bruscetta to start which was so full of flavour and then a pasta and pizza. Both were really yummy. Pasta was cooked a bit al... More 

Thank Leanne F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Europe and traveling often to Italy we usually don't go for Italian food in Asia , however after a few weeks in Asia I really wanted a pizza . We selected this restaurant as the the previous days we saw that the owner was always there and seemed friendly. We were not disappointed. We had 2 delicious pizza,... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As soon as i walked in there was a striking Italian woman approaching us. She made me feel like i was arriving for dinner at her home. We had seen the restaurant had been packed every night as we passed so we chose to try. In conversation i mentioned i had gluten intolerance and she returned with a delicious tasting... More 

Thank Justineannewatson
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Made by an incredible Italian woman. Gives you a feeling of warmth. Very recommended. Garlic bread, salad , and then the pizza : perfect combination

Thank gbonfil
Dudley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My dad has already left a review below, but I would like to second what a lovely time we had here. The owner, Fernanda, is such a lovely lady who genuinely cares that everyone is enjoying the food. We came the first night on our way to a different restaurant but decided on Ziva instead. The food and service were... More 

Thank spandangles
west midlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I visited ZIVA on 21st November 2016 for a birthday celebration meal with my daughter. We had both had a first class meal just two days earlier, so booked a table for two for the 21st..I went to the restaurant on the 20th and asked the owner, would it be possible for her to supply a birthday cake for my... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Lets start with the good stuff: The pastas and lazania were very very good. The owner is really nice and the starters including bruchetta and carpaccio were good. The deserts were ok but not great. The workers were horrible, did not know what to do ( our waiter brought us beer and to mt horror started to pour it into... More 

Thank Noga H
Pattaya, Thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

First of all I'm Italian and I guess that I know very well my cuisine, well...I can say for sure that this restaurant is a mediocre copy of the real Italian food....pasta is never " al dente " and served in a "deep" dish very uncomfortable to eat , it is like a dog bowl, terrible. Sauce is nothing special... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We been on Koh Chang for a month and really wanted to go italian. The owner is a beautiful lady from Milano. knows exactly what service is and her staff knows as well. We went twice and the food is good but first time disappointed about the brucehettas but main-courses were delicuios. Pasta Vongole and Rotolo with spinach excellent. Second... More 

Thank DonaMalaga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is an absolute gem. Hidden amongst the many bars and shops on the main street through Kai Bae, Ziva is a lush green paradise haven for anyone who enjoys high quality Italian cuisine. Whether you are 6 or 60 you can't not appreciate the attention to detail, flavours and authenticity of this surprisingly extensive menu. The owner is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Italian, Pizza
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kai Bae Beach | 51/13 moo4, Ko Chang, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Trat Province  >  Ko Chang
  • Phone Number: +66 87 801 6159
Ziva Italian Restaurant is a beautiful little restaurant housed in a thai-style house in the center of Kai Bae village. Guests can choose to dine inside in a stylishly decorated restaurant or outside in the charming planted garden. Ziva specializes in authentic Italian cuisine made with passion by the Italian owner, Fernanda. Delicious pasta dishes and pizzas; excellent fish, seafood and meat preparations, a good selection of wines and sublime deserts for a truly tasty Italian experience in Thailand. Ideal for families with children, couples looking for a romantic night or any traveler tired of I-thai-lian food and in need of the real thing. Pizza orders from 2 pm; restaurant open from 5:00 pm until 11pm.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?