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Ziva

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Kai Bae Beach | 51/13 moo4, Ko Chang, Thailand
+66 87 801 6159
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Place and food are fantastic. The Italian owner (lady) is super friendly and the staff is very nice. The food is real Italian food - if you crave some real copa or ham etc. you will get it there! We went with our 8 month old baby and enjoyed the evening very much!!!

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Thank Annett P
Lulea, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This is a great italian restaurant that we highly recommend. We were 2 familys with a total of 9 persons and nobody was disappointed. We and the kids loved the food and service. We will be back before we leave Koh Chang.

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Thank Hedberg73
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Guys...I'm must confess, being 5 years living in Thailand isn't about only in Koh Chang, but I meaning every other italian restaurant I've being before Ziva is my only one! None in BKK or Phuket... Fernanda cook all dishes fresh, with such perfect balance! A restaurant you'll feel a home cuisine in a wonderful garden!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We have visited this restaurant on previous visits to Koh Chang but felt compelled to write a review this time. Ziva is located at the quieter end of Kai Bae but well worth looking for. The food is excellent and the Tirimasu is to die for. The lady owner works really hard to ensure that all your tastes are catered... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Nice little Italian spot. Pizza is tasty, served with a perfectly crispy crust. It was a little on the dry side- next time I would order extra sauce. Spaghetti was served with very fresh and delicious tomato sauce. We were less impressed with the Gnocchi with Gorgonzola sauce, though. It didn’t have much taste, which is very unusual for that... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We went to Ziva for nice romantic dinner with good food, nice atmosphere and authentic Italian experience. What I understood really makes the place is the charismatic owner. And we didn't get attention from her. She was chatting with others though. Without the chat it's just another pizza hut in Koh Chang. Trip to men's room was quite interesting. It... More 

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Thank Krystian K
fernanda p, Owner at Ziva, responded to this review

Dear Sir..food was good,your wife was so happy of her calzone..I know it because I came personally to ask if everything was fine,I was even surprised that you were sitting outside while in the afternoon you said that your choice would go to a table inside to avoid smokers,,,which means I was talking to you too and giving you my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Superb Italian Restaurant in Koh Chang, Thailand????? Yes and authentic. The owner is from Italy and she personally greets you and treats you in true Italian fashion. Wonderful food. Love the thin crust pizza We arrived very late...and the owner went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and unrushed

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Thank Tony R
fernanda p, Owner at Ziva, responded to this review

Thank you Tony...you and Kania are always welcome! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

You have to try pizza & pasta at Ziva. Then you will know by yourself. Why this place always full..!!! And don't forget to try Tris Ziva.

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Thank Teya W
fernanda p, Owner at Ziva, responded to this review

Thank you Teya for your review....waiting for you for another Tris Ziva!!! More 

Beijing, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

One great thing about this restaurant is that the Italian owner (a Milan lady who's already run the restaurant for 12 years) cares so much about it. Me and my family had a Chinese New Year's eve long dinner in their garden. After a while you forget you're in Thailand and feel like you may as well be on a... More 

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fernanda p, Owner at Ziva, responded to this review

Thank you ,your family and your friends for coming so many times to Ziva restaurant and for the review you wrote about us.Hope to see you all again...maybe next Chinese New Year..?! Best regards More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

If you want a break from all that amazing thai food, this is your go to place! Great pizza actually! We would strongly recommend the tiramisu!

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Thank Karin A
fernanda p, Owner at Ziva, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to our restaurant and for your positive review.Hope to see you again on Koh Chang and Ziva. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
Description
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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