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Kai Bae Beach | 51/13 moo4, Ko Chang, Thailand
+66 87 801 6159
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Garching bei Munchen, Germany
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014 via mobile

Nice place with very good food, here you can also find some well made salads, very good pasta and pizza. Prices are quite high tough.

Thank FlexiR
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

Best pizza's we had on Koh Chang in our three weeks on the Island. Lovely thin and crispy crust with tasty toppings. A little gem of a restaurant!

Thank Gen H
Cologne, Germany
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

I went back this year to Koh Chang and Fernandas restaurant ZIVA, and I was so happy to find the same top quality of genuine italian cuisine made by the ownwer Fernanda and her team who were as gentle and helpful as last year! I went almost every evening to enjoy a delicious pasta or crusty pizza and after that... More 

Thank Bettina K
Riex, Suisse
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

The restaurant is beautiful, the owner and cook is a warm and a wonderful person, and food is just delicious and varied! After having spent already quite some time in Thailand with our four year old son, we were looking for italian food, and we were delighted to find this fresh and authentic cuisine, in a very nice atmosphere. As... More 

Thank catherine S
Athens, Greece
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

Salad was good, my wife's aubergine dish was good, my pasta carbonara was plain bad. Service is the same as in any Thai restaurant, where they just put the cutlery on a dirty tablecloth. And indeed the tablecloth was dirty. Not sure if I can judge from one visit, but it was nothing special and the prices are double than... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

The first time I entered the restaurant i was a bit worried whether the food would be good because it was an Italian restaurant on a Thai island thousands of kilometres away from Italy. However when I had my "Pasta Mediterannea" it was absolutely amazing! Fernanda (the owner) was a very pleasant lady since in all the previous restaurants i... More 

Thank DanielRngrose
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Enjoyable meal at this very busy restaurant (we did not book and was lucky to get a table) More authentic than the usual "Thaitalian" often on offer, and house wine was decent, not too expensive. A little more pricey than some of the local Thai restaurants, but no dearer than other farang restaurants in Ko Chang - would recommend eating... More 

Thank Calabaykid
Ko Chang, Thailand
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70 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

First time I checked this restaurant I took the pizza Carbonara. It was a very good pizza. I checked again 2 days ago and took the Ham cheese one. Apparently this time the owner did the pizza, it was terrible, no tomato sauce, 2 piece of ham, no taste. Plus the place was flooded by mosquito, I got maybe 20... More 

Thank JohnGallet
fernanda p, Proprietario at Ziva, responded to this review

Dear Sir, the owner (me!) deos not make Pizza, NEVER.I do everything else but not pizza.I have a "pizzaiolo" with years of experience, who does very good pizza as the fist one you had. I wonder what happened with the second one; we normally use 120gr italian mozzarella, 12 AND NOT 2, pieces of ham,approx 70gr, and a right amount... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Why would you eat Italian in Thailand? Sometimes a change is as good as a rest and this is the best change you will find on Kai Bae. Everything is home made by the charming hostess and cooked fresh on the premisses. From pizza to pasta and the best fish dishes around this restaurant is a must if you have... More 

Thank gpsses
Northern California
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Great place if you need a break from Thai food. This is genuine italian food. The owner imports much of her ingredients from Italy and you can definitely taste it.

Thank joy2go

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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, European
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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