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Serves meat, vegan options available. Italian restaurant with separate vegetarian and vegan menu. Vegan options are marked and include pizza with vegan cheese, lasagna, pasta, salad and more. Previously located at 100/20-21 Kata Rd, Tambon Karon. Open Mon-Sun 12:00pm-11:30pm.

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41 Reviews

First Review by Ekforster


Points +702

05 Jul 2020

Amazing vegan pizza

I had a truffle pizza which was so F'ing good. The vegan cheese was very nice, the base was perfect traditional Italian base, the truffles were divine.

We also had a few of their vegan deserts which were absolutely fantastic. Chocolate pudding and tiramisu.

The garlic bread was ordinary, was just some cold toasted bread drizzled with cold oil and topped with raw garlic. Perhaps this is just a particular style, but for me I prefer if the garlic is cooked and it is all served hot.

My partner had the lentil lasagne which she wasn't blown away by. I liked it but it paled in comparison to my truffle pizza and after she tasted my pizza she cursed her choice! There was a lot to choose from and I would definitely return to try more of it.

Pros: Excellent food, Good choice, Good portion

Cons: Expensive, Garlic bread wasn't good



Points +1268

22 Jun 2020

Nice Italian restuarant

We ate here a fair while ago. The entourage is nice and the staff very helpful and friendly. We tried a pizza and pasta. I remember not being that fond of the pasta I had but the pizza was very nice. We finished the meal with desserts which I shouldn't have done as it was too much but oh so yummy! If you are craving a good vegan Italian meal, this is the place to be!

Pros: Great food, Friendly staff, Nice entourage

Cons: They serve meat


Points +137

20 Mar 2020


5 * Restaurant!

Friendly staff, many vegan options.
Food tastes good.


Points +130

19 Mar 2020

INCREDIBLE vegan pizza & pasta

Heavenly pizza & pasta, homemade vegan cheeses, incredible wine list, vegan chef who makes vegan desserts that aren’t on the menu (just ask!), in a nice location with indoor/outdoor seating, can handle large groups, attentive staff, vegan Parmesan on the table (that wasn’t just a pile of nooch, lol). A 5 star experience, without a doubt. Tried the vegan whole wheat pasta with truffle cream sauce, the large vegan margherita pizza, focaccia & the Cuba libre. Absolutely cannot wait for more: we’re coming back tomorrow!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Large portions , Legit flavors


Points +119

19 Mar 2020

Fantastic Pizza

Came here for the vegan pizza and was not disappointed. I got the marinara which had the best vegan mozzarella I’ve had in Southeast Asia. The executive chef is vegan and has done an incredible job of veganizing some classic Italian dishes.


Points +95

06 Mar 2020

Delicious vegan Italian

Al of my vegan Italian food was amazing. They even have vegan parmesan. Service was fast and friendly. I sat outdoors, however there is also an inside seating area. Don’t skip the vegan chocolate mousse! I’ll definitely make this restaurant a regular stop.

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Location, Upscale atmosphere


Points +67

08 Jan 2020

AMAZING- 5 Stars

I had the Gnocci but asked for the cream and mushroom sauce. It was SO good. Had vegan garlic bread, also delicious. All vegan!
My Omni husband had a pizza (with meat) and he loved that, so great option for everyone.
Prices you would expect in Aus, not Thailand. But worth it nonetheless!

Pros: Vegan options clearly marked , Delicious , Variety

Cons: Expensive


Points +37

18 Dec 2019

Vegan chef, Fabio, running this restaurant

We had a relaxed late afternoon lunch. Pizzas, Greek salad, vegan purple potato gnocchi was all super...

He needs more support from vegan customers to convert fully to vegan only...

Cons: Most restaurants in Thailand are quite pricy...


Points +20

06 Dec 2019

Fantastic restaurant

I was really surprised to find such a great restaurant in Kata. It's just off the side street at the intersection. The pizza and pasta were brilliant, as was the service. Highly recommend.

Pros: Vegan cheese, Great atmosphere, Vegan dessert

Cons: None


Points +74

04 Dec 2019

Lots of options and a vegan specials board!

Friendly service, nice semi outdoor seating in a quiet back street but very close to main road. Interesting options and what I had was very nice, purple gnocchi with asparagus.

Pros: Lots of options, Fair prices, Vegan specials board as well as clear menu labels


Points +98

03 Dec 2019

Pizzas with vegan cheese

Be aware, the address on here and on Instagram are not correct!! Facebook and google maps have the correct location.

Food was really nice. Tried one of the vegan pizzas and a vegan lasagne with lentils, they had two kinds. Prices are reasonable, I think lasagna was ~250 and so was the pizza.

Pros: Vegan cheese, Reasonable price, Variety of options


05 Dec 2019


Points +112

13 Nov 2019

This is the place to go if you’re craving (vegan) pizza

The pizza here was very good! As a vegan you have three pizza and a few more pasta etc. options. The staff is friendly and serves your food fast. I ordered a vegan pizza. The cheese (also vegan of course) was very good. Unfortunately they used canned mushrooms, which was disappointing for the price. All in all I definitely recommend this place.

Pros: Vegan cheese/ vegan options/ clearly marked , Fast and friendly service, Tasty food

Cons: On the pricier side


Points +52

07 Nov 2019

Great vegan options

Going in an Italian restaurant in Asia sounds crazy but ... After 10 days of spicy food a good pizza is refreshing !
A lot of dishes are fully vegan and some days a special vegan menu is aviable.
I've try the vegan pizza and is was delicious for a decent Price.
A Real vegan friendly place in Kata

Pros: A Real vegan friendly place


Points +60

05 Nov 2019

Leckerste Pizza weit und breit

Es gibt vegane Pizzen. Veganen Käse. Endlich mal eine gut gewürzte Mahlzeit in Asien.

Pros: Lecker

Cons: Etwas teuer.


Points +416

04 Nov 2019

Great place with plenty vegan options

This place has a lot of clearly marked vegan and vegetarian options. Run by an Italian who invented some of the vegan dishes himself. I had purple potato gnocchis and they were delicious! The chef also recommends vegan wholewheat pasta with mushrooms, no-meatballs and lasagne with lentils. Food is good and honest as in Italy. Definitely worth another visit. Also the prices are quite fair in comparison to other places nearby.

Pros: A lot of vegan options, fair price

Cons: None


Points +34

26 Sep 2019

Amazing Vegan Food

I was so happy when I found this Place! One of the owners is Vegan himself and helps create and design the vegan menu. The food was AMAZING! It was very Italian and packed full of flavour! I highly recommend it to any vegans staying near Kata Beach, Phuket!

Pros: Lots of vegan and vegetarian options!, Super yummy food 😋


Points +58

26 Sep 2019

Amazing food, lots of vegan options, great service

Loved this place

Pros: amazing food , great service

Cons: non


Points +512

23 Sep 2019

So good

Went there twice. Had the garlic bread, bruschetta, vegetable pizza, lasagna, and chocolate mousse. Everything was vegan and absolutely delicious!

Pros: Clearly labeled vegan options, Delicious, Nice atmosphere

Cons: Quite expensive


Points +51

Mostly Veg
15 Jul 2019

Loved the vegan food

The chef is vegan and experiments with his menu resulting in quite a few vegan options to choose from. I had the purple potato gnocchi with asparagus sauce tomatoe coulis. My wife had the meatless lentil and quinoa balls with a rich Italian tomato sauce and rosted potatoes.

Pros: Tasty wholesome vegan food.

Cons: None.


Points +30

16 Jun 2019


Having read the excellent reviews on the restaurant and its food we were disappointed to try the focaccia, lasagne and caneloni. The focaccia base was not what we were used to, the garlic on it was cooked so it didn't have a garlic flavor but rather a burnt garlic flavor, the lasagne is pre-prepared and was just heated according to the waiter. It was really plain tasting. The cannelloni did not look like a cannelloni and was also plain tasting. Perhaps just our bad luck with the meal choices as these were not recommended on happy cow nor by the staff, we just chose what looked good. Top it off with them unable to accept our credit card or print any bill due to their internet failure

Pros: Lots of vegan options, support veganism, wifi,, Inside and outside and balcony seating

Cons: Expensive, pre cooked food at home reheated, plain, and tasteless meals


23 Jun 2019

Dear EitanGoldstein
I am sorry to read about your disappointing but I need to explain you some misunderstandings.
1)Our Focaccia is make with rosemary if you like with garlic you can ask with it so the one you said "didn't have garlic flavor" was rosemary and of course don't taste like a garlic
2) about the Lasagna if you like to eat a fresh Lasagna take about 1 hour need time to make the sauce (lentils need to soak 1 night) after prepare the sauce is time for the pasta, I need to mix the flours with water and need to rest 30 min in the fridge and than i can make the Pasta layers at the same time make the vegan bechamel and assemble all the ingredients together
3) for Canelloni is the same make spinach and tofu' for the filling, make the pasta and rest 30 min. in fridge make the pasta layers and roll it with the spinach
Now I hope you can understand in all the restaurant not only in mine with 80 seat cannot make everything same as you want and about the test I let the others reviews speak for me
Thank you


Points +53

16 Jun 2019

One the best vegan pizzas ever

I randomly walked past and saw the vegan sign out the front and was blown away by how good the pizza was! Probably one of the best vegan pizzas I’ve ever had. I wanted to try everything

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Not so cheap


Points +195

09 May 2019

Should be 5 stars

We happened to pass by this restaurant after we'd already eaten out one night. They had an Aboard outside with vegan specials so we decided we had to go back and try. We were also told one of the staff was vegan.

When we went back, we spoke directly with the vegan manager who explained that he makes all the pizza bases and vegan cheese himself! He even goes into the kitchen when vegan food has been ordered, just to make sure it's perfect!

There was so much choice on the menu that we decided to ask what the managers favourite was. He recommended the special of spaghetti with mushrooms and truffle cream - which was gorgeous! We also had the truffle pizza, garlic bread and olive pate.

I highly recommend this restaurant if you're vegan. The manager puts so much love into the food and wants as many vegan customers as he can - supply and demand!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Amazing vegan manager , Extremely yummy vegan food

Cons: A bit pricer but worth it!


Points +226

23 Apr 2019

Delicious vegan Italian food

My husband and I have been staying at Club Med near by and decided to try this place last night. We tried the olive pate, lentil & quinoa meatballs with potatoes, truffle & porcini pizza with vegan cheese and the vegan chocolate mousse.

Everything was so amazing. I loved both mains, the cheese on the pizza was so meaty and stretchy! I also loved that they didn’t charge extra for vegan cheese. The dessert was a great to finish up on.

It was quite expensive, we ended up paying 1000 baht for all of the above plus 3 soft drinks, so the prices were on par as back home but it was worth it for a once off treat!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Delicious vegan cheese at no extra cost, Vegan dessert!

Cons: Price was quite high even for Phuket


Points +135

16 Apr 2019

Great food, nice atmosphere

The pizzas are really nice and even the small are very large. Delicious garlic bread too. Vegan cheese available on loads of things.

Pros: Big vegan choice

Cons: Rather expensive


Points +1393

07 Apr 2019

Delicious vegan pizza!

The pizza and chocolate mousse are so good. Pizzas cost 250 baht, but given how rare vegan cheese is in Thailand, it’s worth it!

Pros: Impressive, homemade vegan cheese!


Points +1547

02 Apr 2019

Amazing vegan options

Would definitely recommend.
We had garlic bread, pizza and chocolate mousse (all vegan) and it was all really good.

It is slightly more pricey than usual Thai prices, but it is still very cheap compared to the UK!

Definitely go

Pros: Lots of vegan options , The vegan cheese was amazing, Really friendly staff

Cons: Slightly pricey


Points +137

26 Mar 2019

Amazing pizza

I took The vegetariana pizza with vegan chees and it was amazing! They have pastas, lasagna and more vegan options also!

Pros: A few Nice vegan options

Cons: A bit expensive

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