Mastery of home made dishes
Cuisine: all kinds of western food
Recommended dishes: pork fillet, pizza
Price indication: very reasonable; average meal about THB 200 up
Yummy Pizza is run by the charming Toni Putrino who, judging by the name is Italian, but in fact only by descent as his parents moved to Australia and Toni has spent the 30 years before setting up his restaurant traveling all over the world as a musician. Living and working in so many places, he picked up local flavors and tastes and learned how to make local dishes in a homemade style.
This is clearly reflected in his menu, which not only includes pizza and pasta but also a lot of international dishes especially German style as this is where he lived for a long time. Expect all kinds of variation with pork meat, which is by far the very best I have ever had in Chiang Mai.
The great thing about this place is that Toni knows how to create flavor using natural ingredients and natural recipes. Nearly all of his ingredients are homemade and you can taste and smell it. The pizza bread is the very best I have ever had in Chiang Mai, forget about the Duke’s which doesn’t have any mastery of cooking. If you had a pizza from Toni, you will never fancy a Duke’s pizza anymore.
The pasta’s are good but not excellent (the spaghetti flour is almost the only thing which is not homemade, but that can be forgiven), all the pork meat is excellent with great smell and taste, and no doubt many other dishes are very good from what I saw.
The place is a little out of town in the direction of Hang Dong but well worth the drive. It almost feels like a community of people who know each other and are very friendly with each other, so it’s a warm welcome you get here. All the staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
There are special evenings with a band and then the menu is smaller than it normally is, so I recommend going on another day if you come for the food instead of for the live music, although that’s also kind of fun to listen to.
This place not only focusses on good quality food, they also supply fairly large quantities so for most people this should be enough.
Great pizza crust
Eggplant roles from oven
Location: Canal Road. From intersection of Suthep road and Canal Road, follow Canal Road all the way down south past the 700 Years road on your left, and Mae Hia market, then pay attention to your left after a curve in the road.
Open: every day
More information about Chiang Mai: www.chiangmailocator.com
Posted 18th May 2014 by Chiang Mai Eater
Labels: best of CM, farang