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Kai Bae Beach | 51/13 moo4, Ko Chang, Thailand
+66 87 801 6159
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Espoo, Finland
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Good authentic italian place with a large selection of pasta and pizza and starters. Different options for wines as well. Cute garden setting by the road.

Thank niinukka
Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

When the moment arrives you want to eat something different than Thai cuisine, Fernanda's Ziva restaurant is the place to go on Ko Chang. Our understanding for the negative comments here is somewhat limited. In order to fully enjoy lunch or dinner, you should just bring mosquito repellent when you sit outside. Our pasta with spinach and ricotta, fish and... More 

Thank Hanns G
Herzlia, Israel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Wondering around Kai Bae, we came across a beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean quaint Italian restaurant. We were immediately welcomed by the friendly lady who owns the restaurant and were seated immediately. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and even-though we were with our three young and noisy boys we were made to feel comfortable. The food was fantastic!!! The... More 

Thank Taryn S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

After almost two weeks of delicious Thai food and longing for something different we discovered this little Italian restaurant nearby The Dewa. The owner, an very nice Italian woman, cooks typical with love prepared Italian food. She gives attention to every guest in a respectful and pleasant way. We ate salads and pizza. Typical Italian pizza, delicious. There is also... More 

Thank Nanda v
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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!!!

Thank Annett P
Lulea, Sweden
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank Hedberg73
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!

1 Thank Maracanã B
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

Thank IanGowland
Bangkok, Thailand
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571 reviews
519 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
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 

Thank Whirled_Traveler74
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 

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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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, 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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